Salud Taco's Brings La Bamba Room Mexican-Japanese Restaurant & Listening Bar To San Diego's Barrio Logan

September 5, 2023

The team behind San Diego's popular Salud Tacos has unveiled La Bamba Room, a Mexican-Japanese fusion restaurant and listening bar now open in Barrio Logan. 

Ernest Becerra's San Diego Taco Company began as a one-man catering cart before blossoming into the first brick-and-mortar location of Salud in the historic Barrio Logan neighborhood in 2015. Since its debut, Salud has been packing the house in the Barrio with a menu of unique tacos, Mexican street food, handcrafted drinks and local craft beers. In addition to Salud & San Diego Taco Catering, Becerra also owns Corazon Del Barrio live music venue in Barrio Logan.

For several years, Becerra has been in the process of expanding Salud's original Barrio Logan location by 2,000 square-feet for the opening of La Bamba Room. Inspired by the 1987 movie of the same name, La Bamba finally opened over Labor Day weekend, offering a menu centered around small plates inspired by Japanese and Mexican flavors. Expect items like Mexican-style yakitori, chorizo Japanese milk bread, and much more. From the bar, there is a selection of classic cocktails, beer, wine and Japanese whiskey. There is also a custom jukebox that will play vinyl records and a DJ booth made from salvaged sections of the owner's abuela's home bar. 

La Bamba Room is located next door to Salud at 2196 Logan Avenue in San Diego's historic Barrio Logan. For more information, visit