The La Cabana
by Mary Jane Dougherty
Crunch! Yum! Delicious! That was my first bite into my very first taco at, The La Cabana Restaurant in Anchorage, Alaska.
Then, a second bite into my crunchy taco along with eating the yummy rice and tasty beans in my very first, La Cabana combo meal.
As I looked up from my plate, I could see my mother Feodoria, step-father Bob and my sister and brothers enjoying their first combo meal just like me.
We lived on 2nd Ave and Cordova in Anchorage, Alaska in the 1950s. As I recall, our family had not eaten at the La Cabana until 1962. We walked by it on our way home from school but never stopped in.
However, this was a special occasion and this was where my mother wanted to take us.
Wow, were we glad she did. The meal was delicious and their Coca Cola fountain drink was especially tasty and refreshing.
La Cabana is Alaska's Original Mexican Restaurant built in 1953. This restaurant by far out tastes any other Mexican restaurant that I've eaten at… even here in sunny California.
That does it. Now I've gotta go get a taco combo meal down the street. It won't taste like La Cabana's, but a craving is a craving!