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MAY 2019

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60 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 5.19 La Catrina If you've seen the movie Coco, you get what La Catrina is all about. Bright spray-painted murals, including several catrinas (those skeleton women in floral Derby-like hats) look like they could come to life in a Día de los Muertos–style song and dance. Get owner Roza Segoviano talking about life in her husband Juan's native Mexico, and you can almost smell the dirt on the family's farm. The Dona Nena taco (with potatoes and chorizo, almost like a breakfast taco) is named after Juan's late grandmother. The birria taco (a mole beef short rib) has been a family recipe for 40-plus years. "Those put the family on the map," Segoviano says. "(People) come from towns away." It's surprising to learn that the couple owns the small local chain of Señor Iguanas, which serve the expected Mexican fare — much different from La Catrina's street food that Segoviano says she loves to cook at home. Even more surprising is that she and Juan are in the kitchen cooking on the Wednesday evening that I visit. Their son is bussing tables. Aunts and uncles manage the other restaurants. It's all en la familia. 212 E. Elm St., New Albany — Mary Chellis Nelson

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