Aldana offers fine Mexican food and drinks, authentic atmosphere

Troy Times | Published March 31, 2021


You’ll find all your favorite Mexican dishes and drinks at Aldana Mexican Bar & Grill, but what you’ll experience there is unlike anything else in town.

“This place is very authentic. What we want is for the customers, as soon as they get through the door, we want them to experience Mexico,” co-owner Maria Aldana said.

Aldana Mexican Bar & Grill brings the excitement of stepping into an authentic Mexican plaza to the metro Detroit area. It’s a full sensory experience, with al pastor pork roasting in the open kitchen, terra cotta flooring and the sound of live mariachi music.

A kiosko of the finest bottles welcomes tequila aficionados to Aldana. With 160 bottles in house and an agave-centric cocktail program, the bar is well positioned to become the Detroit area’s premier tequila destination.   

Now open for carryout, catering and dine-in customers in accordance with current state guidelines, Aldana took a fine-dining approach to the food, drink and service, all created to surpass what’s available elsewhere in southeastern Michigan. From the delicious signature or street tacos, to fajitas made with chicken from Amish farms, grass-fed beef or the freshest shrimp, the flavors are authentic to old-world Mexico and the quality of each dish is ensured through every ingredient. It’s all regionally sourced through the finest farms and most-reputable distributors.

Aldana said the concept and cuisine were inspired by her own family’s roots in Guadalajara, Mexico. She said her husband, co-owner Nabil Ashi, played a key role in bringing Aldana from a concept to family-owned fruition. A sister restaurant, Las Cazuelas Grill, welcomes patrons in Detroit, Melvindale and Southfield.    

“Everything we’ve done in the business is done with heart. We do everything with passion,” Aldana said. “Family encouraged me to open up a business in the family tradition of getting together and cooking. It’s based upon a traditional family meal.”

Aldana Mexican Bar & Grill is located at 2896 W. Maple Road in Troy. To reach the restaurant or for more information, call (248) 792-2111.