Centro Cocina Mexicana was founded on the idea of providing authentic, regional Mexican food in a fun, festive atmosphere. Executive Chef Kurt Spataro spent extensive time within several regions of the country, learning the cultural cuisines and techniques. Everything from the menu is prepared in-house using traditional Mexican cooking techniques. Salsas are made fresh daily, tortillas are hand-crafted, even the masa for the tamales is made with house-made lard. Unique features of the bar include a selection of seasonal fruit-infused tequilas, and a special barrel that ages a locally distributed organic tequila. The restaurant has been certified as a "Sustainable Business" by the Business Environmental Resource Center.