Popular Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant moving to Lakeview District, while Piggly Wiggly expands

Los Amigos Birmingham
Los Amigos Birmingham
Los Amigos on Clairmont Avenue is moving to the Lakeview Entertainment District. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Los Amigos, the popular and beloved family Mexican Restaurant on Clairmont Avenue is moving  to the Historic Lakeview Entertainment District, confirms Bham Now.

According to Los Amigos management their new location will be the former Bird’s Pizza & Bar site at 2839 7th Avenue South, which closed in October 2018.

Los Amigos Birmingham
Formerly the site of the Bird Pizza & Bar in the Lakeview Entertainment District on 29th and 7th Avenue South. The location will soon the new Los Amigos. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Los Amigos could not provide at this time additional details about their departure at the Clairmont location.


Piggly Wiggly Expanding

Bham Now was also able to confirm that the adjacent Piggly Wiggly, the shopping center’s anchor store, will be expanding into the space left by Los Amigos.

Neighborhood Continues to Change

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SHOPPE and the old Silvertron building. Photo courtesy of Mark Thompson

Commercial and retail business along Clairmont Avenue Birmingham’s Southside continues to evolve. In April, the owners of SHOPPE announced they were expanding into the adjacent old Silvertron location. Meanwhile, the Naked Art Gallery closed last month.

What’s Next

Speculation about the Los Amigos move has been posted numerous times on Social media (I Believe in Birmingham and Reddit) over the past few days and months.


In fact, word about their departure from the Clairmont location was first announced on the I Believe in Birmingham Facebook site.  Engagement and comments about Los Amigos has been overwhelmingly supportive and grateful that the family-run restaurant will be remaining in the community.

What’s on next Birmingham?

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.