The name "Playa" doesn’t refer to geography but to the spirit of L.A.’s open-air, laid-back, coastal lifestyle. In its concept, food, drinks, design, and scene, Playa expresses a relaxed new urban Latin vibe as envisioned by chef/owner John Rivera Sedlar and the creative team who have helped him make the restaurant a reality.
La Monarca Bakery
With stores in Huntington Park, East LA, Santa Monica and coming to Pasadena this fall, La Monarca Bakery strives to offer products and service of unique quality which have earn it multiple local and national media features including coverage on CNN, NBC, Unvision, LA Times, La Opinion, LA Weekly and Eater LA, among others, as well as official recognition by California's State Assembly and Mexico's Ministry of Agriculture, which included La Monarca Bakery as the only bakery in the top 20 Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles List on 2010
Open since July, the city's only kosher Mexican restaurant delivers what it promises: tacos and burritos, carne asada and birria, salsa and guacamole, all under Kehilla kosher supervision. Chef Katsuji Tanabe formerly cooked at Shiloh's, a kosher steakhouse only a few blocks west of Mexikosher, where he won over skeptical diners -- and kosher inspectors -- with his "bacon" cheeseburger.
La Casita Mexicana
“La Casita Mexicana” is a place where people who truly enjoy real and authenitc Mexican cuisine will find an enormous and extensive selection of dishes, appetizers, desserts, and drinks from various parts of Mexico.“La Casita Mexicana” offers their clients a very familiar and relaxing environment which one can find in an authentic “cenaduria” from the Mexican Republic which are characterized by excellent food and service.Decorated Mexican style, with bright colors pleasing to the eye, plants, fine art, music, and paper-art found in Mexican festivals “La Casita Mexicana” offers everything needed to satisfy even the most outlandish character.
Chef Richard Sandoval, internationally recognized as the Father of Modern Mexican Cuisine, elevates Mexican cooking to new heights at La Sandia. Guests enjoy authentic Mexican specialties served alongside over 200 fine Tequilas and agave spirits. Inspired by his culinary mantra of 'old ways, new hands,' Chef Sandoval reinterprets traditional dishes with innovative techniques and skillful presentation.
FRIDA RESTAURANT was created ten years ago with the purpose of serving authentic, traditional, Mexican food, in an environment consistent with its Mexican traditions. It's main objective is to satisfy its clientele by creating and serving a variety of typical Mexican dishes, in a warm atmosphere, with the best costumer service possible. The tremendous positive response from the regular and loyal clientele that FRIDA Restaurant created, turned it into one of Beverly Hills' most charming and successful restaurants to date.
FRIDA TACOS at the Brentwood County Mart and on Melrose Avenue were created as a traditional, typical Mexican Taqueria, serving the same high quality and authentic Mexican food in a friendly environment.
The latest concept from restauranteur Vicente Del Rio, CASA AZUL CANTINA is a full-service restaurant in the heart of Westwood Village that marries the best of the sophisticated approach of well-regarded FRIDA Restaurant with the ease of the FRIDA TACOS concept. It is an approachable restaurant with the same emphasis on authentic Mexican cuisine served in a setting that celebrates the art and culture of Mexico.
Red O Restaurant Mexican Cuisine by Rick Bayless features menus designed by the renowned chef responsible for changing the image of Mexican food in America. Most people know Bayless from his highly rated PBS series "Mexico—One Plate at a Time," and from his seven cookbooks. In 1987, he founded side-by-side restaurants in Chicago: the casual Frontera Grill and the sophisticated Topolobampo. In 2007, Frontera Grill was awarded Outstanding Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation. The organization has also honored him as Midwest Chef of the Year, National Chef of the Year, and Humanitarian of the Year. His book, Mexican Everyday, was also nominated for a James Beard Award. In August 2009, Chef Bayless was crowned the winner of Bravo’s "Top Chef Masters," beating out 23 other culinary luminaries. RED O is the first Los Angeles restaurant with cuisine by Rick Bayless, and his first venture outside of Chicago.
Founded by Oaxacan husband and wife Fernando Lopez and Maria Monterrubio, Guelaguetza revolutionized American's perceptions of Mexican food by staying true to authentic Oaxacan recipes and ingredients, garnering attention and prize from top food critics and foodies, including Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jonathan Gold and celebrity chefs Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray.
Nevera Juice Bar
We are a juice bar that offers fresh fruit juices, smoothies, healthy food and supplements: smoothies with protein100% natural juices, fresh made to order sandwiches and wraps and nutritional supplements
Over the years, Yuca’s has been fortunate to receive great press from various publications and media outlets in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Receiving the James Beard Award on May 2, 2005 was the culmination of the accolades received - an amazing honor in the category “America’s Classics” that put the icing on Mom’s dream.
Jimmy Shaw, the Executive Chef of the Loteria Grill and whose dishes are featured in the “L.A.’s Original Farmers Market Cookbook” by JoAnn Cianciulli, shares his recipes for traditional Mexican foods that you can whip up with your fresh market finds.
La Tiendita Mexicana
La Tiendita Mexicana is a store filled with incredible Mexican art crafts and is complement of the restaurant La Casita Mexicana. La Tiendita Mexicana carries a wide variety of items made entirely by hand from different parts of Mexico. Items include: Lead free ceramics, embroidered clothing, souvenirs, paintings by Mexican artists, fine jewelry, party decorations, Mexican candles, traditional mole from La Casita Mexicana and many other goodies.
Cacao Mexiantessen is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant in Eagle Rock. Cacao has been open since 2009. The menu is inspired by the state of Baja California. Caca also features a large selection of Mexican wine from the Valle de Guadalupe and other Baja wine regions.
Candela Taco Bar
Located in the heart of Miracle Mile is recognized for its array of delectable tacos. Candela offers a plethora of unique yet traditional dishes and fresh-squeezed Margaritas. Since its first year, Candela has been Zagat recognized, been chosen to represent Mexican cuisine at "The Taste of LA" and catered many prestigious events such as Cirque du Solei's Iris World Premier
A Torta Ahogada (drowned sandwich) is a typical dish from the Mexican state of Jalisco. It is called "drowned" because the sandwich is submerged in a sauce made primarily of dried chili pepper called Chile de Arbol. In 2008, the Galvan family of Amapola Market decided to open a restaurant where they could sell this specialty dish along with others from the region. Among the Torta Ahogada, we offer other dishes specific of the region.
Sprawled along the Pacific, the Mexican state of Nayarit is known for its pristine seafood. Lots of restaurants in L.A. produce a decent version, but none with the rigor and gusto of Coni'Seafood. A billboard overlooks the storefront, the restaurant’s name painted in an unsteady hand above the door. Walk into a room that’s wall-to-wall turquoise, and you’ll see chef Sergio Peñuelas in the cramped kitchen.His shrimp ceviche, mixed on the spot, is bright and briny; eating it, you almost forget you’re on Imperial Highway. When Peñuelas can source cucarachas, tiny plump Honduran shrimp, he blisters them in hot oil and adds lime wedges to the plate. They’re just the thing on a Sunday afternoon when an oompah-pah band plays on the crowded patio in back.