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.
Frida Mexican Cuisine
FRIDA RESTAURANT was founded by Vicente del Rio to bring authentic, traditional, Mexican food and environment to Los Angeles. Frida offers guests gourmet Mexican cuisine made with fresh ingredients. The menu highlights a variety of regions throughout Mexico by showcasing traditional Mayan recipes and contemporary Mexican fare. Frida also offers an extensive tequila and mezcal program in addition to several wines by the glass. Tequilas are served in traditional Mexican fashion with a side of sangrita – Tabasco, tomato juice, and spices. Join Frida Restaurant for lunch, dinner or brunch in Westwood and Beverly Hills. For more information on Frida Restaurants, visit www.fridarestaurant.com.
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.
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.
Mexicali Taco & Co.
Esdras Ochoa & Javier Fregoso have garnered popularity and accolades with their Northern Baja centric cuisine. With their flame-grilled meats and abundant salsa bar, MEXICALI TACO & CO. brings the street food experience to Los Angeles, with its wood-lined interior and signature red picnic benches. A commitment to classic Baja flavors and great ingredients has brought them much success, including being champions of the 2011 & 2013 LA Taco Madness competition, numerous "Best of" lists in the LA Times, LA Weekly & Eater LA, as well as accolades from food critics like Jonathan Gold.
A family owned restaurant with five years of experience, Casa Oaxaca Restaurant has trespassed borders to bring you the flavor and passion found in the pre-Hispanic recipes of Oaxaca. Indulge in the multi-sensory experience created by the region’s typical drinks and its colorful cuisine rich in flavors, aromas and textures. Casa Oaxaca Restaurant prides itself in pleasing its customers and making each visit a memorable one. Mi casa es su casa.
Ceviche Project is the Los Angeles-based pop-up restaurant brainchild of founder-owners Octavio & Shannon Olivas, which aims to bring together family, friends, music and new tastes in communal and one-of-a-kind dining experiences. Octavio was born in Mexico City and his love for the cuisine was initiated when his parents introduced him to the sea at a very young age. He and his dad used to go fishing along the Mexican coastlines and together prepare a fresh and simple citrus-marinated-fish using the catch of the day. Since then Octavio has lived in New York, London and Los Angeles ... which has brought many moments of inspiration that he has incorporated into Ceviche Project's recipes. In addition to regularly popping up at LA-based restaurants, Ceviche Project is also available for hire at markets, pop-up food and fashion events and private parties.
> FRIDA TACOS was founded by Vicente del Rio as a fast-casual alternative to Frida Restaurant. Frida Tacos serves authentic Mexican flavors with an emphasis on freshly prepared fillings, such as grilled beef, barbacoa, chicken mole and pork cochinita pibil. Guests can enjoy a selection of soft and crispy tacos, burritos, sopes, quesadillas, nachos, tortas and salads, all with a casual walk-up taqueria feel. Currently, Frida Tacos has locations in Brentwood, Melrose and at the Westside Pavilion. For more information on Frida Tacos, visit www.fridatacos.com
The Curie family combines the traditional fresh seafood-based coastal cuisines of Sinaloa and Nayarit with a formal chef training. El Coraloense prides themselves in the freshness of their affordable traditional and contemporary regional Mexican seafood. Their 'fish wings' for example, are made with swordfish and glazed with the traditional a la diabla style sweet and spicy sauce. This, plus their fresh real abalone and octopus cóctel are just some of the dishes that will have you going back to Bell Gardens for more.
Amapola Deli and Market was co-founded in 1961 by Carlos B. Galvan along with his father Francisco Galvan. Carlos took over the helm in 1970, when it was still a "mom-and-pop" neighborhood market with only six employees. Today, Amapola is a specialty food store and manufacturer of tortillas, employing more than 200 employees. Throughout the years, Amapola has gained fame by selling the best corn tortillas and masa for tamales. Every holiday season, queues of customers line up outside the stores hours before the stores open for business.
Ricky's Fish Taco
Ricky's fish tacos specializes in crispy Baja-style fish and shrimp tacos. Its flavors and signature crunch has been touted by many angelenos and visitors alike as the best outside of proprietor Ricky Piña`s hometown of Ensenada.
Mixologist Pablo Moix & Steve Livigni
Black Market Liquor Bar is a casual but charming restaurant in Studio City featuring craft cocktails, micro brews, an extensive wine list and a small plates menu created by Top Chef Antonia Lofaso. The restaurant is located at 11915 Ventura Blvd in Studio City and opens it's doors at 5pm seven days a week.
Chefs Patrick Aguirre (La Taquiza, Bouchon Bakery) and Ricardo Jordan Diaz (Dorados, Cook's Tortas, Guisados, Bizarra Capital, Colonia Taco Lounge) are bringing crunchy tasty tacos to Sunset Blvd. Reflecting on the great tacos dorados we grew up with at home, we are putting together classics like potato and cheese but also creating new Latin inspired combinations: duck carnitas, pig's feet, oxtail & more. Along with new spicy veggie tacos we will have a small chef selected line of Mexican and local craft beers. Simple, direct & delicious. Join us soon!
Guerrilla Tacos was founded in the arts district of downtown LA by Wesley Avila in August of 2012. When Guerrilla Tacos first opened it operated as a street cart. Sourcing the best seasonal ingredients such as grass-fed beef, farmers market vegetables, heritage pork and free range chicken. GuerrillaTacos is making some of the most inventive tacos in town.
Tacos Punta Cabras
Tacos Punta Cabras is a Baja California inspired seafood joint. We specialize in ceviche and tacos. Hand made with love, and a touch of technique. Gourmet street food