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The brick and mortar version of the popular TLT food truck has found its permanent home in Westwood, amidst a bunch of healthy, innovative restaurants. The lime-green walls remind diners of its mob... read more
Housed inside the environmentally friendly Shore Hotel overlooking the Pacific, this eatery has a beach-meets-farm look, but in a pretty way (think pale woods and pastels and lots of light). The me... read more
This cavernous cantina was designed with an impeccable eye to tradition (think lanterns, Mexican tiles and a family-style taco bar), and the menu lives up to our high standards with authentic cevic... read more
Not that LA really needs another "exotic" taco joint, but hey since it's here, go ahead and lap up a few of their eclectic tacos and knock back a pitcher of sangria or a michelada (their version co... read more
Another in a string of restaurants by Steve Arroyo monopolizing the corner of Beverly and Stanley, this taqueria is an expanded version of his original Escuela. In a casual setting with colorful wo... read more
Chef Jose Aleman teams with restaurateur Harry Morton to bring local produce reflective of and more extensive than the Mexican cantina's primary location. With three floors of sexy pink walls and s... read more
At first glance, you might not even realize this slick 3rd Street Promenade-proxy restaurant serves Mexican cuisine, were it not for the heaping plates of carnitas, ceviches and other Mexicali... read more
Tacos and margaritas reign supreme at this West Hollywood upscale cantina, but it's dishes like short rib chile verde or the Kobe burger with sweet potato fries that really stand out. The suave woo... read more
From the owners of Frida's Taqueria comes this upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant. Sure, LA is rampant with south of the border cuisine, but Casa Azul stands out with its traditional mole recipe... read more
Sleek Mexican restaurant is a welcome respite from the plethora of Italian joints jamming up Beverly Hills. Taberna pays homage to the mother of all Mexican places (Ninfa's in Houston) with its c... read more
Santa Monica Place is a mall, sure, but it's one of those new-fangled indoor/outdoor spaces that could be called 'upscale'. Fancy stores, restaurants with expensive cocktails. This is one of them. ... read more
The name isn't confusing anybody, is it? There's a whole wall of tequilas to choose from, from guaranteed hangover-inducers to the stuff that goes for $300 a shot. It comes with a lobster burrito. ... read more
Empanadas are savory little turnovers. Filled with any number of ingredients, usually of the delicious variety. And tostinos are toasted white bread sandwiches, sometimes with slightly exotic ingre... read more
Not upscale Mexican, just street food-variety deliciousness. Perhaps a bit hard to understand in the land of taco trucks, but looks like Plancha understands (if the menu is any indication). Taquito... read more
Difficult not to notice that this huge cafe is brightly colored. Chairs were painted by high school art students, and the vibe is fully, celebratorily Mexican. Slightly more elegant than the rest o... read more
Pasadena isn't know for its party scene or its bars. Not at all. Which is why residents cling so passionately to the few that they have. A few miles southwest and this bar might get called out for ... read more
A Mexican restaurant has long been in this space. Casa Linda is a little snazzier, but not too much. They've added a few tiles, made the upstairs an actual seating area (instead of a dusty storage ... read more
Angelenos tend to prefer their tacos from trucks, or occasionally dark, tequila-soaked establishments that also host Golden Age glitterati. Not sure what convinced NYC-based Rosa they'd be a hit he... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...
Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...