Who is doing new things with classic LA/Mexican food?
I am planning a research trip back to my home town with my boss to research new trends in LA Mexican dishes for some inspiration. Hoping for farm fresh, new style/traditional. Great vegetarian. Simple and maybe family style. Any recommendations considered. Thanks in advance. I am getting excited to eat some great food.
Well, great food will definitely be an option at both Playa and Rivera, the two most exciting Mexican-focused restaurants in the upper echelon of dining in many years locally.
Loteria is good in the mid-price range with fastish food focus.
and then of course you need to check into www.streetgourmetLA.com for everything Bill Esparza has to say on the subject, being the resident guru on all foods Mexican.
Loteria Grill has some really good food and many vegetarian choices including
Nopalitos - Fresh Cactus Salad. Served with Salsa Verde and Queso Fresco.
Calabacitas - Zucchini and Roasted Corn Succotash Served with Salsa Verde, Finely Chopped Onion and Cilantro, and Queso Fresco.
Champiñones con Epazote - Mushrooms with Epazote Served with Finely Chopped Onion and Cilantro, Queso Fresco, and Salsa Verde.
Papa con Rajas - Potatoes with Roasted Poblano Peppers Served with Finely Chopped Onion and Cilantro, Queso Fresco, and Salsa Verde all for their tacos and Burritos.
At three locations including a stand at Farmers Market- 3rd and Fairfax and nice sit-down full restaurants on Hollywood Blvd. and Studio City.
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
12050 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
I'd suggest visiting both Cook's Tortas and their sister restaurant Guisados.
1944 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754
2100 E. Cesar E Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033