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Best Southwest American Restaurants in Atwater Village


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A photo of Loreto restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Atwater Village
Booked 56 times today
Bathed by the Pacific Ocean to the West and by the Mar de Cortés to the East, California’s Peninsula is layered with a rich history of cultures reinventing seafood with bold flavors. At our Barra de Peninsula we serve the best bounty that these Oceans have to offer, and we celebrate the people who make our coasts so delicious, from Uni and clam divers to the Concheros in Baja and much more.
A photo of LA Cha Cha Chá restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Arts District
Booked 35 times today
LA Cha Cha Chá is the sister restaurant to Mexico City's Terraza Cha Cha Chá. A place where we celebrate our barrio culture with delicious Mexican food, cocktails, wine, and a wide selection of mezcal and tequila.HAPPY HOUR SERVICE: Our happy hour is counter-service style. Please order at the bar and seat yourselves. The kitchen closes at 3:30 p.m., but cocktails will flow until 4:00 p.m.CANCELLATION POLICY: You have until 5 hours before your reservation to cancel, otherwise, your group will be charged a fee of $30 per person. All reservations have a 15 minute grace period, after this time, your booking will be moved to the top of our waiting list. Parties of 1-2 reserve the table for 1.5 hours. Parties of 3-4 reserve the table for 2 hours. Parties of 5-6 reserve the table for 2.5 hours. Parties of 7+ reserve the table for 3 hours. - We do not take requests for specific tables- Reservations are weather permitted
A photo of Lemon Poppy Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Atwater Village
Lemon Poppy Kitchen in the heart of LA is a standout for its café cuisine. The reviews highlight their imaginative food, excellent service, and versatility in serving delectable breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their offerings are lauded as an eclectic blend of Romanian and Mexican cuisines that satisfy a wide palate – from corn ribs to a myriad of small dishes like amazing potatoes, the well-reviewed rice ball and the fantastic cauliflower steak. The stuffed peppers and salmon are other favorites. Diners have praised the restaurant for maintaining a low-key ambiance perfect for a relaxing evening, keeping patrons eager to return for more culinary adventures.
A photo of Casita Del Campo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Los Feliz
Booked 6 times today
Casita Del Campo is acclaimed as a longstanding bastion of excellent and authentic Mexican cuisine. With its vibrant ambiance and rich history, it caters to all with a welcoming atmosphere and spectacular food. Reviewers rave about the excellent food, strong drinks, and the exceptional service, proving that it is a fantastic dining experience for all occasions. Noted for its old school Los Angeles Mexican comfort food, the restaurant particularly impresses with its tasty scratch margaritas, as well as traditional dishes like enchiladas and chile relleno. The beautiful setting, enhanced by Mexican tile and a killer tequila selection, is appreciated by all, with many vowing to return. Reviewers highlight the restaurant’s consistent quality that has been maintained throughout its 60 years of family ownership, labeling it as a "great traditional Mexican place" that is worth visiting.
A photo of Mama Por Dios - DTLA restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Downtown
Booked 10 times today
Mama Por Dios - DTLA is repeatedly lauded for its exceptional Mexican cuisine and outstanding service. Quoting from numerous glowing reviews, the food is described as "DELICIOUS and worth every penny", "great", and "very few other times in my life" good. Specialty dishes such as the green shrimp enchiladas and the lobster notably stood out. Complementing the food is the fantastic ambiance, described as "super great", and top-notch service, with specific praise for waitstaff like Martin and Angel. The lively and clean environment also contributes to its popularity. It's not just a restaurant, it's a "great restaurant to celebrate your birthday" and a "great place to call your go-to Mexican spot".
A photo of Kalaveras - Silverlake restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Silver Lake
Booked 3 times today
Kalaveras - Silverlake is consistently considered one of the finest sources of Mexican cuisine by its patrons. Reviews praise not only the delicious food and drinks, but also the impeccable service that keeps guests returning. The lively atmosphere, often accompanied by music, offers a unique dining experience for groups. Reviewers take note of the rapid service, and particular praise is given to the free-flowing mimosas and quick food service. The restaurant also caters to special occasions, receiving acclaim for making birthdays extraordinary. Although the food is considered 'average' by one Mexican reviewer, the overall experience at Kalaveras - Silverlake guarantees a recommended visit for a taste of Mexican cuisine.
A photo of Encanto restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Los Feliz
Booked 15 times today
Welcome to Encanto, Los Feliz's newly relaunched wood fired Baja Coastal kitchen! Join us as we take you on a tour down the Baja Coast through vibrant, Mexican-inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Chris Lin. From fresh ceviches to charred asada, Encanto is the perfect staycation destination to relax and share a meal with your best amigos. You can enjoy a selection of Mexican wines from Valle de Guadalupe, and escape with our $10 Margarita (forever & always). This hidden Hillhurst gem offers Happy Hour from 4 to 6 PM daily, with spacious indoor-outdoor seating areas plus a bar & lounge. Encanto is conveniently located near the Greek Theatre and Griffith Observatory. Join us for an enchanting dinner Tuesday through Sunday (brunch coming soon)!¡Bienvenidos a Baja!
A photo of Acapulco - Glendale restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Glendale
Booked 2 times today
Acapulco - Glendale stands out distinctly in the culinary landscape of Glendale for its authentic Mexican food and exceptional service. Customers rave about the "freshest Mexican food we’ve had since being in Mexico", claiming it to be the "best Mexican food in Glendale". Acapulco's chilaquiles and huevos rancheros have been singled out for their perfect preparation. Many have also praised their margarita flight, with one patron declaring it to be "fantastic". The service, provided by staff like Federico, is consistently appreciated. Despite being in a city with many Mexican restaurants, Acapulco has established itself as an indispensable staple by continually offering top-quality dishes wrapped in a great ambiance.
A photo of Broken Shaker - Los Angeles restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Downtown
Booked 4 times today
Broken Shaker in Los Angeles offers an immersive dining experience that goes beyond just food. Patrons recommend this restaurant for the stunning rooftop view of the city it offers and unique cocktails on their menu. As multiple reviews testify, the food and drinks are of exceptional quality - "great fish tacos," "delicious drinks," and "yummy food," are all accolades from happy customers. But it's not just about the food, as one review states it's their "favorite restaurant" because of the "fun, friendly and accommodating" staff, the "fun and energetic vibe" of the place as well as beautiful aesthetics. The Broken Shaker promises a truly Californian dining experience, complete with a poolside view.
A photo of Checkers Downtown restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Downtown
Located in the heart of downtown LA, Checkers Downtown boasts of a spectacular view, making it irresistible to its visitors. The restaurant has been repeatedly praised by its customers for its excellent staff that goes above and beyond to accommodate guests and create unforgettable experiences. A variety of dishes were hailed as amazing, including the halibut, eggplant roulade, beet and goat salad, Chilean sea bass, rack of lamb, salmon, sea bass, and butternut squash ravioli, all wonderfully representative of classic Californian cuisine. Additionally, numerous patrons have highlighted the exceptional service, lovely setting, and diverse menu. Whether it's for a special occasion, a casual rooftop gathering, a business meeting, or a pre-theater dinner, Checkers Downtown continues to impress and enchant its guests.

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Discover best Mexican / Southwestern restaurants in Atwater Village

Discover a tantalizing array of Mexican dining options in Atwater Village, a vibrant neighborhood in the greater Los Angeles area, known for its diverse culinary scene. This location boasts a selection of restaurants that specialize in authentic Mexican cuisine, offering a rich tapestry of flavors that cater to all palates. From traditional dishes that have been passed down through generations to contemporary twists on classics, each establishment presents unique culinary experiences. Patrons can expect to find an array of options including ceviche, mariscos, and tequila-based cocktails, highlighting the traditional and modern fusion that characterizes the area’s Mexican eateries. These restaurants are celebrated for their high-quality ingredients and exceptional service, making them perfect for both casual outings and special occasions. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the Mexican dining options in Atwater Village promise a delightful gastronomic journey that reflects the vibrant and eclectic spirit of the region.

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