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Best Southwest American Restaurants in Highland Park


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A photo of Loreto restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Atwater Village
Booked 25 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 El Cholo Cafe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Pasadena
Booked 7 times today
El Cholo Cafe has been widely praised for its exceptional Mexican cuisine. Whether it's the Burris Tacos that were lauded for their deliciousness or the 'Touch of History' dish that has been recognized as the best Mexican food by a Texan visitor, the variety and quality of its offerings are undeniable. Many customers have consistently reported excellent, authentic, and tasty dishes that remind them of home-cooked meals, perpetuating its reputation for superior fare. Plus, the tableside guacamole and Cadillac Margarita come highly recommended. The restaurant's ambiance, adorned with servers in traditional Mexican attire, further enhances the dining experience. Overall, the consistency of their high-standard food and service has earned them a loyal customer base that keeps coming back, signaling El Cholo Cafe's standout place in the Mexican culinary scene.
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 7 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 Agents Only restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Pasadena
A new elevated Mexican cuisine has landed in Pasadena. Agents Only by Pablo Salas, a casual bar/lounge concept that offers authentic Mexican flavors along with Agave spirit cocktails to pair well with your dishes. Most popular dishes are Tuna Guacamole (fresh tuna tossed in our house-made macha sauce, fresh guacamole made to order) that serve as a perfect appetizer. As well as our mouthwatering Queso Fundido that comes with either corn or flour tortilla on the side; you can add wild mushrooms or chorizo to elevate the flavors more. Of course, don't forget to try our shrimp enchilada with creamy guajillo sauce as your main dish. These are just a few dishes to mention. We can't wait for you to try!
A photo of Acapulco - Glendale restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Glendale
Booked 7 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 Almansor Court restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Alhambra
Booked 6 times today
Almansor Court has earned staggering acclaim for its contemporary American cuisine, particularly its exceptional Sunday brunch. Reviewers consistently praise the extensive selection and quality of dishes, with special recognition for the beef short ribs, Korean Beef, chicken crepes, and an array of desserts. Guests also highlight the attentive, professional service, with staff ensuring a comfortable dining experience and a well-maintained buffet. Almansor Court also earns points for its beautiful setting, offering stunning views of the adjacent golf course and lake. Overall, Almansor Court is recognized as a top choice for any occasion - from family celebrations to relaxed outings with friends.
A photo of LA Cha Cha Chá restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Arts District
Booked 33 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 Mama Por Dios - DTLA restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Downtown
Booked 8 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 Guelaguetza restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Koreatown
Booked 43 times today
Guelaguetza is an acclaimed restaurant known for its authentic Mexican cuisine. Many patrons have praised the restaurant for its amazing food and excellent service. Indeed, many reviews state that it's the best Mexican food they've ever tasted. A particularly beloved dish is their mole, described as rich and delicious. Portions are large, and the menu offers unique offerings such as crickets. The authentic Oaxacan cuisine is served in a lively, engaging environment complete with live music. The restaurant's popularity is evident as reservations are often needed. Beyond just food, the restaurant's ambiance, including the live music, has been described as perfect for celebrations. The consistent high praise is a testament to Guelaguetza's commitment to quality Mexican cuisine.
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