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A photo of Guelaguetza restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Koreatown
Booked 20 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.
A photo of LA Cha Cha Chá restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Arts District
Booked 26 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 special selection of mezcal.- We accept reservations and encourage walk-ins. As per our cancelation 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 frame your booking will be moved to the top of our waiting list. We do not have a phone line, please use the chat feature or email us directly at reservations@chachacha.la - Please note that we are reservation based. 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 table bookings.- Reservations are weather permitted
A photo of Mama Por Dios - DTLA restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Downtown
Booked 6 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 Corteza at Sendero restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Downtown
Booked 3 times today
Corteza at Sendero is a gem of Latin American cuisine, renowned for blending the vibrant flavors of South and Central American dishes. The restaurant has garnered praise from patrons for its amazing food and exceptional service. Reviewers note that the staff and chef go above and beyond to create an unforgettable dining experience, complemented by a spectacular view and a diverse selection of mezcals. The food is lauded as innovative and delightful, with the chef even taking the time to explain each dish. With its enchanting ambiance, array of delicious dishes and exceptional service, Corteza at Sendero is a must-visit for anyone seeking a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Brown Sheep at Level 8 restaurant
Very Good(7)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Downtown
Booked 1 time today
Dig into “authentically inauthentic” street food by iconoclastic LA chef Ray Garcia from the vintage food truck parked on the eighth-floor terrace. Garcia, best known for his critically acclaimed LA hotspots Broken Spanish and BS Taqueria and named Chef of the Year by Esquire, has created an irresistible menu of gourmet tacos — from time-honored favorites like carnitas and carne asada to unexpected (but soon-to-be-classic) inventions. Wash it all down with refreshing margaritas, Mexican beers, and curated cocktails while the DJ spins tunes — from a booth fashioned from the front half of an old sports car.Please note that we are an Adults Only (21+) establishment after 9:00PM.For parties of 9 or more, please email reservations@level8dtla.com
A photo of Loreto restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Atwater Village
Booked 44 times today
Bathed by the Pacific Ocean to the West and by the Mar de Cortés to the East, California’sPeninsula 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 Kalaveras - Silverlake restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Silver Lake
Booked 16 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 Sonoritas - DTLA restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Little Tokyo
Booked 2 times today
Located in downtown LA, Sonoritas is a highly praised restaurant offering the finest Mexican cuisine. Customers rave about the authentic food and drinks, with special mentions of the delicious margaritas, burritos, and tacos. Notably, Sonoritas boasts a large selection of tequila and mezcal. Patrons expressed satisfaction with the knowledgeable bartenders and servers, adding further to the enjoyable dining experience. Many visitors describe the ambiance as both fun and sophisticated, making it an ideal spot for group gatherings. Despite occasional criticisms of busy periods, the overall consensus is that Sonoritas offers exceptional food and beverages. They eagerly anticipate returning for more delightful culinary experiences.
A photo of Broken Shaker - Los Angeles restaurant
Very Good(444)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Downtown
Booked 6 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 Alma restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
Booked 8 times today
Alma has been highly praised in numerous reviews for its authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine. It has an upscale location at The Grove Shopping center which provides a fantastic ambiance, complete with decor that reflects the beauty of Mexico. Many customers commend the food for having unique, creative, and beautiful dishes like Mar y Tierra, huevos con chorizo, skirt steak and shrimp tacos. The service is also praised as being top-notch, with friendly and attentive staff who even offered a blanket during a chilly night. One diner remarked, "the food was so wonderful, it was like being back in Mexico again." Alma presents a fantastic dining experience, making it a favorite restaurant for many.
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