Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar
Walter Manzke's Petty Cash is a semi-authentic taqueria with myriad talent drawn from East LA, Baja and beyond. Petty Cash's menu features re-conceptualized street food classics driven by the best local, seasonal ingredients, rooted in multi-generational tradition and technique.
Featuring urban elements such as hand-painted murals by local street artist RETNA and picnic style tables and bench seating which lend to a relaxed and playful communal dining experience. The street art meets street food vibe channels the spirit of Tijuana circa 1986 meets modern day LA. The equally spirited cocktail program features unique craft cocktails on draft and eclectic Mexican spirits.
Very tasty food. Great tacos!
Pork taco was very fatty. Had two 'Good Sh*t ' margaritas that were just average weak. The steak quesadilla was good but I won't be back for it.
Great food but they clean up after you way to fast. You’re still chewing and they whisk away the plates
I've been a few times and I love the food. The problem is that I leave hungry and broke. It is overpriced for what you get.
Always a great experience
Best Mexican in La!! The food is so good and the margaritas 😋😋😋 we wanted to come back for a second time on our trip! Must visit when in LA
Petty Cash is our go-to for Mexican, especially when we are entertaining out of town guests. The food is exceptional: creative, delicious and good value for the money. The guacamole is to die for. Ditto the brisket quesadilla. And the roasted brussels sprouts. All the tacos are great, but I especially like the octopus, carne asada and the pork with pineapple. The flan dessert is really closer to a creme brulée and it is da bomb.
Horrible food. Loud.
Portions could have been larger for ceviche
Really yummy. A bit on the expensive side. Love the kale nachos.
Very cool atmosphere and the Califlower Nachos are amazing!
Great food, drinks & atmosphere. Super lively on a Friday night.
It’s the third time we’ve been there and we can’t wait to go back.
Delicious and healthy! What could be better! Cauliflower nachos—the best!
I requested a specific table earlier in the day . We were on time for the reservation and the table was not available . Our drinks arrived after the food was served . The wait staff was nice and apologetic .
I come here a lot and always enjoy the food and the service.
Out server Lauren was absolutely amazing! She totally rocked a super busy Friday happy hour rush and made us feel completely taken care of. I’d hurt my back and needed to stand and she made sure I had the space and was comfortable. 10 stars for her!
Noise level doesn’t make for very easy conversation...so not ideal for a first date.
The atmosphere at this place is great! I made a reservation through opentable and got seated quickly. Try the margarita and the baja fish taco and al pastor taco. Yum
Very noisy and they didn’t serve our food at the same time. They also forgot about one of our dishes all together until we asked. They were very nice though. And great food
Best food and staff in LA.
Go for happy hour with friends and order off the Munchies menu; it won't be a full meal, if you want that, you'll have to order quesadillas and multiple tacos. Food is average but flavorful. Very cool space though, worth a visit to have a drink and enjoy those delicious corn chips.
Delicious as always, especially the Brussels Sprouts dish!
Everything is always absolutely perfect. Always.
Petty Cash was absolutely amazing!! We will be back good and service was amazing.
Delish as always!! Love that those rainbow cauliflower nachos are back!!!
Please bring back The Brixton. Please. Please. Please.
I had a great experience at petty cash.
Fantastic place just please turn down the music a little. It’s difficult to have a conversation.
Petty Cash is PERFECT. All of the food is absolutely delicious - those nachos, those tacos, those bunuelos!!! The drinks - the margs are amazing. The service? So attentive and friendly and thoughtful.
My husband and two grown children went for dinner a few nights back, for my daughter’s birthday — her choice. Our server Matthew was so dear and funny and charming and efficient. He helped make our night a perfectly memorable one.
We’ll be back.
As always, Petty Cash has exceptional service! Margaritas are outstanding and food is DELICIOUS! Love coming here to have their “special” margarita, worth the extra pennies. Guacamole is tasty with warm home made chips. Best taco is the AL PASTOR and the pork belly carnitas.
The tacos were scrumptious. I enjoyed two tacos de lengua, (tongue), and one with shrimp. The lengua was cooked and diced perfectly. Oh and the tortilla chips were delicious and addicting. I could certainly tell they take pride in cooking quality food for their customers. I drank the Oaxacan Old Fashion, which I loved. Loved the smoky flavor of the mezcal and the hint of orange bitters. I can’t wait to return and this time bring a larger group.
Was good but pricey. Fun atmosphere.
Still my favorite restaurant in LA. Best margs, octopus taco, cauliflower nachos. Amazing service.
Great food! Love that they have homemade tortillas made from organic blue corn masa. Love that they use organic chicken. But very loud, what a racket! Go on the early side.
The wait staff seemed annoyed and not friendly. I do think the menu is original. Interesting spot to bring my production crew for a simple meet-up that is casual.
Great great great
We go for the cauliflower nachos! Such a hit with everyone we bring there.
We've been here several times and it never disappoints. Food is delicious, service is timely and great drinks. We went after a matinee at the Pantages (need to drive from there) so it wasn't crowded or noisy. We've been there for dinner several times and always enjoyed although definitely more crowded. I would recommend.