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.
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Our family really enjoys dining at Petty Cash Taqueria. There tacos are something very special. Our favorite appetizer is the cauliflower/kale nachos and we love to top it off with the,
Good S*^t margarita. We love bringing our friends here for a fun casual dining experience!
My husband's in a wheel chair. At first glance I didn't think it would work but Petty Cash's manager moved a bench and made the long table in the window a perfect spot for brunch. The guac was chunky and flavorful but not too spicy. We each had a taco on blue corn tortillas that were crunchy and more than a couple of bites. My husband had the huevos which were a thoughtful and filling version of the dish and then, as it was my husband's birthday, they brought us a tray filled with hot beignets and home-made rasberry jam. I expected the food to be excellent but the staff really went out of their way, discreetly, to make my husband's birthday brunch a delicious and relaxing experience. Thank you Petty Cash. There's nothing Petty about you.
Great food, little pricey but quality of food reflected price. Fun place to either have drinks or go for dinner! Will be going back!
We decided to have a last minute dinner and needed and easy yet place with a vibe so it was our first time and really over exceeded our expectations.
Our only comment is to take more pictures to show how the place is really is because the ones you have are not doing it any justice
The best Mexican food in LA
Good food, a little pricey. Great for casual dining
great food as always. Drinks were phenomenal. Great atmosphere.
Food was amazing as always, love this place! The chicken nachos, brisket quesadilla and carnitas taco are my favs!
Great. Fool was great
The food and drinks and ambiance were decent. However, it took 25 mins to get our drinks and the waitress kept apologizing but nothing was taken off the bill. Then she accidentally rang in a chicken taco instead of chicken nachos, which took another 20 mins to remedy. I understand mix ups, I'm a bartender. But to still receive a $120 bill for 2 people after staying an extra hour due to mix ups seems ridiculous
Great food, fantastic drinks, hotspot - The fish tacos and Al Pastor are incredible. I tried a bite of the octopus taco and it was also delicious.
One of the best Mexican inspired restaurants in Los Angeles. Simple, excellent.
The most expensive tacos I have ever eaten though they were very delicious.
The vegetarian nachos are good. But a $6.00 taco is just not something I can stomach. Food is good. Was a Sunday afternoon so pretty quiet. I do like the place. But the sticker shock will get you.
The server was extremely helpful and friendly. Good came out in a timely fashion. Drinks were delicious. The only drawback is that the two top tables are extremely close together, making you feel as if you are on a date with the people next to you. Great evening.
Petty Cash Taqueria has quickly become one of our favorite places. Their food is delicious and drinks are really unique. We’ve been there with our adult friends and with kids as well. It’s a very charming and festive restaurant.
I expected a full menu Mexican restaurant but this one is only tacos. I hoped for a restaurant and it was a bar. So and very limited menu. And very loud. That said, the margaritas were excellent!
Great food and Margaritas! Always worth the visit.
Unfortunately sometimes you have to hunt down your server.
Great place for a birthday bash or just to hang out with friends. Food and booze is awesome ad the vibe is solid!
Get the cauliflower nachos!! You won’t be disappointed.
Good food!! Went for brunch and had the brunch quesadilla. It was absolutely delicious!!
It’s a bit loud but love the ambience.
Absolutely but they MUST turn the music down! You can't hear enough to have a conversation.
So fun! I went with 5 friends and it was a great restaurant for a big group, especially since they mostly do communal tables. So fun!
My names Jeff!
STAFF WAS GREAT ! A little loud for me, but I'm ancient. I appreciate a lighter more veggie friendly menu.
Very tasty - love it when they open the front windows and it feels like we are eating outside
Margaritas are wildly overpriced considering their tiny size, but they are delicious.
I know it was Cinco de Mayo, but the music was so brutally loud, everyone seemed miserable.
After numerous tables kindly asked forn the music to be turned down they continued not to listen. It was a challenge to have a conversation with people at the same table and didn't feel as though the service care whatsoever
Food & drinks were so good!!! Friendly service! I’m not sure if the decor was for the next day (Cinco de Mayo) but regardless the place was nice. Love the Retna mural!
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful customer service we received at your establishment on Saturday, May 4th. So as a group we just wanted to thank you and with service like that you will always definitely be a Los Angeles favorite. Thank you
The service was okay. The overpriced menu was limited with regards to food and drinks. Disappointed as we were excited to try the place.
Food was excellent, without Happy Hour pricing you’re paying a hefty amount for everything. The tortillas are particularly good. Room can be a bit loud.
Great place, Very good as always!!!! One thing .... for years the have the chicharones... when are you going to bring them back.... please !!!
Service was excellent and food was amazing! Tacos were all delicious! We had shrimp tacos, octopus tacos (my fave) and the carne asada tacos. The ceviche was just ok in my opinion, however the guacamole is deeelish! I would definitely come back again and I have been there many times in the past! Definitely my go to for tacos!!
Our favorite restaurant in LA! We go there often, as a family, with the kids, with friends and always choose it as a destination restaurant when out of town Freinds are in LA.
We had a great time celebrating my girlfriends birthday!
Food was great, just a little loud.
Delicious ! The seasonal quesadilla is great! They always have some new dishes based on what’s available at the farmers market.