Located on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, Casa Vega is easily one of LA’s most recognizable Mexican restaurants and perhaps your best chance at spotting your landlord and a Kardashian eating one booth apart from one another. This 60-year-old operation is one of those magical LA places where A-list celebrities and regular locals co-mingle without much fanfare. The margaritas are deadly and that lobster quesadilla is a must-order. They don’t take reservations though, so get there early or prepare to wait.
Where we've featured it
These restaurants have added patios or expanded their outdoor dining spaces during the pandemic.
More spots in Sherman OaksSee more
Augustine Wine Bar
Augustine in Sherman Oaks is the kind of wine bar that makes other wine bars look like they're phoning it in.
More Mexican spotsSee more
A modern Mexican spot in downtown Paso Robles, Fish Gaucho has great fish tacos and a big space that can get rowdy quickly.
North End Caffe
North End Caffe in Manhattan Beach is a diner doing some interesting spins on greasy spoon classics.
Suggested by our writers
Casita del Campo
Casita Del Campo is a Mexican restaurant in Silver Lake and a gay nightlife institution.
Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales
If you’re looking for great tamales in LA, it doesn’t get more classic than Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales in Pacioma.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more