Madre is a fantastic Oaxacan restaurant that started in Torrance and recently opened a new location on Fairfax. The expansive menu features everything from mole bowls to pozole to chorizo memelas, plus fantastic cocktails to-go. If you’re looking to feed the whole family, they also offer different meal kits and group packages.
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The Hart and The Hunter
The Hart and the Hunter, the all-day restaurant at the PaliHotel on Melrose, serves some very good Southern food. Go for a hangover-curing brunch.
Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
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Santo Mezcal in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone is an upscale, modern Mexican restaurant with fantastic cocktails.
An innovative taco pop-up in Silver Lake, Metztli is making some of the best quesadillas, tostadas, and tacos in LA.
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This Eastside seafood truck is home to one of the best tacos you’ll find in the city.
El Compadre is an old-school Mexican restaurant in Hollywood that’s one of the best and most consistent parties in town.
When it comes to old standbys, El Coyote is about as accurate as that term gets. Come here for the drinks, the history, the atmosphere, the conversation, and inevitably, the sloppy walk home.
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