If a big sit-down dinner at a fancy restaurant isn’t exactly on your radar right now, that’s understandable. If it’s something you are considering though, we can’t think of a more exciting experience in town than the one at Damian. Run by chef Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Cosme), this modern Mexican restaurant in the Arts District is easily the biggest LA opening in years, and if you don’t believe us, check out their reservation page - they’re booked solid for months. That said, if you do manage to score a table, expect to find a restaurant where every element is being executed to perfection. The back patio is stunning and spacious, the staff has sanitary protocols down to a science, and the food is as delicious as it is unique. Between the tartare tostada, shrimp tlayuda, and albacore carnitas, this was a meal we’re going to be thinking about for a long time.
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