You’re looking for a scene, but not so much of a scene that you want to go home early for a long bath and a box of Breyer’s. Just head to Toca Madera. The organic/healthy/lettuce-cups-are-king Mexican restaurant on 3rd Street is certainly a scene, but has maintained one thing all along - decent enough food. The space itself is beautiful, you might see Channing Tatum, and the tequila situation is strong. Whatever you do, save room for the churro ice cream sandwich.
More spots in FairfaxSee more
The popular neighborhood spot might not have the best Mexican food in town, but it doesn’t have to.
Sugarfish is an institution - and the best $30 sushi game in town. The Fairfax location follows the formula, and even has generally shorter wait times.
More Mexican spotsSee more
Muchos Mas is a lively Mexican restaurant in North Hollywood with big plates of carnitas and lethal margaritas.
Tacos Quetzalcoatl splits its time between Downtown and East LA, and has some of the best vegetarian tacos around.
Paco’s Tacos in Del Rey is a neighborhood staple that serves very classic Mexican in very huge portions.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more