Published on March 15, 2016

6 Essential Latin Spots Spicing Up LA

Los Angeles is lucky enough to be filled with a huge variety of Latin restaurants. With flavors ranging from authentic and traditional to inventive and fusion, there are so many tasty options to choose from. To spice things up, eat your way through these essential Latin spots in LA.


1. RED O (Beverly Grove)

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Red O delivers bold Mexican cuisine and classic steakhouse fare in a lively, Latin-inspired atmosphere. Prime steaks and fresh seafood feature authentic Mexican sauces using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.


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At Petty Cash Taqueria, Chef Walter Manzke dishes out his innovative interpretations of Mexican street food classics. The beverage program features unique craft cocktails, as well as a range of eclectic Mexican spirits.

3. DIA DE CAMPO (Hermosa Beach)

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At Dia De Campo, Chef/Co-Owner Tin Vuong pays homage to the array of Mexican and Latino food he grew up on in LA, with a particular emphasis on Mexican seafood. Guests can also enjoy tequila-based cocktails or dine at long communal tables in the brightly styled space.

4. ESCALA (Koreatown)

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EsCaLA is a unique stop in the heart of LA’s Koreatown.Inspired by owner OG Chino’s uncommon roots, Chef Chris Oh mixes Colombian recipes with Korean flavors.

5. CERVETECA (Downtown)

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Cerveteca DTLA is an inviting, family-owned restaurant that offers a vibrant taste of Latin America. Marrying a humble approach to LA comfort food with a deep commitment to authentic Latin flavors, the resulting dishes  — like their braised beef tacos — are both deliciously familiar and distinctively exotic.

6. FOH (Downtown)

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FOH serves up shareable small plates and hearty entrees inspired by Latin cuisine and other global flavors. The restaurant is housed in a reclaimed rustic space featuring a vintage piano, plush booths and long communal tables.

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