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.
Where we've featured it
More spots in FairfaxSee more
Tatsu is the future not just because of its iPad wall waiters. It’s the future because it’s quick and easy, and downright delicious.
More Mexican spotsSee more
Bee Taqueria in West Adams feels like eating in a desert art installation but with ceviche and Latin sánguches.
Lanea in Santa Monica is an OK cocktail bar, but what you’re here for are the Barba Kush tacos.
Chulita is a Mexican spot on Rose in Venice that’s a good place for drinks and some appetizers.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more