HAUTE CUISINE: LOS ANGELES – Red O, Rivera, La Huasteca, Rosa Mexicano

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Red O

8155 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 655-5009

Ambiance

With custom-designed furniture, chandeliers handmade by Mexican artisans and a 14-foot communal table made of solid walnut and bronze, this eatery boasts a bold and dramatic atmosphere.

What to order

Try the slow-cooked Sonoma Duck Taquitos with Tomato-Arbol Chile Sauce and tiny local greens.

Who comes here

Members of young Hollywood, celebrities, industry and business executives.

Sweet Tooth

The Creamy Goat Cheese Cheesecake served with caramel corn and Mexican “root beer” sauce is a decadent dish.

Rivera

1050 S. Flower Street #102

Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 749-1460

Ambiance

New meets old as the Latin accents shine through the polished hardwood floors, modern furniture and art deco chandeliers.

What to order

The Tortilla Florales served with avocado butter is a mouthwatering must-have.

Who comes here

Sophisticated food enthusiasts,  neighborhood regulars, celebrities and cosmopolitan explorers of all kinds frequent this upscale eatery.

Sweet Tooth

Try the restaurant’s signature dessert, Poblano Lime Sorbet.

La Huasteca Restaurant

3150 E. Imperial Highway, #100

Lynwood, CA 90262

(310) 537-8800

Ambiance

Inspired by the La Huasteca region of southern Mexico, the interior is comprised of original Mexican artifacts, handcrafted furniture and traditional murals.

What to order

The Chile en Nogada is a perfect blend of traditional Mexican flavors.

Who comes here

From romantic dates to family celebrations, this restaurant has a large following.

Sweet Tooth

Flan de Coco and Flan de Chile Ancho are two of the most popular desserts.

Rosa Mexicano

800 West Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 746-0001

Ambiance

Lots of overhead lighting makes this restaurant feel alive and cheerful. With a tasteful blend of bright modern and traditional Mexican colors and themes, anyone will feel at home here.

What to order

Start with the freshly-made guacamole complete with jalapeño, tomato, onion and cilantro.

Who comes here

Many celebrities pay patronage to this restaurant including Denise Richards, Megan Fox, Zoe Saldana and Neil Patrick Harris.

Sweet Tooth

Try the Flan de Rosa, infused with espresso, served on a warm ancho chile brownie and topped with Mexican cinnamon whipped cream.

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