Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Lowdown: The Spanish Kitchen

In Los Angeles, the land of superb authentic Mexican cuisine, The Spanish Kitchen stands out as one of the best gourmet restaurants. It’s dimly lit, but warm interior, is decorated with dark woods, leather, ornamental iron-work, and soft red lights. Guests are invited to sit down, get comfy and enjoy any of the panoply of tasty dishes they’ve got to offer.

Like any good Mexican restaurant, the bar has a lengthy menu of top shelf tequilas, for those that can handle it, and offers a variety of dressed up margaritas, such as pomegranate and prickly pear. Salsa and chips arrive at the table right away, and the guacamole that can be ordered to go with them is delicious! (What kind of Mexican restaurant would it be if it had mediocre guac?)

For starters, there’s the sweet corn tamale. I shared it with three other people as an appetizer, but it was so delicious we wished that we had all ordered our own! Their fajitas are a generous portion of meat served in a sizzling hot pan with peppers and onions, tortillas and fixings on the side, so you can make your own at your table. I ordered the Mexican barbeque pork, cooked in a banana leaf and served with tortillas to wrap it up in- so tender and flavorful!

While we were too full to stick around for dessert, they offer traditional vanilla flan, which I’m sure would have been just as good as the rest of our meal. The Spanish Kitchen also has “Enchilada Mondays”, boasting fourteen different enchiladas to choose from. “Tequila School” classes beginning in June. Intrigued? Then check The Spanish Kitchen out at…

—Kaelin Burns

826 N La Cienega Blvd
(at Willoughby Ave.)
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 659-4794

1 comment:

Todd Miller said...

Sounds good, but do they serve chorizo nachos?

- Your good friends @ La Tolteca