Ask anyone in Los Angeles where to find the best Mexican food and you’re likely to get a variety of answers. Given California’s close proximity to Mexico, there are lots of restaurants to choose from. That’s why it’s always fun to try a new place and see how it stacks up against the others.
Tortilla Republic is a modern Mexican grill and margarita bar located on Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood. The menu is extensive with all the Mexican favourites you’d expect to find: nachos, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and enchilladas. But some dishes feature an interesting twist, like the rock shrimp tacos and the short rib burritos, which makes this menu more unique than others I’ve seen. I also love the option to get your tacos ‘skinny style’, by forgoing the customary taco shell and substituting it with butter lettuce. (Listen, I’m not saying you SHOULD do that, I’m just saying it’s an option if you’re trying to be good.)
During the daytime, Tortilla Republic’s atmosphere is light, bright and inviting. But by night, it becomes dim and intimate, making it a cozy spot for a romantic date. I loved everything about this place – great atmosphere, great food and if you bring along your own great company, then you’ve got yourself a winner.
Do you like Mexican food?