From Our Editors
This sprawling Hollywood tequila bar and casual Mexican eatery, designed by Kristopher Keith of Spacecraft fame, offers a bit of bohemian south-of-the-border fantasy, with rustic distressed barnwood walls, gothic wrought iron chandeliers and lots of dark wood furniture, leather and tile. Velvet bandito paintings stare down a long carved bar, and the room opens up onto a sprawling hacienda patio overlooking a historic courtyard, with the noisy boulevard not far away. Te’Kila pours from more than 150 bottles of their namesake libation, and specialty margaritas and mojitos are brightened up with fresh cucumber or spicy mango. Mexican fare comes with Americanized tinges, like a giant burrito for two dubbed humorously as El Gigante. Deep-fried ice cream and carne asada fries help to round out the menu, while $1 tacos, bargain-basement Patron shots and cheap draft beer make for an interesting happy hour.