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Pez Cantina

Restaurants, Mexican Downtown
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Pez Cantina


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Pez Cantina the latest project by former Patina Chef and co-founder of Milk on Beverly, Bret Thompson. Located on Bunker Hill Downtown Los Angeles, walking distance from Disney Concert Hall and downtown theater center Pez Cantina is a sustainable Coastal Mexican style restaurant and bar serving the freshest sea to land dishes in an oasis type atmosphere. Inspired by his travels to Loreto, a sleepy fishing town in Baja California Mexico, and his marriage into a Mexican family, Bret captures the complexity and spirit of the food he’s developed a strong love and passion for. Pez Cantina’s menu offers a glimpse of the many distinct regions of Mexico, from Baja to Oaxaca to the Yucatan Peninsula. Items like assorted chili oils, fresh ceviches/cocteles, sizzling meat platters and the crunchiest fish tacos please the senses. A fine-tuned cocktail selection along with a California focused wine list and craft beers round out the Pez Cantina menu.



Address: 401 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles
Price: $30 and under
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5 out of 5 stars

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Fresh, delicious, and yummy! Pez Cantina is one of my favorites for delicious Spanish food as they take a modern approach with traditional ingredients and recipes! I love the ambiance of this restaurant too as they have both a beautiful outdoor patio area as well as a very large seating area for dining.

The bar seemed a bit small so get here early! I can't pronounce a lot of the dishes here but any of the entrees and sandwiches are on point!

Also go ahead and opt for the chips and various salsas - they're delicious! 


I always stop by here for Taco Tuesday and happy hour, but I wanted to try something different and went in for their brunch.

Brunch details: prices reflect 2 1/2 hour time limit.

$40 - buffet, bottomless mimosas and draft beer

$50 - buffet, bottomless mimosas, draft beer and margaritas.

I opted for the mimosa brunch sans margaritas, although I love their margaritas, and was pleasantly surprised by all the food options. Typical Mexican breakfast dishes like: chilaquiles, beans, eggs and pozole, alongside different meats, salads, grilled veggies and ceviches. There was also a dessert table with flans, tres leches, cookies and fruit.

The service was good - they were very attentive with clearing plates and refilling beverages, and not just our waitress, but the entire service staff.