West Hollywood has its share of Mexican restaurants, some upscale, some greasy, some known far and wide.
But when Patch was conducting its of the city’s best Mexican restaurant, the one which emerged the winner was a relative newcomer, one that isn’t even six-months old yet – Tortilla Republic.
Located at 616 Robertson Blvd. in the old Fat Fish location, Tortilla Republic offers a modern take on Mexican cuisine, preparing its upscale fare with farm fresh ingredients (organic when available) and leaving out the lard and processed additives.
Vacationers who have been to Kauai, Hawaii are likely already familiar with Tortilla Republic. That year-old tropical location has proven to be a hot spot and the Weho branch is following suit, becoming a favorite destination for margaritas and tacos after a day’s work.
Weho foodies know the cantina’s parents well. Morten Kaag, John Halter and Mina Azami, owners of at 8454 Melrose Avenue, came up with the concept. They used recipes created by John Halter’s mother and Tortilla Republic’s Consulting Chef Cathy Shyne to devise the menu that includes hibiscus flower enchiladas, duck confit tacos and jicama tacos (shrimp, red onion and avocado in a thinly sliced jicama taco shell).
The main dining room with Mexican themed furnishings has a white onyx bar and sculptured metal tree against a tinted mirror helps create a spacious feel. Glass shelves on a side wall display the 50+ tequilas offered.
A 40-seat private dining room has white ropes draping the ceiling to come together to form an eye-catching centerpiece.
Tortilla Republic is open for dinner daily except Monday. Lunch is served Tuesday-Friday with a weekend brunch coming soon.
For more information, visit their website: www.tortillarepublic.com