Chef Sevan Azarian is getting Hollywood’s latest Mexican concept, Te’Kila, ready for its debut. Originally set to open this week, the restaurant is waiting on a few permits and Spacecraft is putting finishing touches on the design. There’s indoor and patio seating, and the front of the restaurant offers a busy view of Hollywood Blvd. Think ubiquitous rustic wood, some colorful mosaic tables, chairs with woven strips of wood at their base, worn leather, and oil paintings of men who may have made up Emiliano Zapata’s army.
The menu and drink lists are ready. If you’re after authenticity, this isn’t the place. But for the Star Map holders, happy hour coeds and tour bus riders, this is just what the neighborhood ordered. For breakfast there’s a Borracho Burrito, perfect to soak up a hangover, and, among other things, Benny’s on the Boulevard which is like Eggs Benedict, but with spice. Lunch appetizers include a “secret” Guacamole, Te'kila Wings, and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. There are a good number of tacos to pick from, including Ahi, Chicken and Chorizo and a Baja Fish. Among the main courses are burritos -- including the already infamous $300 version -- as well as a small selection of Mexican-style sandwiches, or tortas, which come on a brioche bun. The Torta Animal combines shrimp, beef and chicken on a single sandwich, tied together with refried beans, avocado and salsa. For dessert there’s Deep Fried Ice Cream, Churros, and a Mexican Chocolate Flan.
Appropriately, the full bar features 80 different tequilas, as well as plenty of beer and some wine. Notice the frozen margarita machine front and center behind the bar, flanked by two shiny new flat screen TVs. Te’Kila hopes to open by the end of the month and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy hour and late night menus will also be offered.
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— Daniela Galarza