Bits and pieces of Bar Amá's interior have surfaced over the last couple weeks, but here now a complete look inside chef Josef Centeno's hotly anticipated Tex-Mex haunt, opening tomorrow. Why should you care? Because since Centeno launched Bäco Mercat over a year ago, the chef has received non-stop accolades from Bon Appetit to Food Network. And our own critics here in LA.
But back to Bar Amá. Not a terribly far cry from Bäco Mercat's aesthetic, here Centeno continues the industrial chic look with miles of honeyed wood, exposed brick, and olive paint. The space, with its rustic vernacular, feels warm and convivial, appropriate for a drink at the bar, such as The Nacho (silver tequila, Campari, chilli-lime schrub, lemon, lime, honey), or a host of Centeno's interpreted Tex-Mex dishes. Think puffy tacos filled with the diner's choice of carnitas, barbacoa, shrimp, or potato croquette; and sizzling beef, pork, chicken, or shrimp fajitas served with homemade flour tortillas, charred onions, cilantro and cabbage. All flour and corn tortillas are made in house, natch. Hours of operation to run Monday to Thursday 6 to 11 p.m. and Friday/Saturday from 6 p.m to midnight.
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