Here now, a more in-depth look at Santa Monica's new Tinga, the modern Mexican restaurant from chef Jerry Baker, his wife Chris, and partner Michael LaFetra. With similar wall art and colors as found at the OG Tinga on La Brea, the reworked Renee's still maintains that courtyard charm with a variety of rooms and three separate bars in which to imbibe. Plants grow on walls, tacos dance down halls, and mid-century furniture and art deco lighting fixtures punch up the space.
This here is Baker's bill of fare served until 1:30 a.m. daily. Which is a real boon to Santa Monica, where most restaurants shut down before 11 p.m. Joel Black is mixing cocktails that call for prickly pear and kale juice (though not combined in one drink), also on offer until 1:30 a.m. This summer look for the launch of brunch, lunch, and local delivery.
·Try Spiked Horchata When Tinga Hits SaMo Tomorrow [~ELA~]