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Cerveteca Brings Raw Bar, Fish Tacos to Arts District Friday

Westside casual Mexican concept Cerveteca expands into the Arts District in the old R23 space.

Farley Elliott
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Look out La Reyna, there's another taco spot coming to the Arts District. Cerveteca, which already runs a couple of beer and taco outposts in Culver City and on Rose in Venice, is expanding onto 3rd Street downtown with their casual Mexican concept. The space formerly belonged to sushi restaurant R23, which had been in business since 1991 but closed for "renovations" at the beginning of the year.

The space sits between 2nd and 3rd along the remnants of an old rail line, filling the tall, airy brick room with long tables and some marble countertop in the back. There's a raw bar for ceviches, crudos and oysters, plus fish tacos, salads and a ribeye steak, among others, though beer is obviously a focus and a full bar is forthcoming.

Officially open on Friday, October 17, Cerveteca DTLA plans to softly serve this week.

923 E. 3rd St. Ste. 109
Los Angeles, CA 90013