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Los Balcones, Hollywood's Hip Retooled Peruvian Haunt


Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

Oh wow, Los Balcones cleans up nice. In a quick six weeks, local design firm Spacecraft totally ripped up Hollywood's nearly decade old Peruvian staple and reworked the previously bland space into a hip, rustic number with an exposed ceiling, relocated central bar, and doors that open out to Vine Street. While Los Balcones, previously known as Los Balcones Del Perú, has always served classic Peruvian plates like lomo saltado and an assortment of ceviches, chef Walter Rodriguez revised the bill of fare to include new small and large dishes like Cordero de Norte (lamb shoulder, yucca, rice, aderzo amarillo) and a selection of Peruvian grilled meats.

Last summer barman Marcos Tello of 1886 took a trip out to Peru for inspiration on his classic and seasonal drink list he developed with Garrett McKechnie, also of 1886. They're debuting a Pisco Punch with strawberries and pineapple, and a Pichuberry Caipirissima made with rum, pichuberries and lime, among others. Swing by starting February 20.
· Nearly a Decade in Hollywood, Los Balcones Freshens Up Thanks to Spacecraft and Barman Marcos Tello [~ELA~]

Update: Due to last minute delays, management has pushed back Los Balcones' debut to February 26.

Los Balcones

1360 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028