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Maradentro Moves Into Brentwood This Winter, Bringing Mexican Seafood to Westside

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A quick switcheroo for a familiar location.

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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.

Brentwood is on the rise, thanks to a new location of Jesse Gomez’s casual Mexican spot Maradentro (which debuted its first location in Studio City earlier this year), slated to arrive by the new year.

The location is one with some (not so great) history, as Maradentro plots to take over the short-lived Cafe Rockenwagner on the corner of Wilshire and Barrington. That space only just officially bit the dust back in July, but had been on shaky ground basically ever since pastry master Cesar Bermudez took off.

So now Gomez and executive chef/partner Jose Acevedo step in to make the place whole again. Their Cocinas y Calaveras restaurant group has already had success with one Maradentro in Studio City, as well as the Mercados in Santa Monica/Third Street/Hollywood, plus Yxta Cocina Downtown. With this Brentwood outpost, the plan is to bring those same seafood flavors to life in an 1,800 square foot space, patio and all.

That will take some time, so Gomez and his team are likely looking at a January 1 arrival. Nonetheless, the Ana Henton-designed space should be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, even with the traffic and occasional parking woes in the area.

Maradentro Brentwood
1168 S. Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA


11929 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604 (818) 358-3423 Visit Website