Looks like new life for defunct all-day spot The Corner in Hollywood. The longtime Highland restaurant went down quietly months ago — and had plans at one point to flip into a craft beer space, but that never materialized — but now will return as a seafood-focused Mexican restaurant called La Carmencita.
Technically the full name of the restaurant appears to be La Carmencita Oracular Kitchen, which hints at some sort of prophet or oracle, but that’s besides the point. The main theme of the place will be fresh seafood in the form of familiar starters like tostadas, ceviches, and even fish tacos, though the mains will be more composed plates
The new owners, who hail from Guadalajara and have been working restaurants in San Diego for a while, took over the space last month and are currently in build-out mode at the moment. If all goes well, La Carmencita could be open as early as October, doing mostly lunch to start with dinner on offer as well. A tipster says that signage is going up now, which means at the least they’re ready to let the world know what’s coming.
1156 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA