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Casual Mexican Option Cocina Condesa Calls It Quits in Studio City

The restaurant reportedly informed staff late last night

Cocina Condesa, Studio City

It looks like Cocina Condesa in Studio City has called it quits. The restaurant on Ventura Boulevard reportedly informed staff late Monday night of the immediate shutter, and there’s been no activity at the property since.

A call in to Cocina Condesa just rings through to nothing, while a website for the property has been dismantled as well. There are no available reservations to make for the restaurant, and Yelp is calling this a closure to boot. Reps for the restaurant ultimately confirmed the quiet end, though they say there are plans to reboot the property in the future with a different restaurant.

A source says that staff was given just one day’s notice of the closure following their shift on Monday night, which always stings. Though that doesn’t sound quite as nefarious as Santa Monica’s Areal, which didn’t even bother telling employees directly — they simply left a note on the front door and walked away.

The group behind Cocina Condesa, Hospitality Unlimited, isn’t saying what’s next for the space, but they’re busy enough at the moment. Not only did they just open Geezer’s Public House in Woodland Hills, they also maintain The Nickel Mine bar in West LA. Cocina Condesa’s shutter comes at roughly the two year mark, though opening chef Elena Vega decamped for Pasadena’s Maestro weeks ago.

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