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Enrique Olvera Shares All the Taco Details On His Upcoming LA Project

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An updated look on what to expect from one of the biggest chefs in the world

Enrique Olvera
Enrique Olvera
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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.

More news on the Enrique Olvera front, as the world-renowned Cosme and Pujol chef shared plans with Eater for his incoming Arts District restaurant right across from Bestia.

Olvera tells restaurant editor Hillary Dixler Canavan that the project won’t be a standalone Cosme, per se, but will instead offer inspiration from both the New York City restaurant and Olvera’s world class Mexico City restaurant Pujol. The menu will be a la carte and will include a counter area for specific dishes (like Pujol’s taco counter). Chef and Tørst alum Jesús Cervantes is in as head chef of the project.

As for the interior, Olvera says there will be a large indoor-outdoor component, including a dining terrace and a taco window for takeaway food during daytime hours. The chef also says a late 2018 arrival is most likely, though things could slip into early 2019.

That timeline will put Olvera and his team right in the mix of the Arts District 3.0, given all the new projects slated to come online in that neighborhood between now and the end of the year. Jessica Largey will be rolling with Simone by then, as will Mei Lin with the new Nightshade, and nearby options like Guerrilla Tacos and The House of Machines could also be operational.