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Longtime Los Feliz Mexican Restaurant to Close After 25 Years

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The colorful Hillhurst restaurant will remain open through November

Mexico City
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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.

Longtime Los Feliz dining staple Mexico City is set to close come November, ending a 25-year run for the casual Mexican restaurant on Hillhurst.

As the name suggests, Mexico City has long been a home for a variety of casual Mexican food, cocktails, and friendly dinnertime staff. Not long after the place opened back in the early ‘90s it was reviewed by The LA Times, who described the restaurant space itself as having “the mildly stark and edgy atmosphere of a diner in an Edward Hopper painting.”

That was more than two decades ago, though, and in the interim much has changed around Mexico City. There’s a spiffy new Starbucks taking over an opposite corner, and all around in the neighborhood there are upscale casual cafes, new ice cream places, and coffee shops.

Ownership sends along the following note regarding their impending shutter:

After 25 years of service, Mexico City Restaurant will be closing its doors this November. We are honored by the support we have received over the years. Los Angeles, and especially the Los Feliz neighborhood, has been incredibly good to us.

We would not have enjoyed such longevity without the neighborhood’s support, many of whom are now friends. We recognize what a popular and beloved destination Mexico City has become over the years, so we wanted to give as much notice as possible.

It has been our privilege to have been part of this community and your lives. We thank you again for your continued patronage and hope to see you in the coming weeks.

There is no firm final date of closure, but expect something in just a couple of months. A new tenant for the highly visible property has not been announced.

Mexico City. 2121 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA.