Though dining rooms were abruptly shuttered for the next three weeks in LA County by order of Gov. Gavin Newsom, a modern Mexican restaurant called Mírame in Beverly Hills is pressing toward a July 6 opening. Joshua Gil, formerly of Tacos Punta Cabras in Santa Monica and Joe’s restaurant in Venice, is partnering with Matthew Egan to open the Matt Winter (of M Winter Design)-designed space along Canon Drive in the former Gratitude space. The rustic, seasonal menu draws from regional Mexican flavors in tostadas, tacos, and ceviches (between $15 to $20) while grilled meats like Colorado lamb belly barbacoa ($33) and a 32 ounce Wagyu cote de boeuf (for a decent price of $125) rule the entree section.
Beverly Hills often has a perception of expensive, almost unapproachable restaurants, but Mírame has all the makings of a hip, crowded hotspot, except for the fact that it has the unfortunate luck to open in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, it’ll offer the bulk of its menu via takeout and delivery to start, with outdoor patio and sidewalk dining that will be in compliance with the county’s dining room closure order.
Bartender Zachariah Parks handles the beverage situation with Mexican craft beers, wines from Valle de Guadalupe, and small batch mezcals that should go in line with Gil’s cooking. Matt Winter, the prolific interior designer and Beverly Hills native who has roots in the city since 1940, uses his trademark antique-style look with reclaimed woods and handmade decorative tiles inspired by Mexican design.
Mírame will be open 11 a.m. to late night, with 10 a.m. brunch. Reservations available on OpenTable.