Every quarter, Eater LA publishes a map of 38 standout restaurants that best represents Los Angeles’s incredible dining culture. In this massive metropolis, there are new and span-generations street food stands, a cacophony of international cuisines, and restaurants of every scale and size that use the best of the region’s fresh produce. An overarching theme of Los Angeles’s food is that flavors need to stand out — ideally heat, acid, and umami are present, in some form, in every dish. At its core, the city’s far-flung neighborhoods, cultures, and flavors coalesce into an array of culinary boundary-bending restaurants that make it the most compelling place to dine in America. Now that hot vaccination summer has arrived, Los Angeles has seen an uptick in dining out, a much-needed near-return to homeostasis for the city’s defining restaurants. Here now, the 38 essential restaurants in Los Angeles.
Removed: Casa Vega, Porto’s, Antico, Yuk Dae Jang, Joy, El Ruso, Fatima’s Grill, Mariscos Jalisco, Birrieria Apatzingan, Meals by Genet, Heritage BBQ
Added: Angler, Mírame, Morihiro, Kato, Petite Peso, Aqui es Texcoco, Yang’s Kitchen, Angelini Osteria, Gusto Bread, Rosalind’s, Love & Salt
Restaurants are located in geographic order, from west to east.Read More