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Los Angeles' 4 best spots for fancy Latin American eats

Photo: Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 29, 2020.

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Latin American fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Latin American restaurants around Los Angeles, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. M Grill

Photo: Daniel Marcelino G./Yelp

Topping the list is M Grill. Located on the second floor of the Wilshire Center at 3832 Wilshire Blvd. in Koreatown, the steakhouse, wine bar and Brazilian spot is the most popular high-end Latin American restaurant in Los Angeles, boasting 4.5 stars out of 2,068 reviews on Yelp. "M Grill is an authentic Brazilian churrascaria (steakhouse) that offers an enjoyable dining experience with a great variety of meats, salads and side dishes that represent an authentic Brazilian tradition of great flavors," it states on Yelp. Diners can choose from a variety of meats like garlic chicken thigh, Brazilian sausage and pork ribs. View the menu here.

2. Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Photo: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse/Yelp

Next up is Beverly Hills' Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, situated at 133 N. La Cienega Blvd. It's an outpost of the well-known chain. With four stars out of 3,984 reviews on Yelp, the steakhouse and Brazilian spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. The restaurant, established in 1979, employs the Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco, according to Yelp. The menu features spicy pork sausage, beef ribs and bacon-wrapped steak. See what else is on the menu.

3. Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

Photo: Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse/Yelp

Melrose's Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse, located at 7963 Melrose Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy steakhouse and Argentine spot 4.5 stars out of 986 reviews. According to its Yelp profile, the restaurant specializes in Argentine cuisine, using authentic family recipes from Buenos Aires. It serves grilled veal sweetbreads, beef tongue and prime ribeye with chimichurri glaze. Check out the menu here.

4. Mercado Hollywood

Photo: Ossi E./Yelp

Mercado Hollywood, a cocktail bar and Mexican spot in Hollywood Hills, is another much-loved, pricey go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 673 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3413 Cahuenga Blvd. West to see for yourself. On the menu, look for ceviche, wild mushroom chile relleno and tamales.

Yelper Kyle T., who reviewed Mercado Hollywood on Feb. 19, wrote, "...The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is super trendy. They have the best happy hour [and] the nachos are to die for."

Talin M. noted, "...The shrimp tacos were [amazing], plus the jicama tortilla is so light, if you want carb free...The al pastor tacos were perfectly seasoned with chunks of pineapples."


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