Remember that restaurant(s) you always wanted to check out but never got around to it? This is your chance! It’s that time again: dineLA Restaurant Week! Running now through July 27, over 250 of LA’s best restaurants will be participating. You can select from pre-fixe menus at these places for lunch and/or dinner for a very affordable price. Lunches are $15, $20 and $25 while dinners are $25, $35 or $45. What a deal! If you don’t know what places to check out, here are a few to get you started.
Asia de Cuba inside the Mondrian Hotel
Step into the luxurious Asia de Cuba and be prepared for delicious food and great ambiance. This is an excellent date spot. The Asian and Latin fusion of flavors is sure to impress that special someone.
Although Fundamental LA hasn’t been open long, they have already attracted a following with their fresh and creative dishes. Care for some carrot risotto anyone?
Craving fresh fish and sushi? K-Zo in Culver City is a great spot to visit. They have other non-sushi dishes on the menu for your friends who prefer to eat their food cooked. Try their “Purple Parfait” for dessert if you want to try something new.
The brain child of acclaimed chef, Ricardo Zarate, Mo-Chica has re-opened in a brand new location in Downtown LA. Their Peruvian food is robust and full of flavor. If you have never tried Alpaca meat (think smaller Llama), this is the place to have it for the first time.
Owned by Food Network star Chef Scott Conant, Scarpetta’s spaghetti is equally as famous. Although it is not on the Dine LA menu, it is a very simple dish that is a classic and a must try. Another must try? Their creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms. You will not regret it.
A brightly decorated restaurant in Venice serving Caribbean food, Sunny Spot, will definitely put you in a good mood. Drink some tropical punch while you devour that Jerk Chicken.
See also: Island Style Brunch at Sunny Spot in Venice.