Fodor's Expert Review Damian

$$$ Downtown Los Angeles Brunch

The Arts District in DTLA continues to trot out some of the most exciting restaurants in all of Los Angeles, and Damian is simply the latest and greatest example to enter the space. Across from Bestia, the Enrique Olvera--helmed joint serves contemporary Mexican fare combined with California's bounty of excellent produce. Dishes like the mole verde and fish tartare tostadas wow your taste buds as they slide from spicy to creamy and back. The cocktails shouldn't be overlooked either with mezcal-heavy options that also incorporate Italian vermouths and Japanese sake. Buzzing inside and out, this restaurant has vibes for days, food to match it, and service that's second to none. Eat here to question everything you know or want to about what Mexican cuisine can and should be.

Brunch Dinner Modern Mexican $$$

Quick Facts

2132 E. 7th Pl.
Los Angeles, California  90021, USA


Known For:
  • Modern Mexican cuisine
  • Great cocktails
  • Buzzy spot
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues., Open for brunch weekends

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