MICHELIN Guide 2019

Monte Alban

  • 11929 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Mexican
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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Monte Alban

  • 11929 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Mexican
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Its environs may be modest, but the décor inside this rustic gem is colorful, featuring floor-to-ceiling murals, brick arches and high-backed wooden seats. All of this combined sets an authentic backdrop for delving into their menu of carefully crafted Oaxacan cuisine. Showcasing an array of delicacies from tamales to tlayudas, regulars may start with molote, masa dumplings filled with potatoes, chorizo and fried until golden. The house-made mole is a revelation of 32 ingredients, from almonds and chiles to chocolate, which combine to create a deep, rich and complex sauce perfect for smothering on chicken and soaking in fresh tortillas. Portions are ample, but try to save room for the subtle and seasonal pumpkin flan that arrives dripping with caramel.

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  • The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
  • ò Simple restaurant

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Information

+1 310-444-7736
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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