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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Amaranta Cocina Mexicana

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Unit 1029 (Victory Blvd.) Send to Phone
Regional Mexican restaurant with a colorful dining room and a staggering selection of premium tequilas.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Amaranta Cocina Mexicana, Canoga Park, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Amaranta Cocina Mexicana Restaurant Review

: Eduardo Rallo and his wife Sylvia opened Amaranta at the revamped Westfield Topanga Mall, naming their regional Mexican restaurant for the amaranth flower. Beyond the shocking pink entrance, clusters of glass globes hang by chains from the ceiling, casting light on the colorfully patterned booths and potted succulents. No matter what you order, expect fluffy corn tortillas and three salsas: mild red molcajetada, medium black quemada and spicy green doce arbolitos. Chef Sarah Rocio Gomez oversees a menu of Mexican classics, including chicken enchiladas topped with mole poblano and Michoacán-style marinated carnitas. We enjoy the silky whitefish ceviche. Quesadillas Mixtas resembles a trio of fried empanadas, filled alternately with Oaxacan and jack cheese, spicy crumbled chorizo and smoky poblano chilies. A roasted chile relleno is stuffed with seasoned ground beef and blanketed with tomatillo and chipotle sauces. The blond wood bar stocks 385 varieties of premium tequila and offers fifteen different margaritas, including pomegranate and mango. For teetotalers, fresh aguas frescas are highlighted by horchata, cinnamon-tinged rice milk. Save room for crispy churros filled with Bavarian cream.
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