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Mamacita

6801 Hollywood Blvd., #418 (Highland Ave.) Send to Phone
323-698-1100
Chef Ricardo Zarate's casual Peruvian spot serves ceviche, wraps and bowls in the Hollywood & Highland mall.
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Mamacita, Los Angeles, CA

Mamacita Restaurant Review

: With Mamacita (and Rosaliné restaurant), Peruvian chef Ricardo Zarate is once again treating Angelenos to the flavors of his home country. He's working under the umbrella of Southern California restaurant group Culinary Lab, which means access to the same high-quality produce and ingredients that are supplied to establishments like Hinoki & The Bird (one of GAYOT's Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S. in 2014). This fast-casual spot is located on the fourth level of the Hollywood & Highland mall, and it's worth braving the throngs of tourists to get there. (Be prepared for long lines during lunch.) Colorful street art is splashed on the walls and wooden booths. Place your order at the counter and the food will be delivered to your table. The menu is short, but every dish is a winner. Zarate is passionate about preserving our planet, so he’s committed to using organic ingredients. The offerings change daily, but you can expect to find ceviche and tiradito (Peruvian sashimi), which are both very good. The rest of the menu features Peruvian BBQ wraps and bowls. The organic portobello was our favorite version of the wraps, while the free-range chicken bowl with huancaina sauce was so delicious that we ordered another one to take home for later. Dessert is not served, but you can satisfy your sweet tooth with house-made drinks such as strawberry horchata or purple corn chicha with pineapple, cinnamon and lime. There is also kombucha (fermented tea touted for its health benefits) on tap.

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