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800 Wilshire Blvd. (S. Flower St.) Send to Phone
This haute Mexican restaurant offers a broad landscape of ceviche, small plates and fine tequila in downtown’s financial district.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Provecho Restaurant Review

: A lively raw bar offers ceviche theater in this spacious, modern Mexican spot, which incorporates tones of black, grey and mahogany; Italian bubble chandeliers; and a glass waterfall framing the open kitchen. Despite its sophisticated elegance, it’s still hard to shake the corporate feel, offset by a more or less corporate crowd. Chef-owner Gabriel Morales, formerly of Republic, offers inventive, contemporary Mexican fare and a dazzling array of artisan, boutique tequilas. He pulls a sort of reverse-Matsuhisa, playing Latin and Asian flavors off each other in a haute ceviche menu that’s hit-and-miss: charred rare Australian lobster sashimi is fresh and pretty with ruby grapefruit; mesquite-grilled octopus is a nice palette for kumquat habanero salsa; and silky halibut with sherry vinegar is overwhelmed by its luxe black truffle and red onion escabeche. Entrées, like a spiced and simmered pork al pastor, or tender chicken with red mole, are duly requisite. Morales’ imagination invests itself best in small-plate gems like chile-rubbed lamb crudo with achiote chocolate and pink sea salt, and the chorizo-stuffed quail with pumpkin, or coffee-crusted foie gras parfait with tomato jalapeño jam. The latter is beautifully complemented by some of the finer sipping tequilas, like an El Gran Viejo anejo that sings melodiously with a hint of caramel and bourbon.

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Provecho---Buen Provecho!
by mackenna32 on Mon May 18, 2009 10:17 pm
I took a few friends to Provecho before a Laker game. I didn't know much about the place before we went, but we were lucky to get a table as the place was packed. The food was amazing. The Provecho margarita was so good the we missed the first quarter of the game! Can't wait to go back and have more lobster enchiladas.
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