As the search continues for the Holy Grail of Mexican food in Los Angeles, Ann and I decided to stop at Tortilla Republic West Hollywood . Previously Fat Fish, this one time sushi bar has upgraded itself into rather delightful cantina.
After a long week of work I needed to unwind with a cocktail and decided to start with their signature jalapeno margarita. Not the best one I've had the pleasure of tasting but decent. Here the staff is extremely friendly and constantly checking to make sure you have everything you need.
We started with chips and guacamole. The portion was a little on the small side and think it needed a bit more lime juice and a few serrano peppers added to the mix. Not sure if it's just me but I think chips and salsa should be complimentary at all Mexican restaurants.
For an appetizer we had carnitas taquitos and the main course was enchiladas suizas. This part of the meal was much better. Both dishes were well seasoned and cooked to perfection. The rice and beans seemed a little cookie cutter but still did the trick.
Normally most restaurants require all parties to partake in a prefixed meal but at Tortilla Republic they are extremely accommodating. If you're interested in trying the set menu but don't want that much food, don't hesitate to ask about sharing it. We did and it was a just the right amount.
Insider Tip: You'll get the most bang for your buck by stopping in for Happy Hour which runs Tuesday-Sunday 4-7PM and nothing on the HH menu is over $6.