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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?



Recommended by: Busy Philipps (Actress)

Cortez is the restaurant sibling of Echo Park’s favorite organic grocery store Cookbook. The upscale dinner spot offers mostly small plates along with a couple of entrees that change regularly, echoing Mediterranean cuisine.


Elf Café

Recommended by: Alicia Silverstone (Actress)

The key word at Elf is local, and items like spicy Moroccan kale, Portobello croquet monsieur, and oyster mushroom kebabs are both intriguing and delicious. The décor is quirky and cozy and the vibe is casual.



Recommended by: Jake Lacy (Actor)

Masa offers a long menu of comfort style foods, taken from old family recipes that combine Spanish, Italian and American cuisine. To top it off, Masa serves up some of the best Deep Dish Pizza in Los Angeles.