Mexicano

The technique-driven, Jaliscan-style dishes at Bell’s La Casita Mexicana have made Jaime Martin and Ramiro Arvizu two of L.A.’s most beloved celebrity chefs. Attached to the Crenshaw Plaza Mall, Mexicano allows the pair to expand their repertoire and range. The dining room is as hopping as Baldwin Hills gets, fueled by boozy raspados and mescal martinis. Moles—including the signature green—smother everything from slow-roasted pork to banana-leaf tamales. On weekends fans can find the chefs’ La Casita specialty: a stuffed poblano blanketed in pecan-cream sauce.