Nueva

Los Angeles
Mexican Restaurant
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Available for Delivery/Takeout
Available for Reservations

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Where to Grab a Drink in Los Angeles Right Now

Aptly-named Nueva replaced the now-shuttered Sunny Spot in front of The Little Friend bar last August, adding it to the growing list of successful mid-pandemic openings. The cocktail program pays homage to Mexican-based liquors, including lesser-known sotol, bacanora, and raicilla spirits, in addition to standard mezcal and tequila options—order the agave flight and get treated to a half-pour of their current favorites served with orange slices and fried chapulines (grasshoppers). Chefs Vartan Abgaryan and Mesraim Llanez helm a modern Mexican menu with highlights that include Mediterranean octopus tacos with pickled red onion, plum, and mint; a Street Cart Salad with mango, pineapple, and jicama; and wood-grilled Branzino with red mole sauce.

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