With Latin American roots and an imagination to create a very one-of-a-kind menu, Vecina has taken seemingly classic dishes and spun them on their head. Faroe Island salmon tacos include a yuzu kosho aioli and smoked chicken has chiltepin, peanut mole, and tomatillo nam prik to play with. Even the elote, a normally simple street corn, has been elevated to phenomenal levels. A kiss of mesquite smoke greets visitors inside the simple restaurant, whose name means “neighbor” in Spanish and complimentary to its location in the charming Arcadia district. To really understand the mesquite smoke, order the carne asada ribeye with a habanero pomme puree and chimichurri. A small happy hour menu provides the chance to nosh on some appetizers, like the white bean puree with crispy short rib.