hello fellow chowhounders -
i'm on a mission to find a great mexican restaurant for my boyfriends 28th birthday and would appreciate some advice. we plan on having dinner before watching a show at the pantages in hollywood & i am definitely willing to drive around for dinner.
i don't know much about mexican restaurants and the places i have gone to in the past were soso/ok - el cholo, mexico city in los feliz, taxco, la serenata in santa monica. i am looking for restaurant that serves great tasting fresh food, good service, & interior/coolness factor isnt important but no taco stands since it is a special occasion.
ive looked at former posts and have considered the following places but would like to know if any chowhounders have better recommendations/and their opinions. thanks!
-la serenata de garibaldi in boyle heights
-la parilla in east la
-la cabanita in montrose