Would like to treat a friend and his family to dinner next week. They will be staying at the JW Marriott, and I would like to treat them (as well as my family) to an interesting LA dinner without breaking the bank (maybe $100-$125 ish??). They will have a rental car, but aren't familiar with LA. Don't really know their appetite for authentic cuisines and they have a 10-year old with them (so probably not Jitlada). Thinking about Guelaguetza, but would like to have at least one other option up my sleeve. Cool and divey is ok, overly touristy is not, and since we haven't seen his family in many years, want it to be somewhere we could linger for a while and even hear each other.
5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027