Tortilla Republic West Hollywood

By April Bella, Managing Editor
[The Summer Issue 2013]

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Jackpot! This place has it all! People watching, sexy waiters, celebrities passing by, affordable parking and a very reasonably priced and delicious happy hour menu.

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Nestled in WEHO (no, not West Houston), this grill and tequileria was recommended by a dear friend and is perfect if you are rolling solo or in a pack. This is a place where  the wanna bes’ and bes’ collide. Two tables over a group of wanna bes’ pause from their celebrity bashing rhetoric to point out one of the many windows surrounding the cocktail lounge exclaiming ‘is that Justin Beiber?’ Uh, no.

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Couples and groups alike throw back their heads attempting to nonchalantly scan for celebs. This alone is worth the jaunt. Most importantly, the main reason to be here is the scrumptious Jalapeno Margarita! Absolutely delish! This beverage is the most perfect combination of tequila and mixers as it is smooth with a bite. This thirst quenching margarita is only $6 during happy hour which begins most week days at 3:00 p.m.

Jalapeno Margarita – Tortilla Republic

Pair this cocktail, with any of the extraordinary appetizers. Like the $6 meatless nachos layered with house made flour tortilla chips, melted cheese, etc. with no skimping! Every chip is covered with delicious morsels. So good, you may want your own rather than sharing. Also, highly recommended are the panko crusted Jalapeno Croquetas filled with charred jalapeño, potato puree and goat cheese. Dip them in the cilantro crema and sit back as they melt in your mouth.

Croquette on Left & Nachos on Right – Tortilla Republic

With a large selection of tequila, this place should really be called Tequila Republic. No matter the name on the door, this is place is a real L.A. find not to be missed.