Where Hollywood Goes for Tacos and Tequila
If your Cinco de Mayo plans include a margarita (or two), these celeb-approved L.A. hot spots — frequented by the likes of Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney — have everything you need for a Thursday night fiesta.
Los Angeles has it all: The entertainment industry, beautiful weather and, most importantly, a vast selection of Mexican and Mexican-fusion cuisine.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we've dug up some of Hollywood's favorite hotspots serving up margaritas and a lively atmosphere that have a stamp of approval from Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney and more A-listers.
A West Hollywood staple that also has a Santa Monica outpost, Marix Tex Mex is known as a favorite of Jennifer Aniston, who stops by to indulge in margaritas and guacamole.
1108 N Flores St, West Hollywood, CA 90069 & 118 Entrada Drive, Santa Monica, CA
The Prickly Pear margarita
The outside patio
This hotspot serves Cuban and Mexican dishes along with killer tequila-based drinks. George Clooney recently said he and wife Amal meet Randy Gerber and Cindy Crawford there often to eat and drink Casamigos margaritas. Kid Rock has even popped in for the restaurant's Wednesday Karaoke Night.
3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Summer Raspados (Mexican snowcones)
Vegan and organic Mexican food by chef Chandra Gilbert is paired with inventive and refreshing cocktails created by beverage director Jason Eisner. Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis and Lea Michelle are regulars.
8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
The family-owned restaurant opened in 1956 and has been a Valley favorite for years. Chris Evans, Kim Kardashian, Matt Damon and Megan Fox all have been spotted there with friends and family.
13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
This upscale spot serves up modern and organic fare favored by Channing Tatum, Michael B. Jordan, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The space also boasts a retractable roof and a patio.
8450 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048