Mark your calendars for this summer's Dine LA Restaurant Week on July 15-26. To help you decide where to go, here's a preview of Loteria Grill's Restaurant Week dinner menu, available at their Studio City, Santa Monica, and Hollywood locations.
The Loteria Grill menu is $35 for 3 courses and there are three choices for appetizers:
Huarache Azul de Medallon de Res (blue corn masa oval disk with black beans, grilled beef medallion, roasted tomatillo and Poblano salsa, queso anejo, cilantro, onion)
The vegetarian option is Crema de Elote (cream of white corn soup, roasted corn, Poblano chile strips, quesillo de Oaxaca, crispy corn tortilla)
|Mmm, stretchy cheese|
There are also three choices for the main course, similarly it's shrimp, beef, and vegetarian.
The shrimp dish sounded simple but was actually really good: Enchiladas de Camaron en Salsa Loteria (two shrimp enchiladas in a tomato-chipotle sauce, white rice, sauteed spinach, avocado)
The vegetarian option: Chile Relleno de Manzana y Nuez Garapinada con Salsa Epazote (Chile Poblano filled with goat and requeson cheese, apple, caramelized pecans, epazote and white wine sauce)
stacked huitlacoche lasagna, and this time once again the vegetarian option is my favorite. The chile itself is not spicy, and the combination is so interesting. The cheese stuffing is refreshing and sweet, combined with the breaded chile and the creamy epazote sauce. Such a unique and delicious dish.
Medallon de Res en Salsa de Poblano (7oz grilled beef medallion on a bed of huitlacoche and chile Poblano sauce, topped with chile Poblano strips and esquites. Sauteed Mexican squash in Ancho chile olive oil and mashed drunken beans)
Dessert options include housemade ice cream (choice of sweet cheese or abuelita chocolate) and dessert tacos.
Do try the housemade sweet cheese ice cream
Tacos Dulces (three dessert taquitos, flour tortilla, sweet cheese crema, corn salted croutons, fresh mango, grilled pineapple, hibiscus reduction, micro churros)