Cocina Condesa
Cocina Condesa is located at 11616 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, California. Courtesy of Cocina Condesa

Los Angeles is famous for its Mexican food, but there is one spot that stands out.

Cocina Condesa in Studio City, California, serves up Mexican street food with a healthy twist. The menu is stacked with authentic and creative dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. The vibe is tonally cool and laidback. The restaurant's facade is done up in bright yellows, blues, and reds, and the features a patio facing Ventura Boulevard. Inside, you'll find thick wooden chairs and tables, and a long bar that’s stuffed with Mexican trinkets.

Check out the five fabulous reasons to hit up Cocina Condesa below:

 Chef Eddie Garcia
Executive Chef Eddie Garcia's dishes are inspired by his Aztecian Mexican culture. Cocina Condesa

1. The Real Deal Chef

At the helm of Cocina Condesa is Executive Chef Eddie Garcia. His discovered his passion for cooking in his adolescent years, being raised within the rich, deep-rooted Aztecian Mexican culture and now draws much of his inspiration from the cultural traditions of his native region. Each one of his his dishes has its own unique story and includes pieces of history that have been passed down for many generations, helping create the essence of the most exotic family traditions and intertwining them to create signature dishes that are undeniably one-of-a-kind.

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Cocina Condesa offers up favorites such an enchiladas and sopes. Courtesy of Cocina Condesa

2. Two words: Happy Hour

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day, snack on bites for just $6 or $7 including the Chocolate Mole Enchilada, pork belly Sopes, a Pollo Rancho Salad, a Cheese Enchilada, House Guacamole and Mollete featuring white beans, grilled squash, fresh avocado, melted oaxaca cheese and garlic flakes. On the cocktail side, try one of the restaurant's $6 signatures such as Bronco with whiskey, ginger, watermelon and soda, the Michelada Guelaguetza with negra modelo, lime juice, tomato juice, assorted sauces, spices, peppers and salt or the Conejo Cobija with mezcal, bitters and agave nectar.

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On Tuesday, you can get two tacos for just $5. Courtesy of Cocina Condesa

3. They make Mondays and Tuesdays the best nights of the week

On Mondays, start your week off with $5 margaritas all night. The following day, stop by for Taco Tuesdays. Starting at 5 p.m., include in two-mix and match tacos for just $5. Choose from the Al Pastor with succulent pork, the Pescado with baja style fish, the Asada with skirt steak, the Carnitas with braised pork shoulder, the Col Rizada & Coliflor with kale and cauliflower and the Calabaza, Maiz and Hongos with squash, sweet corn and mushrooms.

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Cocina Condesa serves up brunch starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Courtesy of Cocina Condesa

4. They get up early

Cocina Condesa knows how to do brunch. The restaurant serves up some favorite Mexican breakfast dishes such as Chicken, Chorizo, Egg and Cheese Empanada, Filete y Huevos featuring grilled sirloin steak, salsa roja, crispy poblano hash browns, Mayan Choclate Pancakes and Huevos Ranchos. If you are in the mood for something lighter, try the Grilled Shrimp & Papaya Salad.

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Mixologist Gilbert Marquez handles the cocktail duties at Cocina Condesa. Coutesy of Cocina Condesa

5. You are in good company

Cocina Condesa may have a laidback vibe, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have star power. Celebrities including Mila Kunis, Miley Cyrus, Ryan Cabrerra and Stella Maxwell have all been spotted chowing down here.

Cocina Condesa

11616 Ventura Blvd., Studio City