Viva La Cuevita

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo comes the opening of La Cuevita (5922 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90042; 323.255.6871). Located in Highland Park, La Cuevita captures the Hispanic roots of the local neighborhood and turns the intimate space into the eastside’s perfect gathering spot. They spotlight traditional agave spirits with tequila and mescal, while also featuring some new concoctions and spirits that the 1933 Group is known for. Drinks include Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal, made with St Germain, fresh lemon juice and ginger beer; the Mezcalada Scorpion Mezcal made with Clamato that is blended with roasted pablano peppers, fresh lime juice, topped with Corona and rimmed with house-smoked salt; the Pinaleta which features Bacardi 8 year Rum, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, cayenne, pineapple, Gomme syrup, passion fruit juice and fresh lime; the Mole Manhattan made with Old Overholt Rye, Carpano Antica, Cointreu, Crème de Cacao, Chocolate chili bitters and Hellfire bitters and the Jalepeno Margarita made with Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila, honey, grapefruit juice, fresh lime and cilantro.

Opening today, La Cuevita has a rustic wood beam ceiling, wood remnants, stained glass lighting, iron fixtures, exposed brick walls and just enough windows to shed light on the imported antiques from Mexico. Magnificent 100 year-old doors, derived from an old Mexican church, now flank the patio and front entrance of the building. The rustic bar is highlighted by worn leather stools and is surrounded by tables made from salvaged wood and marble. La Cuevita also features two outdoor patios.

Open daily 8 pm-2 am

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