In the plaza of The Original Farmers Market sits lively and bright Mexican restaurant, El Granjero Cantina. Head Chef Jenni Sklar has curated a vibrant menu of comforting and contemporary dishes paired with an array of cocktails and the best margaritas in town. Combined with an inviting indoor-outdoor seating and a bustling patio, great for people-watching, El Granjero will soon be your new go-to spot for dinner, drinks, and Taco Tuesday.
First, I want to say opt to sit outside. You never know who or what you’ll see in the plaza at The Original Farmers Market, and we had the honor of seeing a fashion show while we dined! We started with the tasty Fiesta Nachos and delicious Caesar Salad, and the sleeper hit, the Hibiscus Quesadilla. Talk about a mouthwatering explosion of yummy goodness. You can’t go to El Granjero Cantina without sinking your teeth into the tacos! Served on made-to-order corn tortillas with a side of rice & beans, choose from Carnitas, Crispy Avocado, Tomatillo Chicken, and Crispy Fish. I’m biased to fish tacos, so I opted for them, and they did not disappoint! What sets them apart is El Granjero’s spicy cabbage slaw to kick the flavor up a notch. For those watching carbs, the Bowls are for you. Take herbed rice or cauliflower rice and romaine, and top it with Seared Fish, Tomatillo Chicken, Crispy Avocado, or Carnitas. The Seared Fish was delicious and included aji verde, marinated kale, and pickled red onions. El Granjero also serves Burritos, Enchiladas, and decadent desserts, like the Caramelized Plantains, Bunelo Sundae, and the seasonal Pumpkin Flan. And for those with dietary restrictions, there are plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Let’s get to the drinks! El Granjero is known for serving the best margaritas in town! I’m salivating, thinking about the Pomegranate Margarita. You can also order frozen drinks like the Frozen Mojito and Frozen Strawberry Margarita and classics like the refreshing Sangria.
El Granjero Cantina has made the best day of the week even better with its Loteria Taco Tuesday night! The colorful Mexican cantina invites you to get your game on while enjoying tacos and tequila. Specials include $10 Taco & Baby Nachos, Taco Tuesday Special, and Handcrafted and Frozen Margaritas. Loteria is a traditional game of chance, like bingo, but uses beans and images on cards rather than numbered ping pong balls. Loteria Taco Tuesday is here on specially selected Tuesday nights through November.
So the next time you’re craving Mexican, or looking for a spot to grab a bite while at The Original Farmers Market, go bold with L.A.’s most colorful Mexican restaurant El Granjero Cantina. $17.95+; Mondays – Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 8:00 pm; Thursdays, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm; Fridays, 11:30 am – 9:30 pm; Saturdays, 10:00 am – 9:30 pm; and Sundays, 10:00 am – 8:30 pm; The Original Farmers Market – 6333 W. 3rd Street, Stall 750, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.933.9211