‘Jaws,’ Mexican style
Silver Lake has a new, mostly outdoor restaurant, opened by a Mexico City chef and his partner, and named after a scary blue shark. Tintorera, the new Mexican restaurant by chef Maycoll Calderón and his partner Walter Meyenberg (the duo behind Huset and Hanky Panky bar in Mexico City) is now open in the former Cowboys and Turbans space on Sunset Boulevard. Calderón, who has worked at Arzak in San Sebastian and Jean-Georges in New York City, is cooking his signature Mexican “country” food at Tintorera, with a seafood-centric menu that also celebrates this city’s great produce. Menu highlights include tuna tartare with a jalapeño emulsion; arroz con pollo; sea bass tostada with citrus vinaigrette; and a red snapper aguachile. All of the restaurant’s seating is outdoors on a large patio with overhead string lights — and there’s a large mural that depicts the restaurant’s namesake blue shark. (The restaurant is named after the 1977 shark thriller “Tintorera.”) Guests are served tropic-sinspired cocktails outside, but there’s an indoor speakeasy featuring a separate cocktail menu by Mexico City bartender David Mora. The restaurant is open for dinner (with limited reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org), and will eventually open for lunch and weekend brunch. Tintorera, 2815 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, tintorera.la.
THE PATIO at Tintorera, a new Mexican restaurant named after and decorated with a scary shark.