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Eating Around the World… Without Leaving Hollywood!

By Devin Strecker

March 1, 2017

Hollywood’s diverse culinary offerings truly present something for everyone. For those looking for a taste of other countries and cultures, look no further than these new eateries specializing in cuisine from around the globe!

Mamacita Cantina Peruana (6801 Hollywood Blvd./Hollywood & Highland, Level 4)


This colorful new eatery features Peruvian BBQ Bowls with prime skirt steak, free range chicken, or organic Portabella mushrooms. Any of the items are also available as wraps, and add-ons include egg, avocado, and kale. All bowls are served with tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, mushrooms, cabbage salad and pickles. Wraps are served with avocado pesto, soy mushrooms and tomato sambal.

Pollada BBQ Wrap with Purple Corn Chicha drink from Mamacita Cantina at Hollywood & Highland. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

Mamacita also features a Kombucha Bar featuring their Health-Ade and Better Booch in flavors like California Grape, Golden Pear and Ginger Boost. They also have their own housemade drinks such as Purple Corn Chicha with pineapple, cinnamon and lime; or Strawberry Horchata with cinnamon, rice and almond milk.

All their items are made from scratch with the finest farmer’s market ingredients. If you’re looking for something a little different, come check them out!

Good Greek Grill (6363 Yucca St.)

Good Greek Grill has opened its second location at 6363 Yucca in Hollywood. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

Having first found fame as a food truck, Good Greek Grill has successfully transitioned to brick and mortar, with their first location in Los Feliz (1820 N. Vermont) and now their Hollywood location.

Start with a protein – pork on the spit, beef/lamb mix, Greek sausage (highly recommended!), chicken skewer, or grilled veggies. Make it a Gyro, platter, or plate, and add plenty of their housemade tzatziki or eggplant dip! Their Spanakopita bites are stuffed with spinach and feta cheese in a fried puff pastry. And don’t forget dessert! You have to try the baklava bites – fried puff pastry willed with walnuts, honey and cinnamon.

Greek Sausage Platter with greek salad, pita, tzatziki and rice, at Good Greek Grill in Hollywood. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

Good Greek Grill also offers family packs and catering, as well as vegan, vegetarian, paleo and gluten free options.

Their clean and modern dining room features large screen televisions, but the best view is people watching outside with Capitol Records and Avalon in the background!

Baklava Bite with chocolate sauce at Good Greek Grill. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

Trejo’s Cantina (1556 N. Cahuenga Ave.)

Actor Danny Trejo, perhaps best known for his character Machete, is now making a name for himself as a restaurateur. After beginning with a truck, he opened his first brick and mortar last year at 1048 S. LaBrea, before venturing into Hollywood with Trejo’s Cantina. His empire shows no signs of stopping, with his own Trejo’s Coffee line out now, and coming soon – Trejo’s Donuts will be opening in the Hollywood Media District.

Taco Tuesday at Trejo’s Cantina in Hollywood. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

The Cantina features plenty of space including an outdoor patio and a bar with many, many different beers on tap (we counted over 20)! Popular menu items include the Fried Chicken Burrito, Mexican White Shrimp Taco, Carnitas with Grilled Pineapple Taco, and the Grilled Jidori Chicken Bowl. They also offer House Made Churros for dessert, as well as vegan options.
323-461-TACO (8226)

D’s Dubai Sauce (6510 Hollywood Blvd.)

D’s Dubai Sauce is open late at 6510 Hollywood Blvd. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

With a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle East cuisine, D’s specializes in kabobs and gyros, served late into the night right on the Walk of Fame. Their hot press wraps and plates can be prepared with beef and lamb, chicken Shawarma, beef steak, chicken kabob, Dubai mix, Kofta kabob, or falafel. Plus, all dishes are 100% Halal. As the name implies, the sauce is a key component of any meal here. Their “Amazing Sauces” range from White, their original rich and creamy Los Angeles inspired sauce; to Green, mildly spicy with jalapeno peppers from Afghanistan; to Mango, a zesty Mexican-style sauce. For those craving real spice, there’s the Savage, with the hottest herbs and spices from Africa – it will leave you sweating!

Beef and Lamb Gyro with Falafel, Pita Bread and Hummus at D’s Dubai Sauce. (Photo by Devin Strecker)

As mentioned, D’s is open late – until 2:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 3:00 a.m. on Friday through Sunday.

Crying Tiger (1721 N. Hudson Ave./Hillview Apartments)

Crying Tiger, a Thai take-out window on Hudson Ave., just north of Hollywood Blvd. (Photo via  Curbed LA)

What began life as an unnamed Thai takeout window which mysteriously opened on day in the former Butcher’s & Barber’s spot has now been revealed as Crying Tiger, from the ever-expanding Houston Brothers empire. Sharing their space with the new Black Rabbit Rose magic theater and cocktail bar, the takeout window is still offering Thai favorites like Pad Thai, Tiger Fried Rice, Drunken Noodles and Sautéed Green Beans, as well as Pola’s Egg Rolls and Beef Nam Tok Bao evenings from 6:00 p.m.

All items can also be bought for consumption at Black Rabbit Rose – so you can add some Siamese to your abracadabra!

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