Opening less than a month ago, Mezcalero is already making waves in downtown Los Angeles with the locals. There are so many bars in DTLA. There are also several bars that are focused on Tequila or Mezcal. So, what makes Mezcalero stand out? Why do people keep coming back? Mezcalero Downtown LA
Mezcalero perfectly blends the ambiance of a casual neighborhood bar with the specialty of Mezcal and its tequila-inspired quality cocktails.
This bar is nestled into the corner of Broadway. The bright lights around the entrance are what draw you in.
The moment you step foot into this bar you want to stay because the space welcomes you. You see a foos ball table, comfy seating, and a casual bar setting. There’s nothing turning you away from some tequila and tacos.
Despite being such a new venue, the bar has already started a pretty impressive agave program. Nathan McCullough, the bar manager, was extremely knowledgeable with the spirits, friendly, and passionate about his work. Locals are able to gain greater understanding of the Mexican food culture through these Mezcal-inspired cocktails.
This is one of Nathan’s most distinctive cocktail creations. This drink has the perfect amount of smokiness and sweetness to it. What makes this drink stand out is its originality. At any restaurant, you’re bound to burn something. So, when you burn tortillas here, why not make a drink out it? Nathan created this “burnt tortilla” syrup and ended up with a signature cocktail.
These cocktails were paired so nicely with Mezcalero’s selection of tacos. There were shrimp, pork, chicken, beef, and even octopus tacos! Every taco was well- seasoned, a good portion size to pair with your drink, and had a great nice presentation. As soon as the food got to my table, I couldn’t even wait to take a bite. They smell as good as they taste! 😛
Overall, this place is a highlight and great addition on Broadway. The service is quick, the staff are eager & friendly, the prices are affordable, and the drinks are on point. This is definite a stop for every Taco Tuesday!
510 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours of Operation:
7 days a week// 3pm- 2am
ALL PHOTOS BY DAVE ALLEN