Monday, August 9, 2010

Te'Kila: Now Open in Hollywood

Te'Kila, a new Mexican restaurant, cafe and tequila bar, is now open on Hollywood Boulevard. Te'Kila will have over one hundred tequilas available when their spirit list is complete soon, although there is no shortage of agave available now. The spirit is on proud display around the bar, with shelves of different bottles reflected in the mirrors behind them.

Bar manager Brady Weise (pictured below) is leading the spirits and cocktail program and is excited to be bringing quality drinks to Hollywood Boulevard. Te'Kila is able to both meet the needs of discerning drinkers earlier in the evening and provide an array of tequila for sipping or shots later in the evening as the mood shifts more toward partying.

The menu is focused on dishes such as tacos and burritos. I sampled the shredded chicken and the beef barbacoa classic tacos. The beef barbacoa taco was just ok, but the chicken one was tender and had a ton of flavor and was topped with fresh onion, cilantro and salsa. The tortillas were thin so it could get messy but that is what napkins are for. Each of these tacos is $3.50.

The house margarita (pictured below) I sampled ($9) was well made, although the subpar ice in it diluted the cocktail quickly. For those who enjoy fruit in their margaritas, several options are available beyond the standard strawberry, for only $1 more than a standard one.

There is a large attractive patio space that should be prime real estate on busy evenings. They may have seats directly on Hollywood Boulevard in the future. Te'Kila is open from 11:30 am - 2 am continuously for lunch through dinner and afterwards. There is also the potential in the coming months to see late night dining (no alcohol) until 4 am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Te'Kila, which could prove popular with those exiting clubs and bars at closing time and looking for a bite to eat.

Te'Kila: 6451 Hollywood Blvd, by Whitley Avenue, Hollywood. Phone: (323) 960-2404. Website:

1 comment:

  1. Greeting from Georgia ,My name is Tekila too .Wish u good luck ,hope to see your restaurant :)