Trejo’s Cantina Opens in Hollywood
Bold New Move Following Incredible Success of Trejo’s Tacos and Trejo’s Truck
Success often begets even greater success, which is why actor Danny Trejo feels like someone should pinch him just to make sure the last year in his life has been real. Since its opening earlier this year Trejo’s Tacos on La Brea the man who always plays the bad guy in movies has been consistently celebrated by the media and diners for what has become one of the hottest new restaurants in Los Angeles.
And Trejo’s Truck, which hit the road for the first time to stunning reviews in August, was an instant hit as a tailgate attraction at the LA Rams’ first home game last month.
Now comes Trejo’s Cantina, scheduled to open today, at 1556 N. Cahuenga Blvd, in the heart of historic Hollywood. For Trejo and partners Ash Shah and Jeff Georgino, the nearly 100-seat restaurant with its 34 taps, widescreen TVs, and a menu featuring all the signature Trejo’s tacos plus several new menu items starting with a seasonal Kale Salad, Charred Branzino, Grilled Spice Rubbed Half Jidori Chicken and Marinated Hanger Steak is another in a series of dreams come true. And yes, there will Trejo’s vegan favorites and some new vegan options as well. Mixologist Mark Hendrix has perfected some signature cocktails including a mescal negroni, spiked horchata, and a spicy mango margarita.
“It’s an unbelievable thrill to be opening Trejo’s Cantina in Hollywood,” said Trejo. “I mean, come on, it’s Hollywood, where even the bad guys look good. I am truly blessed.”
Trejo’s Cantina features many original art works including one of a kind animal head light sculptures from South African artist Michael Methven and original murals from local Los Angeles artist Jose Ramirez. Prominent to the design is the tap wall featuring 34 taps which will be serving local craft beer, wine, kambucha and nitro coffee. Hours are from 11am to 9pm during the soft opening and will extend closing to 2:00am after the soft opening.