Sunday, August 17, 2014
Alta California Fonda on Pico Blvd
I met with artist Guan Rong several nights ago to talk about composing some music for her next film. After our meeting, it was dinner time so we drove down Pico and much was closed. I had always wanted to go to that chicken place west of La Brea but it had closed and a new restaurant was in its place, Alta California Fonda, 5303 W Pico Blvd LA CA 90019. It seems like a family run restaurant, Mexican food but kind of fancy. I love the counter. i am a sucker for counters. We ordered the Talapia dinner and the Fajita. My cucumber fresco was outstanding. The fish was delicious and the fajita was hearty and fun to eat.They are open for breakfast and lunch too. The level of presentation is well done but there's a familiarity about this place that makes it 100% comfortable and homey.