If you love Mexican food, head to El Granjero Cantina, L.A.’s newest most colorful Mexican restaurant located at the original Farmers Market. I reviewed this restaurant for our sister site (ETG)…the food is amazing. CLICK HERE to read review, or visit EatTravelGo.com  – Stories Section, Dining/Drinking Page, Reviews Page.

With its lively, bright, and inviting indoor-outdoor seating and great patio for people watching, El Granjero (pronounced gran-heh-roh) Cantina is the perfect one-stop spot to enjoy some Tacos, Dorados, Vegan Tacos, Salads, Bowls, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tequila, Mezcal, Top Shelf Margaritas, Sangria, Specialty Cocktails, Cerveza, Mocktails and more.

El Granjero Cantina spread; photo by Michael Brown

Executive Chef Jenni Sklar offers a full ingredient driven menu which embraces regional Mexican flavors using seasonal and fresh ingredients showcasing a selection of Antojitos (Snacks) including Guacamole, Fiesta Nachos, Papas Fritas and Pork Belly, and the Ensaladas (Salad) spotlight Chef Sklar’s signature Caesar Salad, or Kale Salad. The Oaxacan Quesadillas are house favorites, and Chef Sklar’s Tacos do not disappoint. The Dorados (Golden Tacos) are lightly fried to perfection and offer up three delicious options, Chili Braised Beef & Cheese, Tomatillo Chicken & Cheese, and Soyrizo & Vegan Cheese. The Los Tazones (Bowls) include the California fresh Crispy Avocado Bowl, Chicken Bowl, Beef Bowl, Carnitas Bowl, Seared Fish Bowl, or Keto Bowl. 

Other popular items are Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas, Carnitas and Chili Beef Burritos.“We make everything in-house from our pickles to our salsas, carnitas, and our tortillas,” states Sklar. El Granjero Cantina’s tortillas are extremely special as Sklar spent months looking for the perfect blend of fresh corn masa and maseca (dry corn flour) to create a unique texture that resembles a flour tortilla. Says Sklar, “Our Tortillas are soft, pliable, full of moisture and fantastic flavor. The density reminds me of a tamale and every tortilla is handmade to order every time.”

El Granjero Cantina’s bar program, created by Cocktail Consultant Tobin Shea, honors traditional agave-based spirits from Mexico with a specially curated list of Tequilas y Mezcal showcasing a special selection of Blanco Tequila, Reposado Tequila, Anejo Tequila, and Mezcal, while also featuring fun and frothy Frozen Margaritas, Cocktails on Tap, and collection of Classic Margaritas and Specialty Cocktails such as the EGC Old Fashioned, Lifesaver, Rasp-Hib Cocktail, and more. 

For more information about El Granjero Cantina at The Original Farmers Market, 6333 West 3rd Street, LA 90036, or to make reservations, please call 323.879.9324 directly or visit http://www.CantinaLA.com