Thursday, February 23, 2012

Marix Tex Mex

When I moved to Los Angeles, Marix in West Hollywood was the first restaurant where I felt like a regular. I used to go every Tuesday for Taco Tues and would often end up there several other days of the week as well. I met many great friends there and got to know the staff as well. I love the community feel of the place and I always run into someone I know. This past Saturday for example, I had brunch plans with my friend Tony. The second I walked in, I saw three of our other friends so we did an impromptu group brunch. Several hours and several margaritas later, I left with that familiar warm feeling that I always get when I visit...and it wasn't just the margaritas.

Speaking of margaritas, we started with a pitcher of them. For $26, you can't go wrong with the Kick Ass Margarita with 1800 Reposado and Cointreau. I'm of the opinion that these are the best margaritas in town.

Kick Ass Margarita

My favorite thing to order is the chicken fajitas with no peppers and the onions well done. For $11 you can do a half order and add rice, cheese, and beans for $3 extra. They come out steaming hot with flour tortillas and sweet charred onions.

Chicken Fajitas

Tony went with the short rib taco platter ($10)

Short Rib Tacos

Bryan and Eric shared the Three Item Combo ($12) with tacos and an enchilada.

Three Item Combo

John had a short rib quesadilla ($10)

Short Rib Quesadilla

It's always great to spend time with old friends, especially when it's at the place where you met. Marix has stood the test of time for me in Los Angeles and it holds a special place in my heart.

Marix Tex Mex
1108 N. Flores St.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 656-8800

118 Entrada Dr.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 459-8596

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Erica said...

Now I officially want Mexican! Fajitas are amazing and those look so fresh.

marla said...

Looks like such a fresh & fabulous meal!

susan said...

I used to eat at Marix all the time in the 80's. I think that is where our next rendevous needs to be!

Joanne said...

I don't have many places that I feel this way about in NYC, but in Boston...there are tons. It's always so great to go back.

Kristina Vanni said...

I love hearing of new restaurants in the Los Angeles area. With so many mexican ones to choose from, this one sounds like one to look into to! I will have to check them out!

emily (a nutritionist eats) said...

That is a few blocks away from where I live! I always walk by it and wonder - I'm glad to hear that it is a good one!

Diana said...

I've actually never been to Marix! Will definitely need to get on those fajitas - with the peppers for me, please.

Doughboys was the first place where I was a regular. I was there at least once a week for my standard soup au pistou. So good. Sadly, not the same as it used to be anymore. :(

Let Me Eat Cake said...

aww i remember when we met up there before EMB! memories :)