First Look Into La Casita Mexicana’s Expanded Space and Menu

Taquitos del mercado at Casita Mexicana

La Casita Mexicana, which emerged over fourteen years ago in Bell as one of the Southland’s strongest Mexican restaurants for its beautifully appointed regional dishes, authentic chef-driven creations, fresh ingredients, and expansive sauces, has vastly expanded both its space and menu. Over a single week, without disturbing operations, chefs Jamie Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu watched the wall of the neighboring beauty shop get breached so their James Beard-nominated casita could reach dimensions more fitting of a hacienda in their native Jalisco, with room for approximately 100 seats and a coming beer bar strapped with happy hour specials. The refreshed restaurant plans to explore the wines of Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe and a bigger menu, featuring new dishes like bone marrow in adobo, blackberry mole, and taquitos inspired by del Campo’s college years. Come with us as we take a look at the newly expanded space and eating options at Casita Mexicana in Bell.

Casita Mexicana, 4030 Gage Ave. Bell; 323-773-1898.