Valentine's Day Guide: Where to Eat, Drink & Make Out

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner – whether you want to take your better half out on the town, find a stranger to make out with, cry into your tequila, or have a ragey anti-Love dance party, we’ve got ideas for you.


Los Angeles



If you want your Mexican meal a little upscale with some frills, Border Grill in Downtown Los Angeles is perfect for your night. The hip cantina is brought to you by two chefs who have competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and Food Network’s Too Hot Tamales, so we think they have an idea of what’s hot. The Valentine’s menu is $65 for 4-courses which include Blue Corn Crepes with Dungeness Crab, Duck Carnitas Enchiladas, Rib Eye Alambre, Mexican Chocolate Lava Cake plus some special margaritas for that special someone.



Casa Sanchez is an authentic Mexican restaurant that promises to “take you from the streets of L.A. to a dining room south of the border,” and there’s no doubt that they’ll do that on Valentine’s night. Along with a 4 course $35 per person prix fixe menu, the Mariachi de Voces de Mexico and Ballet Folklorico Sanchez will be playing in the Main Dining Room and a live piano show on the patio. Showtimes are at 7:30pm, 9:30pm and 11pm.

LA CUEVITA (Highland Park)

(323) 255-6871

This is the place to take a date that likes places off the beaten path. Doesn’t hurt if they’re thirsty…Have you ever tried a Mole Manhattan? or how about a Mezcalada (roasted poblano peer, clamato, mezcal, lime and corona beer)? … No? Neither had we! It will blow your mind. They refer to themselves as an “ Old-World Mexican grotto,” we just refer to them as AMAZING! They have a cute patio with great tacos during the evening, and a little bit of a dark/goth Mexican decor. Oh, and they’ll have a $5 drinks special event until 10 pm, so you can get to try all their exotic mezcal blends.


3319 W. Sunset Blvd.

Tarascos is an authentic Mexican spot nestled in the bohemian neighborhood of Silver Lake in Los Angeles. They have an amazing beer garden, plus super cheap taco and drink specials, which is all you can pretty much ask for. For Valentine’s Day you can treat your date to some real Mexican food in a chill environment, and before you’re accused of being cheap, you can secretly order a bottle of wine for only $25 bucks with any meal for two or more.


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