Temescal’s venerable nouveau-Mexican/California cuisine hotspot is as fun and festive as ever, especially on the inviting back patio, where the artisan margaritas taste especially delicious. The upscale menu offerings tend to lack the zest and deep-down satisfaction one associates with classic and casual Mexican cookery, but for the most part they’re perfectly tasty nonetheless. Get the lime pie for dessert. Impressive tequila list.
Hours: Tue.-Thu. 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m.
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Niman Ranch meats in the carnitas and carne asada; some organic produce