Cocina Condesa

I’m always down for Mexican food, and I’m always down for brunch, so combining the two was quite the winning combination.

Sunday, 12/6/2015

With my new job in full swing and my schedule being really packed, I’ve had to meticulously schedule in time to see my friends. I hadn’t hung out with Maria in about a month, so when she suggested we go to “Cocina Condesa,” a fun Mexican restaurant in Studio City, I knew I had to make the time.

I’d been to Cocina Condesa once before with my family and some family friends. I thoroughly enjoyed their guacamole (they have one with crickets, but that sounded a bit too adventurous for me) and their tacos were out of this world. But Maria had told me that they do a fun weekend brunch, and as an adult, partaking in brunch is not just a privilege but a right (okay, not really, but brunch is really damn great).

After having to park about a half mile away, I arrived at the restaurant and we sat on the outside patio, as it was a beautiful SoCal afternoon. I ordered one of their “Paloma” cocktails, which was a perfect mix of tartness and sweetness, and we finally caught up about each other’s lives. When our food was finally brought out, it was nearly silent. You know a meal is particularly good when everyone stops talking. Maria got their breakfast burrito, but I indulged in their flaky, spicy “Chicken Chorizo, Egg, and Cheese Empanada.” Each bite was more delicious than the last, the house potatoes on the side were a great accompaniment.

More wonderful than the food was the conversation, as I always have a great time with Maria! It’s always nice to be able to pick up conversations exactly where they left off, no matter how much time has passed. So in conclusion, I will definitely be returning to Cocina Condesa, and will continue to update you on more fun times with friends.

-Girl in Los Angeles 🙂

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