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5 Los Angeles restaurants that are thriving in the time of Covid

Eugene Adams

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Covid-19 was hard on Los Angeles businesses. That is especially true for restaurants. The list of restaurant closures due to Covid continues to grow

Despite all the challenges, some restaurants have managed to not only survive but thrive. 

Here are five L.A. restaurants that are thriving in the age of Covid. 

Rumba Kitchen

Rumba Kitchen was founded in 2017. The inspiration behind the restaurant was a love for the culture of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Rumba utilizes nothing but the freshest ingredients to bring the homemade taste of the island to you. 


Lunch: Thursday — Sunday: 11 am- 2 pm

Dinner: Thursday — Sunday 5 pm- 9 pm

Address: 123 Astronaut E. Onizuka Street #204 Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 265-7899

Website: www.rumbakitchen.com


You can never have enough good Italian food. Bacetti keeps their menu simple, but they don’t sacrifice quality. Their Roman-inspired menu has great pasta, grilled steaks, branzino, as well as pizza. 


Mondays: Closed

Tuesday — Sunday: 5 pm- 10 pm

Address:1509 Echo Park Ave Los Angeles, CA 90026

Phone:(213) 995–6090

Website: www.bacetti-la.com

Hot Tacos

I can’t prove it, but I firmly believe that tacos taste better when served out of a food truck. Hot Tacos doesn’t need a fancy restaurant to sell its food. Their tacos speak for themselves. 


Wednesday — Sunday: 9 am- 3 pm

Address: 3515 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010

Etta Culver City

Etta has been a hit in the Chicago area for years. It also fits perfectly into the Los Angeles restaurant scene. 

Etta Culver City brings affordable and delicious Italian food to L.A. Their wood-burning brick ovens cook the pizza to perfection. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, they have lots of other options as well. Of course, they also have an extensive wine menu to wash it all down with. 


Monday — Sunday: 5 pm- 10 pm

Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11 am- 2 pm

Address: 8801 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

Phone: (424) 570–4444

Website: www.ettarestaurant.com

Ramen Nagi

Nagi has long been one of the most recognizable establishments on the Tokyo ramen scene. More recently, it took the Bay Area by storm. With that kind of success, it was only a matter of time before it expanded to Southern California. Their L.A. location was an immediate success.


Monday — Sunday: 11 am- 2:30 pm & 5 pm- 9 pm

Address: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd Ste. #2850 Los Angeles, CA 90067

Website: www.ramennagiusa.com

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