Mediterranean food encompasses a wide variety of cultures with distinct flavor profiles and cuisines.
The region is vast and encompasses over 20 countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.
The restaurant Paymons describes one such flavor profile as ranging from “bright flavors like lemon, parsley, apricot, and mint, to warm, savory flavors like garlic, cumin, and black/red pepper".
Luckily for Los Angelinos you don't have to go very far to dine Mediterranean. There are numerous restaurants in and around LA.
Below you will find several recommendations. Thank me now or later okay .lol.
Sample of Mediterranean Dishes:
These are a few of the highlighted Mediterranean dishes I tasted recently and some of their ingredients as provided by the chef's:
Rice, seafood, chicken and sausage with traditional herbs and saffron:
Greek Style baked fish with tomatoes, onions and olive oil.
Moroccan chicken cooked with lemon, olives herbs and peppers.
Layered eggplant, zucchini, and potato casserole with tomatoes and a thick cheese crust.
Baked crispy phyllo pie filled with a soft spinach and feta mixture.
Where to eat in Los Angeles
Here are a few selected restaurants you should try if you are inquisitive about Mediterranean food in Los Angeles.
Aliki's Greek Taverna
5862 Arbor Vitae St, Los Angeles, CA 90045-4731
64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
Papa Cristo's Greek Grill and Market
2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006-3913
500 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-2222
3535 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068-1353
304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2304
The Great Greek Restaurant and Taverna
13362 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423-3939
The Hummus Bar & Grill
18743 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91356-3302
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