LA EATER: Here’s What El Chavo in Los Feliz Looks Like Now
As you’ve doubtless heard by now, El Chavo has changed hands, with the former owners selling off the place and walking away last fall. For now, the in-limbo spot is still up and running though, doing a raw bar and taco pop-up series with three of the best names in the business. And along the way, the temporary experience has managed to give the space a (minor) facelift as well.
The longtime Los Feliz Mexican spot for margaritas and big plates of carne asada is a bit more colorful now, though the core details remain intact. The Most Famous Artist is behind the urban touch-up, which includes luchador mask spray paint stencils and a lot of other work on the walls. Those kitschy multi-colored string lights have been replaced with a more unified look as well, leaving the place with a sort of Petty Cash-esque vibe.
Of course, this is all expected to be temporary, as the LLC that now controls the property — one Omni Equities — plans to move forward with more permanent arrangements at a later date. Until then, you can get ceviches, tacos, and cocktails from El Chavo most nights of the week still.