Playa Amor

Stories about Playa Amor

Welcome these newcomers to 2019's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles list

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 11, 2019

., West Hollywood, (310) 657-4662; pizzana.com Pizzana’s Amatriciana pie. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) Playa Amor (59) At Playa Amor, Thomas Ortega’s beachy, marina-adjacent restaurant in Long Beach, Ortega goes full-bore into his brand of Chicano

, cooked until they collapse into a fragrant, musky birria. — P.I.E. 6527 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 430-2667, playaamorlb.com Pescado zarandeado, a 1.5-to-2-pound striped bass, at Playa Amor. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Spoon by H

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Critic’s Notebook: Takeout vs. dining out, what’s working and what’s not

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 17, 2020

Provenance in Newport Beach and a beautiful roasted chicken with handmade tortillas from Playa Amor in Long Beach. As this pandemic stretches on, I’ll continue looking for innovative takeout and chef-driven meal kits, which many restaurants have promised to

with sides and dessert. 32431 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, 949-248-1912, hendrixoc.com Playa Amor Changes daily: roasted chicken, enchiladas, pot roast… 6527 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, 562-430-2667, playaamorlb.com Puesto Interactive taco

Critic’s Notebook: Where to find great cocktails to-go

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 11, 2020

County Register/SCNG) Margarita kits from Playa Amor The margarita kits include a quart of housemade sweet-and-sour mix, spicy salt and a full bottle of Rancho Alegre tequila. The instructions say this makes five to seven stiff margaritas. A full bottle

of tequila for seven margaritas? Yowza, but OK. $49 for the kit. 6527 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, 562-430-2667, playaamorlb.com Margaritas from the temporary takeout menu at Playa Amor in Long Beach (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County

Where to Get Your Cinco de Mayo Margaritas to Go

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • May 4, 2020

to DIY. Order on Resident’s website. $18-$36. Amor y Tacos Amor y Tacos in Cerritos, along with chef Thomas Ortega’s two Long Beach properties, Amorcito and Playa Amor, shuttered temporarily but have chosen Cinco de Mayo to mark their return. Pickup

Review: How Thomas Ortega is redefining what Mexican food looks like at Playa Amor and Amor y Tacos

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • December 8, 2017

Cerritos and Long Beach’s Playa Amor, two restaurants that are redefining what Mexican food might look like in California, as informed by his Cerritos upbringing as they are by chefs like Suzanne Goin or Michael Cimarusti, using organic produce and grass

restaurants, it is easy enough to see them as two sides of Ortega’s personality, or more to the point as the tiny devil and angel sitting on his shoulders as if he were in an old Tom and Jerry cartoon. At Playa Amor, there is a careful take on the Sinaloan

Here's all the great Mexican food from the 2019 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles list

Patricia Escárcega, Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • December 16, 2019

Moles. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) Playa Amor (59) At Playa Amor, chef Thomas Ortega’s beachy, marina-adjacent restaurant in Long Beach, Ortega goes full-bore into his brand of Chicano “pocho” cooking. He makes poutine dolloped with black mole

served over a bowl of the buttery, house-ground hominy — Ortega’s smart, delicious take on shrimp and grits. 6527 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, (562) 430-2667, playaamorlb.com Pescado zarandeado at Playa Amor in Long Beach. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los

Playa Amor Is Thomas Ortega’s Latest Mexican-American Restaurant Stunner

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • April 7, 2016

Tacos, you could almost call it classier—romantic, even. Inside Playa Amor—a cozy space behind a BevMo and tucked away in a sprawling shopping complex—people crowd around a horseshoe-shaped bar under twinkling-star lanterns that dangle from the ceiling

. It inevitably reminds you of the roasted corn you ate last summer at the OC Fair. But you get two ears for $7 here—far cheaper. Though Playa Amor is a smaller restaurant, the menu is more expansive than its predecessor. In addition to the array of

Taco Tuesday: Is this thing a salad or a taco?

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 23, 2019

newish taco shop from chef Thomas Ortega of Long Beach’s Playa Amor. It’s located inside The Hangar, the 17,000-square-foot food hall at the Long Beach Exchange, a mixed-use complex near the airport. If you live anywhere near the O.C./L.A. line, you’ll

Review: In Lakewood, our critic considers burnt cheese tacos and carne asada mac ’n’ cheese

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • October 2, 2019

” chef behind Amor y Tacos in Cerritos and Long Beach’s Playa Amor, among others. It was in those kitchens that Krouch got the nickname that lends his restaurant its name: Chinito, Spanish for “little Chinese boy.” Still widely used across Latin America

Review: In Long Beach, Amorcito spotlights Mexican American ‘pocho’ cuisine

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • May 22, 2019

Playa Amor and Amor y Tacos in Cerritos — Ortega cooked at Spago, the Water Grill and the Four Seasons in Newport Beach. Amorcito is his fourth restaurant and his first foray into fast-casual dining. The menu is considerably smaller than at his other