Mexican in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

A gourmet Mexican kitchen with fusion digressions (such as the chorizo burger and the mac-n-cheese with bacon). The patio is inviting, but so is the stylish interior, with a wide marble bar, craftsman drafts (this is a cerveteca, or beer bar, after all), and global tunes on the sound system.

Happy hour is a great deal. Get the LA street dog, wrapped in bacon and doused with condiments.