Juliet Bennett Rylah

Journalist, copywriter, editor, and creative fiction writer based in Los Angeles.

Feb 11, 2021
Published on: welikela.com
1 min read
Broken Spanish’s tetela.

Chef Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish returns via a residency at NeueHouse in Hollywood. The menu will feature favorites from both Broken Spanish’s food and cocktail menu, plus a few new items.

Broken Spanish permanently closed its downtown L.A. location in early August of 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Garcia posted the news to Instagram, saying, “The support and love over the past several months will never be forgotten, and the past five years will be forever celebrated. We close our doors today with an abundance of gratitude in our hearts and hope that this is just goodbye for now.”

Though the pop-up is only temporary, fans of Broken Spanish will be happy to reunite with favorite dishes and drinks. Some items on the forthcoming menu include hand-pressed tortillas and lentils, seasonal tamal and tostada, duck meatballs, and chicharron with pickled cabbage salad. You’ll also be able to order cocktails, like Broken Spanish’s margarita or El Antiguo (bourbon, ancho reyes, suze, amaro meletti, aztec spice, achiote bitters, chocolate bitters).

Garcia will also participate on a panel with Life & Thyme founder Antonio Diaz that explores food systems, the details of which are forthcoming.

This is not the first food pop-up Neuehouse has hosted at its outdoor terrace restaurant since the pandemic began. The co-working and events space previously featured a one-night pop-up with pizza spot Grá.

Broken Spanish’s residency runs Feb. 25 through the end of March. For obvious reasons, social distancing is in effect, so you’ll need to make a reservation in advance. They’re available Thursday through Sunday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Book your table via Resy.