The Best New Restaurant of 2015 Is …

Broken Spanish. Plus: four others you've gotta try.

By The Editors
July 13, 2015 9:00 am

Because every Angeleno loves to eat, even if he has to valet, we bring you Table Stakes: a series that answers man’s eternally recurring question (“Uh, what’s new?”), and recurs once every lunar cycle or so. Bon appétit.

A great meal — like a stalemate in Jenga, a successful tightrope walk, or, you know, a life well-lived — is a function of balance.

Just enough salt. Just enough garlic. Just enough heat. Everything in moderation.

If it’s balance you seek, look to Broken Spanish, the new restaurant from Chef Ray Garcia, formerly of Fig at the Fairmont.

It’s the pick of the litter in this month’s edition of Table Stakes, because his new concept is, well, sensational.

When you take a bite of Chef Garcia’s moronga, a soft blood sausage, the pepper kicks, the cumin follows, and the fresh nectarine juice closes the show.

No one flavor outshines the others; your taste buds are appeased all at once.

It’s an experience we recommend you attend to as soon as humanly possible.

Also on the list: Asian two ways, seafood bowls from Chef Mark Peel and a new ode to Germany’s favorite late-night snack.

So check ’em out, call up your favorite plus-one, and get to booking.

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