Monte Alban Restaurante
11929 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Welcome to Monte Alban of Los Angeles, where traditional Mexican cuisine has been taken to an entirely new level. Here, the authentic delicacies of Oaxaca, Mexico are served amidst old world mystique atmospheric elements to culminate in the ultimate Oaxacan dining experience.
The name of this Mexican state is derived from its capital city, Oaxaca, itself originating from the Nahuatl word “Huaxyacac.” This refers to a tree known as a “guaje” which is found in the area surrounding the capital city. Originally applied to the Valley of Oaxaca by Nahuatl-speaking Aztecs, the name was ultimately passed on to the Spanish when they joined forces with the Aztecs during the conquest of the Oaxaca region. A modern state was created in 1842 – along with a Mexican cuisine derivative that puts a unique spin on the concept.
Wholly dedicated to serving our customer base authentic Oaxacan cuisine that not only awakens the taste buds but is also healthy for the body and our planet, Monte Alban’s dishes are all made from scratch using the most premium and freshest of ingredients. Whether it’s our spicy salsa like no other, freshly ground seasonings, hand-made corn tortillas or a variety of delicious fresh protein choices and sauces, Monte Alban serves our surrounding Los Angeles community with something that goes beyond traditional Mexican fare.
Super-delicious and utterly flavorful, experience firsthand what we mean when we say this is beyond typical Mexican food as you sample items such as Horchata, Pupusas de Ayote, Chicharron y Queso and Papa con Chorizo. Perfectly seasoned, the pork and cheese Chicharron y Queso and potatoes and sausage Papa con Chorizo have become official favorites of the Monte Alban faithful in addition to menu items like our Mole Negro.
Everything from traditional Mexican cuisine such as burritos, tacos enchiladas and fajitas to Carne Asada has been kicked up a notch here at Monte Alban…we hope you will join us for a foray into real authentic Oaxacan cooking!