Located at the spectacular L.A. LIVE entertainment complex in Downtown L.A., STAPLES Center is the home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the NHL’s Kings, WNBA Sparks, and hosts world-class performances year round. A wide range of dining options are available at L.A. LIVE, as well as Wolfgang Puck’s modern Asian restaurant WP24, located on the 24th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles.
Chef Ray Garcia’s take on contemporary Mexican cuisine, Broken Spanish is located a short walk from STAPLES Center in a sleek, colorful space that is at once modern and homey. Start with the exceptional heirloom corn tortillas, which can be ordered with refried lentils or whipped carnitas fat. Appetizers include camote (sweet potato, pig tail, trompa, chile de arbol, verjus), chochoyotes (masa dumpling, potato, green garlic, pasilla) and duck confit enchiladas with green olive, pistachio and beet salsa roja. Mains feature achiote roasted organic chicken, whole red snapper, lamb shoulder carnitas, and carne asada (ribeye, Maui onion, fingerling potato, salsa molcajete). Save room for desserts like the arroz con leche with saffron rice pudding, passionfruit, coconut and anise hyssop.