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Explore the Flavors of the Yucatan Peninsula

KA’TEEN is a fresh take on the ancient cuisine of the Yucatan Peninsula, brought to you by Chef Wes Avila.

Chef Wes Avila

An icon of the Los Angeles food scene, Chef Wes Avila began his career with stints at L'Auberge, Marché and Le Comptoir.  He is best known for the meteoric rise of Guerilla Tacos, which he started as an experimental street cart. The cart eventually became a roving food truck, and subsequently, an award-winning brick and mortar restaurant in Los Angeles’ Arts District. In fall 2020, Avila opened Angry Egret Dinette, a genre-bending ode to Los Angeles’ street food culture located in Chinatown’s Mandarin Plaza. Long revered for his distinct culinary perspective, Avila has received recognition from the Michelin Guide and the James Beard Foundation for his nuanced blend of regional California and Mexican cuisine.

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The Story

KA’TEEN is an adventure to the lush jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, nestled in the bustling heart of Hollywood. Created by Chef Wes Avila and Ten Five Hospitality, celebrated Los Angeles chef and founder of legendary taqueria Guerilla Tacos, the restaurant and Mezcal bar serves up discovery within every dish. The name Ka’teen means “afresh” in Mayan, perfectly describing chef Avila’s vibrant interpretation of the region’s rich and diverse culinary traditions. Immersed in 5,000 square feet of Aztec-inspired tropical garden space, guests can expand their palettes and broaden their horizons through creative tequila cocktails, bold Latin-American flavors and DJ sets that recall the rhythm of the rainforests.

Ancient culinary traditions, reinvented

An artful take on ancient Yucatan culinary tradition, made with the freshest ingredients hand-picked from local purveyors and farmers.

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Our 5,000 square foot tropical oasis is the perfect venue to host your private event.

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The 15 best new restaurants in Los Angeles right now
The 15 best new restaurants in Los Angeles right now
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The Ultimate Hollywood Dining Guide
Chef Wes Avila is an LA legend, Poseidon behind the wave of elevated and creative Chicano tacos that swept the city over the last decade.
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DUJOUR Magazine
May Issue
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The Best LA Restaurants For A Birthday Dinner
Looking to get dressed up and have a messy, over-the-top birthday in Hollywood, Ka’Teen is where to be.
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The 29 Most Exciting Restaurants in Los Angeles Right Now
Chef Wes Avila is tackling the ancient flavors of the Yucatan peninsula and pairing them with market-sourced ingredients at this uniquely LA concept that’s adjacent to the tommie Hollywood hotel.
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Chef Wes Avila’s new restaurant Ka’teen showcases his take on Yucatan cuisine
Wes’ new restaurant Ka’teen showcases his take on Yucatan cuisine and features an oasis in the heart of Hollywood
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15 Hottest Restaurants in Los Angeles, February 2022
The lush ambience, thumping tunes, and attentive service make it a complete dining experience.
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Wes Avila Wants You to See His Mexican Cooking At Ka’teen As Pure L.A.
The Tulum vibes are strong in Ka'Teen's outdoor dining area.
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Chef Wes Avila’s Tulum-themed restaurant KA’TEEN serves Yucatan-inspired dishes
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"The vibe is like a party."
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LA Legend Wes Avila Ups the Hollywood Ante With Lush New Mexican Dinner Spot.
KA'TEEN Grand Opening
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A new project from chef Wes Avila
Wes Avila to open a new Mexican restaurant in Hollywood next month with a Yucatán Peninsula/Mayan Riviera theme, is scheduled to open next month in a 5,000-square-foot outdoor space in Hollywood.
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Hollywood’s New KA'TEEN
Hollywood’s New Ka’teen Captures the Essence of the Mexican Coast. Inside what might be the most gorgeous new LA restaurant in a while, and with food from star chef Wes Avila to boot.
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