El Toque de Aarón, the latest culinary TV series in español launched by our favorite chef, Aarón Sánchez, has just finished airing its latest season. Psst, don’t worry…you can still watch it at any moment you want on the Discovery Familia Go App!
Produced by COCINA, and distributed to every household by Discovery Familia and Hogar de HGTV, this show is a true celebration of Latin culture and, through working along the featured restaurants’ owners on the team’s culinary experience, the main goal has always been to help Latin restaurants located in Los Ángeles to reach the next level.
Chef Aarón Sánchez created a wonderful and talented El Toque de Aarón’s team, including interior designer Cris Mercado and project manager Ángel Riveros. The team’s main goal was to revitalize and renew the spaces and menus of Latin restaurants with a spark, ready to take their business to the next level. And spoiler alert, they succeeded!
You have probably seen the episodes and are wondering where you can visit all these incredible restaurants and experience the renovation with your own eyes (and taste buds). Remember the delicious dishes that Chef Aarón created for each restaurant? Our mouths were watering just to imagine the taste. After all, you don’t often get a chance to try a dish created by a Masterchef judge!
Well, today is your lucky day. Below you can find all the information of each restaurant that was part of this El Toque de Aarón’s season and where to find them in Los Ángeles!
El Toque de Aarón EP 1: Ceviche Stop
Tuesday – Friday: 12 pm – 3 pm & 5 pm – 10 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 10 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Location: 2901 S La Cienega Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
In 2021, Chef Walther and his wife Diana opened the doors to Ceviche Stop in Culver City. From those first days, it has now evolved into a Fine-Casual full-service restaurant experience with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as take out, catering for home, office, events, and more.
Chef Walther seamlessly blends his beloved Peruvian cuisine with an innovative and international twist, offering Los Angeles diners a culinary experience at Ceviche Stop that is totally unique. His cooking style is modern without ever losing his roots, using only the finest ingredients.
Check out the amazing dish Chef Aarón prepared for Chef Walther and Diana!
El Toque de Aarón EP 2: Café Fresco
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 6254 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90048
Café Fresco was founded by Araceli, who was born in Quito and arrived in Los Angeles when she was just 3 years old. This restaurant offers fresh and colorful dishes, and flavors of the owner’s native land and from Mexico. On the menu, you’ll find a variety of dishes with sazón Latino, and eating breakfast in this place is an unbeatable experience!
Go try Café Fresco’s amazing menu and check out chef Aarón Sánchez exclusive dish designed just for them!
El Toque de Aarón EP 3: Yucas
1. Los Feliz: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
2. Pasadena: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 6:30 pm
Sundays: both CLOSED
1. Los Feliz: 2056 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
2. Pasadena: 1075 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
This Mexican Taco stand is a staple of Yucatan-style cooking, and it’s been open since 1976! This family business makes it simple, memorable, and always delicious. They are known as the best authentic Mexican restaurant in L.A., and they strive to keep the menu just as it was almost five decades ago, so people can always come back years later and still taste the same flavors they fell in love with at the first bite.
Inspired by family recipes, Yuca’s daily servings include delicious Mexican food such as the best authentic Tacos in LA, Mexican Tortas, Quesadillas, Carnitas, award-winning Yucatan-style burritos filled with Cochinita Pibil, Carne Asada and so much more!
You can also order your favorite Mexican delights online, just place your order and have a delicious Burrito in hand before you know it! Also, if you are planning a party, Yuca’s will cater your next event! They offer custom delicious Mexican catering packages for any occasion.
So what recipe did Chef Aarón prepare for them, that would honor their story and menu, while taking it to the next level? See for yourself!
El Toque de Aarón EP 4: Nonna’s Empanadas
1. 8553 West 3rd Street: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm / Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
2. LA Farmers Market: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 9 pm / Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm / Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm
3. The Americana: Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm / Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm / Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
1. 8556 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
2. 6333 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036
3. 608 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210
Nonna’s Empanadas was founded by Eduardo and Graciella, an Argentine couple who brought the empanada concept with them to Los Angeles when they moved from Argentina to the USA. This restaurant offers more than 30 flavors of empanadas, and each one of them is served warm and ready to eat.
The owner describes an empanada as a “on the go” concept, something you can eat in a hurry while walking down the street or during a peaceful moment with your family at home. Empanadas are a fantastic product for a business meeting, parties, any kind of event. And at Nonnas, they make the best ones!
Go try them out and check out chef Aarón Sánchez exclusive empanada flavor designed just for them!
El Toque de Aarón EP 5: El Rey del Mar
Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 10 pm
Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 1:30 am
Location: 18530 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335
Founded by the Mexican Manuel Vazquez, this restaurant offers great Mexican cuisine dishes. At El Rey del Mar, you will find a unique laing, tasty burritos and an amazing stewed steak.
Besides the amazing food, people usually visit El Rey Del Mar to try their excellent margaritas or sensational micheladas. Also, during weekends, they often organize karaoke parties and other fun events.
Want to try the recipe that chef Aarón Sánchez created just for them? Check it out!
El Toque de Aarón EP 6: Chamos
Monday – Thursday 11 am – 8 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm
Location: 950 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
Chamo Venezuelan Cuisine offers a deep respect and love for real, fresh, healthy and authentic food. This restaurant was born in 2017 as a traditional Venezuelan restaurant, and they have grown into a thriving restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, space for families, parties, and even crowds. They also offer catering services!
All the ingredients they use in Chamo are local and traditional from Venezuela. The restaurant’s kitchen is like a home kitchen, and they use fresh ingredients that they select from the market every morning.
Check out the amazing dish that Chef Aarón put together for their menu:
So, let us know: which of these six fantastic Latin restaurants are you going to check out first on your next visit to LA?