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Newcomer Pata Salada Shuttered

Pata Salada at La Brea and Wilshire has closed
Pata Salada at La Brea and Wilshire has closed

Pata Salada, formerly Luna Park (at the NE corner of Wilshire and La Brea), closed last week after just four months in its new format as an upscale Mexican seafood restaurant.

According to Eater LA, owner Martha Madison said “the current Metro Line construction just proved to be too big of an obstacle.” She added that despite the street closures, traffic sign issues, dust and noise, the “Purple Line liaisons did their best to mitigate the issues.”

Too bad,  Pata Salada was a nice addition to neighborhood. Hopefully the staff will find work elsewhere.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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  1. The construction is not why… Republique is right next to Pata Salada and they certainly aren’t struggling. I live in walking distance of this restaurant and was excited to check it out- but their menu was insanely overpriced! for the people who owned luna park (and at luna park the food was always just good not fantastic) i would expect more reasonable prices. Bummer this wasnt more successful.

  2. Though I’m sure the construction didn’t help business, I don’t believe the construction is what ultimately closed their doors. The restaurant was very expensive. I found that even their happy hour pricing was high. The space was very large, so it almost always seemed empty.

    A beautiful space and a beautiful restaurant. I hope someone else gives it a try.


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