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First Taste: Epic French Mexican Food at Trois Familia

1:35 AM PST on November 3, 2015

Master chef and all-around badass Ludo Lefebvre and culinary duo Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of L.A.'s famed Animal restaurant have done it again - now changing the brunch game forever with their new "French Mexican" hotspot Trois Familia, which predictably became an overnight sensation and blew up social media following a swift opening. These guys have managed to deliver two things people in L.A. have an undying obsession for - brunch and Mexican food - all in one irresistibly beautiful package.

Trois Familia is the cherry on top of the trio's growing restaurant empire; a genius concept, which captures the essence of the current food culture in L.A. - casual, focus on quality ingredients, non-conforming, masterful execution, and fully embracing diversity and culinary experimentation. Located in a non-descript strip mall along Sunset Blvd surrounded by palms and adorned with a cheery rainbow-colored sign sandwiched between a dental clinic and nail salon, it is typically Silver Lake in the best possible way.

Now let's get to the food. The French-Mexican mashup of menu items like churro French toast with vanilla ice cream, crispy hash brown chilaquiles, potato moussiline with poached egg and chorizo jam, double decker potato tacos with crème fraîche and carrot pico de gallo, the French bean burrito with garlic brown butter and preserved lemon, along with comforting traditional staples like horchata and tres leches cake will have you yearning for more. The food will transport you to a culinary land you never knew existed, and it will make you want to revisit again and again.

The menu items succeed in melding familiar Mexican flavors with ultra-refined French cooking techniques with an attention to detail only these guys are able to achieve. Expect big critical acclaim and large weekend crowds as this place will surely rocket to the top spot in the L.A. food scene in no time.

I decided to check out Trois Familia for myself on opening week, and I can say that it definitely lived up to the hype. Here is my experience from that day; now go on and feast your eyes. - Eric

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The "French Mexican Food" sign is by artist Patrick Martinez
The "French Mexican Food" sign is by artist Patrick Martinez.
The "French Mexican Food" sign is by artist Patrick Martinez
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The interiors are simple and bright with pops of art on the walls, with only a few communal picnic benches inside. Lucky, we were among the first to get seated.

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The horchata (front and center) and the iced nutella malt (far right), were among many of the drink offerings. The first sip of that horchata immediately brought me back to my childhood.

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Crispy hash brown chilaquiles, sunny side up egg, cojita, salsa macho. Perfectly crisp with a damn good kick.

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Double decker potato taco, lime, crème fraîche, carrot pico de gallo, jack. Dense, textured, layered, and so flavorful.

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Avocado sushi rice, salt cod cream, cilantro, jalepeño. Very contemporary Mexican cooking right here - a dish you might find in some of the most cutting-edge restaurants in Mexico City.

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Beet tartare tostada, cornichon, lime, avocado milk. Tastes even better than it looks.

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Chicken milanesa, raw and pickled cucumbers, maggi ranch. A very popular menu item - I mean, who doesn't love fried chicken?

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Of course I couldn't leave without having the tres leches birthday cake - a personal favorite of mine. Probably the best slice I've ever had.. this is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Trois Familia is open 7 days a week
10am–3pm (for breakfast and lunch)
3510 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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