GF and I actually ate our Cinco de Mayo meal last night before watching the Laker game, which they lost in OT. We went to Ciudad, which is a restaurant owned by the "Two Hot Tamales", Susan Fenniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Trying to eat at a Spanish or Mexican restaurant on the 5th in Los Angeles is like trying to find a spot with no smog.
Here's what we had:
Hamachi Sashimi with a Lemon-Spanish Olive Oil emulsion, Avocado, and Crispy Bacalao
Grilled Prawns with a Chorizo, Saffron, and Tomato Broth
Seared Ahi Quesadilla with a Mesculun, Jicama, and Pear Salad, Chipotle Aioli, Basil Oil, and Raspberry Vinegar Reduction
Pan Seared Cod with a White Bean, Piquillo Pepper, and Onion Nage
Finished it all over a bottle of Ramon Bilbao Temperanillo from Rioja.
"Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe