Baldwin Hills Crenshaw welcomes Mexicano, the highly anticipated second restaurant from renowned Chefs Jaime and Ramiro of the esteemed La Casita Mexicana in Bell. At Mexicano (pronounced “me-hi-ka-no”), Jaime and Ramiro will expand their repertoire for a new audience and continue to redefine what many people think constitutes Mexican cuisine.
The extensive menu will feature new twists on traditional dishes, alongside many of Jaime and Ramiro’s signature items—from moles to stuffed chiles to ceviches, and more. The restaurant’s design includes a spacious interior, complete with a bar area and full beverage program, as well as a picturesque patio area perfect for al fresco dining.
About Jaime and Ramiro
After years of cooking bold and traditional Mexican food together at La Casita Mexicana restaurant in Bell, CA, Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu are affectionately known jointly as Jaime and Ramiro. The two met as airline company executives 19 years ago, and bonded over their shared desire to open a true Mexican restaurant. Among some of the biggest stars in the Mexican cooking world, the duo will bring the authentic flavors and heirloom family recipes of their signature Los Angeles-area restaurant to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza with the opening of Mexicano by Jaime & Ramiro in the summer of 2014. Earning a nomination for Best Chef Pacific from the James Beard Foundation in 2008, Jaime and Ramiro continue to earn recognition for serving exemplary traditional Mexican gastronomy by numerous national and international publications. Their charisma and passion for Mexican cuisine has afforded them broadcast opportunities, including a role as judges on the Telemundo show, “Top Chef Estrellas.” They have also received many certificates of recognition from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors and from the Los Angeles Board of Education for their civic work and contributions.