About our food

about
Our Food

Mexican food is synonymous with history, community, and flavor. Jimmy Shaw, our executive chef and founder, takes pride in offering authentic specialties from the many culinary regions of Mexico. Our slowly prepared guisos are made with the finest and freshest ingredients, and prepared with the same processes as in Mexico. Our selection of top-quality chiles and spices, and our intimate knowledge of Mexican cooking techniques give a delightful richness to dishes like our Cochinita Pibil (Yucatan), Mole Poblano (Puebla), Pozole de Jalisco, and Ceviches de Guerrero, to name just a few. Jimmy has developed recipes based on his time living in Mexico, as well as regularly visiting family and friends back home.

about
Jimmy Shaw

Jimmy Shaw, founder and executive chef of Lotería! Grill, didn’t take the traditional path to being one of most successful restaurateurs in Los Angeles. Born in Mexico City, Jimmy’s interest in cooking began with the marvelous food he enjoyed during his childhood.

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about
Loteria Grill

Jimmy Shaw opened the first Lotería! Grill in the summer of 2002 at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles, and ever since has been serving been serving our guests a menu full of regional Mexican specialties as delicious as what he grew up enjoying in Mexico City.

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