At Qué Padre, a fast-casual restaurant in the Palisades Village shopping and dining district, chef Isaias Peña’s menu is inspired by various regional cuisines of Mexico. He makes tacos with house-made corn tortillas and fillings such as poached lobster tail in a walnut cream sauce, mole negro, and Bohemia beer-battered halibut. Ceviches feature scallops and the catch of the day. The drinks menu has a robust agave-based spirits selection and cocktails such as a cucumber jalapeño margarita and coffee-infused mezcal with coffee rum and Cynar.
15203 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades, (310) 461-8226, quepadretacos.com