LA Plaza Cocina, the first museum dedicated to Mexican food, opened its doors on Monday, February 7, with its inaugural exhibition Maize: Past, Present and Future, a tribute to the cuisine’s most essential ingredient. Curated by Maite Gomez-Rejón and Ximena Martin, visitors will recognize many of the tools and processes used by their ancestors being displayed in the facility’s gallery. Through photographs, tools, artifacts, and cookbooks, LA Cocina recounts the story of this sacred grain and its essential role as a global food source. The exhibit inaugurates this space, which will host an exhibition every six months.
Located in Downtown Los Angeles, LA Cocina is a unique space that expands the role of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in sharing stories about Mexican, Mexican-American, and Latina/Latino history, art and culture. LA Cocina is a museum, the first one of its kind focused on Mexican cuisine; a teaching kitchen dedicated to exploring the rich culinary traditions and treasures of Mexican and Mexican American cooking; and a store where Angelenos and visitors will find rare and high value culinary-related ingredients, cookbooks, decorative items, and utensils used in preparing the complex cuisine.
LA Cocina is located in LA Plaza Village at 555 N. Spring St. and is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Paid parking is available at LA Plaza Village, 555 N. Broadway, and at LA Plaza’s parking lot, 171 Arcadia.
Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm
Self-Guided Group Tours and School Group Tours
To book a Self-Guided Group Tour at LA Plaza Cocina for your group or school, please contact us by phone (323) 397- 8365 or emailing us at email@example.com