The ceviche from Chef Bañuelos's tasting menu. Photo by Brian Addison.
Samuel, for a brief moment, got to take a trip back to his hometown without the weight of everything that comes with those memories and Manuel, bogged down from a pandemic that almost annihilated the hospitality industry, gets to showcase his culture, talent, and love for humans in a way our city should be honored to have.
This is food I can eat every day, happily—and if you decide to step into Rosemallows, with the privilege of being served by Fernanda with food from Manuel and Laura, I hope you can sense that fulfillment as well.
Fonda Tobalá is inside Rosemallows in DTLB at 255 Long Beach Blvd. Dinner service is Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5PM to 10PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 6PM to midnight. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11AM to 4PM.