King and Queen Cantina brings Latin edge to bougie WeHo corner

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One of the fanciest corners of WeHo has gotten a much-needed jolt of street style from south of the border.

King & Queen Cantina, located at 616 N. Robertson Boulevard, celebrated a ribbon-cutting Wednesday that introduced WeHo’s upper crust to the “más chingón mindset” created by the restaurateur Mr. Tempo, also known as Jorge Cueva.

The cantina glows with wall-to-wall grafitti painted in highlighter colors featuring fun and obscene slogans, and it boats an incredible merchandise counter. The restaurant serves mean margaritas and a creative mix of steak, sushi and tacos — it’s the latest in Tempo’s growing empire of eating establishments, started in 2014.

King & Queen has the distinction of being the first restaurant Sepi Shyne cut the ribbon for as WeHo mayor.

A King & Queen margarita
Mayor Sepi Shyne, along with Genevieve Morrill and David Wood from the WeHo Chamber, cut the ribbon
Mayor Sepi Shyne’s first ribbon cutting as mayor

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Jon Ponder
1 year ago

It was the West Hollywood outpost of Cobalt Cantina, a Silver Lake mainstay on Sunset, in the 1990s, making Kings and Queens the third Mexican/Tex Mex restaurant in that venue.

UCSBGRAD
UCSBGRAD
1 year ago

The food is not very good. I liked Tortilla Republic better.

Larry Block
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1 year ago
Reply to  UCSBGRAD

They are just getting open but honest, the food is fantastic, i cant wait to go back and try something else …its a super atmosphere and great vibe.

Rodrigo
Rodrigo
1 year ago

King & Queen has the distinction of being the first restaurant Sepi Shyne cut the ribbon for as WeHo mayor.”

Typical politician, taking credit with zero effort.

Enough!
Enough!
1 year ago

What about those that don’t identify as neither a king nor a queen?

Enough!
Enough!
1 year ago

Not really into the graffiti vibe. Like the classier vibe of Tortilla Republic. But best of luck to them!

A. Lee WALKUP
A. Lee WALKUP
1 year ago
Reply to  Enough!

A. Lee WALKUP I am not “into the graffiti vibe” either. Before an article is published with a potential wide-range of readership to the Community, it is best that the comment(s) of the principal(s) be translated into the common language. Whoever did that knew enough to provide the accent on -más-. which changes the meaning from “but” to “more.” They put the necessary accent (for pronunciation) on the offensive, second word and published it as such, The owner’s comment in the article did not merit publication in the widely read news-magazine, ‘WeHoVille’ even though in a second language, which is… Read more »

Joe Bologna
Joe Bologna
1 year ago
Reply to  A. Lee WALKUP

Ironically, I do not understand a word here.

gdaddy
gdaddy
1 year ago
Reply to  Enough!

Yes, it looked soo much better before. That said, I do wish them luck.

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