Chef Bret Thompson of Pez Cantina

This is Bret's FIRST time cooking for The DTLA Dinner Club and we're super excited to have him and promote his local DTLA restaurant Pez Cantina!!

PEZ CANTINA is the passion project of husband-and-wife-team Chef Bret Thompson (Patina Executive Chef, Milk Ice Cream co-founder) and Lucy Ramirez Thompson located on Bunker Hill Downtown LA.

Inspired by their repeated travels to Loreto, Baja California, their vision was to bring the spirit and soul of the region and influence of Lucy’s Mexican culinary roots to a restaurant using Bret’s refined skills as a seasoned professional chef. PEZ CANTINA offers a cuisine that is unified by the heritages and experiences of both Lucy and Bret. Together they continue to innovate and elevate the LA dining experience.


Chef Bret Thompson (@PezCantina) was inspired to create Pez Cantina, his seafood-focused restaurant in Downtown L.A., by his travels to Loreto on the Sea of Cortez and by his marriage into a Mexican family. At Pez he has a created a menu focused on sustainable, local ingredients that draws from the traditions of the distinct Coastal Mexican cuisines of Baja, Oaxaca, and the Yucatan Peninsula. Pez Cantina has quickly become a mainstay of Bunker Hill’s dining culture.

Bret’s earliest memories of the sea are from about the age of 7 when he would accompany his father and his uncles on overnight fishing trips out of San Pedro. His fishing skills at that young age were enough to draw the competitive spirit out of his adult relatives; it was on these trips that he first learned to love the sea.

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With over 20 years of experience supplying the Finest Specialty Seafood and Meats to the Finest restaurants, J & J are excited to fulfill your restaurant needs. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.

August 11, 2021 at 7:00pm - 10pm
The El Dorado Penthouse
416 S Spring St
Loft 1209
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States
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