Nueva, the Westside’s Favorite Canteen, Offers Cocktail & Taco Specials, Live DJs, Holiday Costume Extravaganza & Decor from Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31

NUEVA presents HALLOWEEN and DIA DE LOS MUERTOS in Venice from Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31, 2021. Pay tribute in costume and celebrate the Holiday for brunch, lunch and dinner with food and drink specials and a decked-out environment.

NUEVA, created by Chefs Vartan Abgaryan, Jonathan Paiz and restaurateurs Jared Meisler, and Dave & Patti Reiss (Reiss Co), pays homage to south-of-the-border cuisine. This laid-back contemporary mid-century styled cantina imbues the funkiness of Venice combined with a California mid-century indoor/outdoor vibe. Boasting two outdoor patios and spacious indoor seating, an exceptional variety of market-fresh dishes and cocktails on its brunch and dinner menus, offering selections for guests of any age, make NUEVA the ideal choice to celebrate the holidays.

HALLOWEEN and DIA DE LOS MUERTOS weekend encourages guests to attend the festively decorated NUEVA in full costume, while enjoying cocktail specials – Flaming Margaritas, Tequila Vampire, Mezcal Mummy and Zombie Cocktails that go with the rhythms of live DJs Friday and Saturday night and Saturday and Sunday brunch. Chase down the drinks with Chefs Abgaryan and Paiz’ Pumpkin Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Salsa and Pan de Muerto, among other NUEVA holiday special dishes and sides.

NUEVA’s Cócteles are created from the vast agave collection of tequila and mezcal curated by the incomparable Raul Yrastorza. In addition to holiday specials, try the Setenta y Cinco; Tepache Mule; Reina Picante; Sotol; Mezcal Negroni; Raicilla; Tequila Sunrise; Naked & Famous; Oaxaca Old Fashioned; and the de rigueur Frozen Margaritas. Cócteles are served alongside a rotating selection of Vinos (sparkling, rosé, white and red wines all from Mexico) and Otros (non-alcoholic libations).

Multiple dishes on both the brunch and dinner menu are vegan or available with vegan preparation.

NUEVA is available for takeout/curbside pick-up or delivery through TOAST.


Flaming Margaritas, Tequila Vampire, Mezcal Mummy, Zombie Cocktails…

Pumpkin Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Salsa…

Pan de Muerto and More!


Given current health concerns, NUEVA features the innovative iWave air filtration system to enhance guest safety as it filters out contaminated air particles in the kitchen, bar area and indoor dining room with triple airflow in addition to two extensive outdoor dining patios. NUEVA is dedicated to providing a safe environment for all guests and staff.



Friday, October 29, 2021

  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Bar: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

  • Brunch: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Bar: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

  • Brunch: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Bar: 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Nueva Venice


  • 822 Washington Boulevard, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
  • 310.747.6050


NUEVA, a mid-century-styled modern cantina, lures passersby with its retro roof-top signage located at the intersection of Abbott Kinney and Washington Boulevard. The refreshing menu is the collaborative brainchild of Chefs Vartan Abgaryan and Jonathan Paiz, showcasing their contemporary twists on traditional south-of-the-border dishes. The spacious and comfortable indoor/outdoor relaxed style and vibe have been crafted by the partnership of restaurateurs Jared Meisler and Dave and Patti Reiss. The cantina’s brunch and dinner menus are equally matched by a robust cocktail program using diverse library of agave tequilas and mezcals. Nueva accolades include 2020’s Angeleno – Dining On the Rise; Sunset – Chef Takes a Holiday; Eater LA – 17 Exciting New Restaurants in Los Angeles Right Now; and Where Traveler Los Angeles – Hola, Silicon Beach!

Photo courtesy of Nueva Venice

Photo courtesy of Nueva Venice


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