Mac & Cheeza - CLOSED
Los Angeles, CA 90014
- Soul Food
- Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2am
- MasterCard, Visa
- Delivery, Takeout
- Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
- Not Accepted
LA Weekly's Description
Mac & Cheeza, Larkin Mackey's newest restaurant downtown, a narrow, high-ceilinged storefront on the edge of the garment district, furnished sparely with a couple of padded benches and a few low end tables: a fragrant, modern machine dedicated solely to the cult of macaroni and cheese. You choose the size of the container you would like to have your mac baked in, from the plenty-big Baby Mac to the absurdly large Mac Daddy, which is enough to feed the entire USC track team. You can choose between rice noodles and regular noodles, soy cheese and regular cheese. Then you pick out your mix-ins: jalapeno chiles and bacon, black olives and hot links, chopped scallions and chorizo, or any combination of the above, which get stirred into the macaroni before it goes into the oven. You have it Mac & Cheeza's way, stirred with a slightly grainy cheese sauce and baked under a cheese crust, or you don't have it at all. It is superb drunk food. And you get a shot at the classic banana-Nilla Wafer pudding from the recipe of Mackey's mom, an intense, thin custard that resolves into a divine containerful of sweet, banana-spiked mush. Is it the mac and cheese of the future? It might be.
Tips from foursquare
A place where lovers of that cheesy, cheap ambrosia known (here, at least) as "Mac and Cheez" can get down.
Love how they roast the top of the cheese to a crisp for you! Great deal & delicious mac n cheese!
Don't worry they have soy cheese vegan pals!
Love this place! How can you go wrong? Old school mac & cheese with an upscale twist. Loved the Chorizo/Spinach combo! So many different combos, can't wait to go back and try a new one!
Don't be afraid of the collards. Get it with BBQ Chicken and it's like being at a Southern cook-out. Kinda.
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Reviews and News
Earlier this month we reported that Mac & Cheeza was on the verge of closing after a dispute with their landlord in the Chapman flats. Sad but... More on Mac & Cheeza »
We caught up with Mac & Cheeza owner Larkin Mackey yesterday afternoon, who gave us the scoop on the meltery's landlord problems and its... More on Mac & Cheeza »
Mac & Cheeza, one of the gooiest restaurants in all of downtown L.A. may be moving. Owned by Larkin Mackey, who also owns Larkin's Joint in... More on Mac & Cheeza »