New Mexican/Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant- Panini Cosmopolitan Cafe- Opens in LA

Bringing the best of Cabo to the Mediterranean Islands, Panini Cosmopolitan Cafe is a great new resto that is a blend of OC + LA near UCLA for a 1-2 flavor punch that’s not only tasty but pretty easy on the wallet. It’s breath of fresh air that we all need on the westside to make mealtime enjoyable and FUN.

Bar at the Panini Cosmopolitan Cafe

“What makes an exceptional eating experience is not only the food you taste, but also the aroma you smell and the ambience you experience,” said Moe Ghazi, owner of Panini Cosmopolitan Café. “ With Panini Cosmopolitan Café, we wanted to create an atmosphere and menu that would figuratively transport guests to the sunny, sandy beaches of the Mediterranean.”

This location features a patio with a water fountain, a bar/lounge that has large screen TVs and conversation tables to maximize the fun of Happy Hour. and a dining room that works splendidly at making people relax. The big city lounge/dining atmosphere immerses guests in a sensory experience that introduces different cultures, foods, drinks and music through a variety of global videos.


The cross-mopolitan menu (meaning a global cross-pollenization of 2 types of cuisine) is a fusion of Mexican specialities and Mediterranean plates that make tasty meals new and interesting.

Chicken Pesto Panini

The Panini Cosmopolitan Café menu embraces creative culinary style. Guests can indulge in the house special caramelized carnitas or Puerto Nuevo Lobster tacos. The Mediterranean side of the menu offers items like stuffed eggplant, freshly marinated charbroiled chicken, or filet kabobs.

Charbroiled Chicken Shish Kabob

The bar provides the sips with hand-muddled mojitos and margaritas with handcrafted organic agave sweet and sour mix/ The fruity peach or pomegranate sangria pairs well with Mediterranean or Mexican fare. Innovative cocktails like the Cosmopolitan Greyhound and Pomegranate Martini will complement any meal or small plate.

Margarita featuring one of the many specialty tequilas. (waiting on which one!)

Panini Cosmopolitan Café is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11 AM to 11 PM; Happy Hour is a daily feature from 3 PM to 6 PM. Taco Tuesday is 4 PM to 11 PM. Brunch is served on weekends from 10 AM to 2 PM. Valet parking is available after 6 PM. Catering and takeout are also available.

Ghazi and Mokthare plan to open a second Panini Cosmopolitan Café location in Irvine in early 2015,.

For more information, visit: or call: 310-477-0087.

About Moe Ghazi
Moe Ghazi has been in the restaurant industry for 25 years. Other trend-setting successful restaurants and late-night lounge ventures include: Mosun Sushi, Club M, Cafe Panini, Ten Asian Bistro, Tentation Ultra Lounge and Momo’s Margarita Bar and Taleo Mexican Grill.

About Mike Mokhtare
Mike Mokhtare has been in the food industry for over 34 years. As co-founder of Kusha, Inc. and president and of Wholesome Choice Markets, Mokhtare brings a spectacular array of natural foods from around the world. From being in the supermarket and ethic markets from all over the United States and around the world, his knowledge promises to deliver the best quality food products that give customers optimum value.

About Kevin Klein
Kevin Klein brings over 20 years entrepreneur experience from establishments such as the Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts and Delmonico’s Seafood Grille. He capitalizes his strengths in strategic business development, operational excellence in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Kevin is instrumental in the industry for launching new restaurant business operations from the ground up into top producers. Kevin is a visionary executive and operator in cultivating the platform of celebrity and media contacts and special events.

This sounds like a great restaurant worth checking out- for lunch, brunch and other times!

Stevie Wilson,


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