Everything You Need To Know About The Flamin' Hot Cheetos Restaurant

Fans of the quintessential snack Cheetos were in for a treat in 2018 when a limited time Flamin' Hot Cheetos-themed eatery made its debut for three nights in Hollywood. Aptly titled The Flamin' Hot Spot, the temporary restaurant featured a generous number of dishes (ten!) that were dedicated to the legendary spicy snack and were devised especially for the occasion by celebrity chef Roy Choi from Kogi BBQ.

The menu was priced from $11 to $35, according to People, and included a huge variety of Cheeto-infused options. The names of the dishes all had some spin of the fan-favorite chip from Chester Cheetah's Cheetos Churros to the Flamin' Hot Chipotle Ranch Wings. Is your mouth watering yet?

Choi spoke about working on the Flamin' Hot Cheetos restaurant and told People, "I've wanted to pair Kogi and Chego items with Flamin' Hot Cheetos for as long as I can remember, and now all of those late nights, road trips and the Cheetos dishes I have imagined can come true. I know the fans have thought about putting Hot Cheetos in a Kogi burrito — well, so have I and here it is and more!"

For those who don't know, the Kogi burrito is one of Choi's most iconic dishes, and the chef explained that he tried to reinvent his classics instead of simply infusing them with a generous serving of Cheetos (via Los Angeles Magazine)

There were many unique dishes at The Flamin' Hot Spot

Fans of Flamin' Hot Cheetos certainly showed up, as reservations at the restaurant were grabbed by enthusiastic diners pretty quickly prior to the opening night, according to Refinery29. The concept was rather popular and actually made its first appearance in 2017.  Named The Spotted Cheetah, it was spearheaded by popular chef Anne Burrell in New York City (via FoodBeast). The second edition that was hosted in Los Angeles contained several the menu items were undoubtedly creative, featuring dishes you wouldn't necessarily equate with Cheetos. Case in point: The "Hot" Chocolate Cake, an unusual spin on the classic comforting beverage.

This dessert had raspberries, chocolate ice cream and Cheetos Flamin' Hot Puffs, of course. According to Los Angeles Magazine, it was one of the must-try options at the Flamin' Hot Spot restaurant simply for being so unconventional and interesting in terms of flavor. In case you're regretting not having made it to the restaurant in the past, don't sweat. Instad, try booking at one of the restaurants known for generously adding Cheetos to their dishes, such as El Raspadito in Santa Ana, California. Or just try a homemade version of a Flamin' Hot Cheetos-inspired dish instead!