Antojitos Denise's - Closed

4060 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
323-264-8199

Details

  • Daily, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
In a land dominated by carne asada, Denise's is where to go for pork, a bagful of one of three or four different kinds of house-made chicharrones (fried pork rinds), the pickled pigskin called cueritos, or a pound or two of roast pork. If you have a buck for a taco, you can taste the carnitas, among the best in East L.A., dense-textured, with the full, almost gamy flavor of slow-cooked pig. Also good are the tacos with chicharrones stewed in spicy tomato sauce, numbingly rich, a 1,500-calorie taco.

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