Badiraguato

3070 Firestone Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
323-563-3450

Details

  • Daily 9am-8pm
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
When executed properly, machaca, a sort of red-brown heap of fried beef jerky, is one of the great dried-beef dishes of the world, an intense distillation of the flavors of the Mexican West, all salt and smoke and heat. Real machaca, a specialty of Sinaloa, is grilled, smashed into powder with a stone pestle, and fried to a frizzle with bits of onion and sweet peppers until the beef releases its chewy, animal essence. At Badiraguato, a converted hamburger stand on the main drag of South Gate, the machaca may be hidden on the breakfast menu next to the cumin-laced stew chilorio and the spicy Sinaloan version of chilaquiles called picoso, but it is a primal, fundamental version, with a specific gravity approaching that of lead.

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  • Regional Mexican
    11 years ago

    Badiraguato. When executed properly, -machaca, a sort of red-brown heap of fried beef jerky, is one of the great dried-beef dishes of the world, an intense distillation of the flavors of the Mexican West, all salt and smoke and heat...

  • Original Sinaloa
    13 years ago by Jonathan Gold

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