Colonia Taco Lounge

13030 Valley Blvd.
La Puente, CA 91746
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Colonia Taco Lounge +

Photo: Anne Fishbein Oaxacan estofado taco at Colonia Taco Lounge.


  • Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Takeout
  • Street Parking
Ricardo Diaz's Colonia Taco Lounge in La Puente might teach you a lot of things: the possibilities of cauliflower, how to fall head over heels in love with a flour tortilla, how to eat far too much and somehow still want more. Let's begin with the tortillas: Would it be blasphemy to say that the corn ones here may be better than at Guisados? Slightly more delicate, slightly more musky with corn. And the flour tortillas, imported from Mexicali, taste comfortingly familiar but so much softer and more soulful than any cardboard-like disk you may have discovered alongside your platter of sizzling fajitas over the years. The cauliflower taco, served on a flour tortilla, channels everything you might love about a fried shrimp taco: The cauliflower, beneath its golden, crunchy batter, somehow has a pop and bite that satisfy that same place in your soul as a shrimp version. —Besha Rodell Read our review of Colonia Taco Lounge.

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