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El Huarache Azteca

5225 York Blvd.
Highland Park, CA 90042
323-478-9572
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El Huarache Azteca

Photo by Anne Fishbein

Details

  • Daily 8am-10:30pm
  • $
  • Catering, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
In Mexico City restaurants like El Huarache Azteca may be thick on the ground, but in Highland Park, there is nothing like it on a Saturday afternoon, a cramped storefront filled with families guzzling house-made horchata, tepache and watermelon drink out of huge foam cups, hovering over the few oilcloth-covered tables inside, gathering tacos and sopes by the dozen to bring home to their families, and coaxing burning-hot huitlacoche quesadillas - fried turnovers stuffed with musky, jet-black corn fungus - out of the stone-faced woman who mans the fry cart outside the entrance. What you have come for is, of course, the huarache, a flat, concave trough of fried masa mounded with beans, cultured cream and meat. See full review.

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