Expresion Oaxaquena

3301 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Best Of


  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
Expresion Oaxaqueña, located in the Mid-City district on Arlington Heights, is one of the most popular snack shops serving Oaxacan-style street foods among L.A.’s vast Mexican cuisine landscape. The menu lists everything from squash blossom empanadas — a cheese-engorged masa shell stuffed with sweet sauteed greens — to fried grasshoppers accented with lemon, chile and salt. Fresh spicy chorizo, long-simmered black beans and scrambled eggs drowned in red sauce make for a hearty breakfast. Like any self-respecting Oaxacan eatery, even one as casual as this, there is a dark ruddy mole negro on the menu, which can be served ladled over just about anything else, or tucked into a tasty tamale wrapped in wet banana leaves. For a meal in a hurry -- as most patrons seem to be -- try the hefty, mayo-soaked sandwich made from jerked beef, stewed beans, guacamole, salsa and lettuce, and known by the staff as the "Torta Sexy."

Related Stories (1)

View All

More Mexican Restaurants in West Adams/ Crenshaw/ Baldwin Hills

  • Sky's are not the tacos your mother used to make. Or rather, they probably are the tacos your mot...

  • Gish Bac
    Critics' Pick

    Gish Bac is a small, sunny space with yellow walls, tables in front and a lunch counter in back, ...

View All

More Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles