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Mas Malo

515 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014


  • Sun 9am-11pm, Mon-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-2am
  • $$
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
There are soft tacos of pork al pastor, which are pot-roasted instead of cooked on a spit, if you care about that sort of thing, and ground-beef-and-pickle tacos, which sound odd but are a beloved drunk food at the original Malo, in Silver Lake. Hey, Silver Lake. We've all been there. It's about time it had an ambassador downtown, especially now that there may be a critical mass of local customers who until now were bereft of Soyrizo burritos, potato-cheese tacos and enough eggplant to give fits to the macrobiotically inclined. But what I can't figure out is why I have in front of me a bowl of vegan menudo - a soup that has many of the features of menudo, including chile, onion, lime, oregano and a funky blast of hominy, but substitutes bits of boiled tofu for the original tripe. Vegans have hangovers, too, I guess. At Mas Malo, the vegan hangovers are organic.

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