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Paseo Chapin

2220 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-385-7420

Details

  • Daily 10am-9pm
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Paseo Chapin's pepian is a forceful version of this Mayan stew: ground, spiced squash seeds, fortified with burnt bread and toasted chiles and thinned out with broth, overwhelming the boiled chicken that floats in it, but also giving the rather ordinary bird substance. And once in your life, you should try a real Guatemalan mole de platano, tart slices of fried plantain in a thick, dangerous sauce of the bitterest chocolate, flavored with cinnamon and dusted with seeds, intricate as a Guatemalan weaving.

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