With a menu that includes chamoy-glazed pork belly, short-rib birria and a plate of charred octopus so good you'd think you were hanging with Javier Plascencia in Baja, finally, the city of Long Beach now has a modern Mexican contender to call its own — and the rest of L.A. should be jealous.
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The last attempt at bringing elevated Latin food tried to Long Beach was 2015's Padre, an ambitious concept from a former Playground sous chef that unfortunately delivered over-salted lomo saltado, watery Portugese paella and $6 tac...