Antojitos Denise's | East L.A. | Mexican | Restaurant
In a land dominated by carne asada, Denise's is where to go for pork, a bagful of one of three or four different kinds of house-made chicharrones (fried pork rinds), the pickled pigskin called cueritos, or a pound or two of roast pork. If you have a buck for a taco, you can taste the carnitas, among the best in East L.A., dense-textured, with the full, almost gamy flavor of slow-cooked pig. Also good are the tacos with chicharrones stewed in spicy tomato sauce, numbingly rich, a 1,500-calorie taco.

Restaurant Details


Features: , , , , , , , ,

Price: $
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, Discover

Parking: Lot Available

Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary

Related Stories

  • Crappily Ever After and Mild Kingdom

    Get your free love advice.
    • Nov 14, 2013
  • Ask Mr. Gold: Cracklin’

    Dear Mr. Gold: Dear Mr. Gold: Where can I find cracklin’ in Los Angeles? —Carl Ferry Dear Mr. Ferry: My arteries begin to constrict at the thought of the pork rinds fried in giant iron kettles of bubbling lard at the Jazz and Heritage Fest in New Orleans; of the...
    • Aug 23, 2006
  • Pig Out

    Why settle for a little pork when you can have it all?
    • Nov 8, 2000
  • More...


Now Trending