The downtown restaurant gives new life to a cuisine long derided as a culinary bastard
Trader Joe's is known for traveling the globe to find a wide and ever-changing variety of foods. They recently went next door to bring back Organic Stone-Ground Mexican-Style Dark Chocolate, which has the shape, taste and paper packaging of traditional south-of-the-border chocolates. There are two ... More >>
Celebrating this year's Best of L.A. issue -- now out in print and online -- we're counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes. 15: Fish Taco from Ricky's Fish Tacos. There's so much to love about Ricky's: Ricky Piña himself, who couldn't find good enough Ensenada-style fish ... More >>
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes. 74: The Sea Urchin Tostada at La Guerrerense. Sure, you can eat Sabina Bandera González' glorious seafood tostadas here in Los Angeles, at the LA Street Food ... More >>
There's something about a restaurant with shoes on the ceiling that just throws us off. At La Otra Taqueria Escuela, Steven Arroyo's brand-new addition to his food fiefdom forming around the corner of Stanley and Beverly (joining the original year-old Escuela Taqueria and the three-year-old Potato ... More >>
Guzzle & Nosh.Tacos Carmelita. Sad news: One of our favorite Eat This Now finds has closed. Tacos Carmelita, a shoebox of a shop dishing tacos de guisado in the long shadow of Langer's has gone out of business. We fear that the attention (from us and other outlets) may have inspired The Man ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshA pambazo from Antojitos de mi Abuelita. The first time we met Street Gourmet LA blogger Bill Esparza, we were about to dig into one of Antojito de mi Abuelita's bright red, guajillo chile-dipped pambazos with its guts of chorizo, potatoes, shredded lettuce and crumbled cheese n ... More >>
phil_g/flickrPut down that frozen tamale and back away slowly. KTLA reports that a recall of 144,000 thousand pounds of frozen tamales made and sold in California is in effect. Homestead Pasta Company is the source of the faulty food, as the meat and poultry within the tamales has been found ... More >>
Revamped Ciudad carries on fine tradition
Javier Plascencia brings his BajaMed chops to the Test Kitchen
Courtesy of KCRW.Chef Rick Bayless.Now that chef Rick Bayless has succeeded in finally introducing Los Angeles to authentic Mexican cuisine, he's introducing us to authentic music. The controversial Chicago chef behind (well sorta kinda behind) recently opened upscale Mexican restaurant Red ... More >>
Ho hum, another taco truck is rolling out. But wait until you hear what this one has to offer -- free tacos and taco fillings that are laced with tequila. The truck will travel all over Los Angeles and environs, starting with a launch in Glendale today, June 1st. During the next two months it ... More >>
Can all food be created equal? Mama's Hot Tamales, everyone's favorite MacArthur Park tamale establishment, is bringing their democratic ideals, community service and unique cooking knowledge to Pasadena.
High-end taqueria flavors
Making masa magical
A single drop of habanero salsa is enough to season a panucho. A small spoonful renders a vaporcito practically radioactive. And this isnt even the hottest salsa Chichen Itza has to offer.
Border Grill’s bocaditos
The return of Dos Arbolitos
La Serenata revisited
But not a lotus in sight
And let us shed a little tear for the late El Mr. Cat No. 1
Imports and adaptations
The best dishes of 1999
Yeah. Drop the chalupa.
Santa Monica's Tlapazola Grill
Finally a great fish taco in Los Angeles
You never sausage a thing in your life . . .
Oaxacan mole in a Westside mini-mall
Something's fishy south of the border(s)
A taste of the great outdoors
South of the border
Forty-One Reasons to Live in LA