Olvera Street's 3 Greenest Taquitos
Just how different can taquitos really be? Turns out there's a lot more going on with these Mexican delicacies than their "tiny taco" name would suggest. So how do three Olvera Street favorites stack up?
1. Cielito Lindo, E-23 Olvera Street, downtown. (213) 687-4391.
Sauce? thin, spicy, dark green.
Beef? not so beefy.
How much green? Two taquitos for $3.
El Rancho Grande
2. El Rancho Grande, 17 Olvera Street, downtown. (213) 626-5750.
Sauce? thick, avocado-y, neon green.
Beef? beefy enough.
How much green? Two taquitos for $2.30.
3. Juanita's Cafe, E-20 Olvera Street, downtown. (213) 628-1013.
Sauce? thick, mild, tomatillo green.
Beef? oh so beefy.
How much green? Two taquitos for $2.10.
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