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Cacao Mexicatessen

1576 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
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Cacao Mexicatessen +

Anne Fishbein Three Little Pigs pork sampler


  • Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-9 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • $$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
If you don’t live in Eagle Rock, the first thought you might have upon entering Cacao Mexicatessen is, “Man, I wish this was in my neighborhood.” The deli/restaurant/bar/coffee shop has so many things going for it, it’s hard to know where to start. Of course, there’s the menu, full of hearty, comforting Mexican classics as well as the now-legendary carnitas de pato (duck carnitas), the mole fries, the lightly fried avocado or uni tacos. But this place is as much about the feel as it is about the food. Families cram into booths and feast on tacos. There’s a long bar where you can sit and eat and drink from the rotating selection of craft beers on tap, or the wine list, which has a heavy focus on Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe. You can stop by and grab a package of the handmade tortillas and a tub of guacamole or salsa to take home — this is, in part, a deli. Whatever it is, we’re envious of Eagle Rock and its residents that they have this awesome, homey place to meet so many of their eating and drinking needs. —Besha Rodell

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