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Petty Cash Taqueria

7360 Beverly Blvd.
Fairfax, CA 90036
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Anne Fishbein Charcoal grilled octopus taco at Petty Cash.


  • Mon., 5-10 p.m.; Tue.-Wed., 5-11 p.m.; Thu., 5 p.m.-mid.; Fri.-Sat., noon-mid.; Sun., noon-10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Takeout
  • Street Parking

Images of Johnny Cash hang adjacent to walls laden with the iconic script of street artist extraordinaire Retna at Petty Cash Taqueria. The restaurant's name hints at a take on Latin street food, but don't be fooled! Back in May 2013, Walter Manzke (of République) and Bill Chait (formerly of Sprout) implored local "tacorazzo" Bill Esparza and Guillermo "Oso" Campos Moreno (of Tacos Kokopelli in Baja) to help them craft a menu that caters to the tastes of the city, while not ignoring the indulgent appetite of Tinseltown, just two tequila shots and a snort down the street. Petty Cash's famed guacamole with sea urchin no longer appears on the menu, but you can adventure through a plethora of taco varieties, from traditional takes on al pastor and carne asada to more contemporary combinations such as Sonoma duck with almond sauce or grilled octopus with peanuts. Be sure to notify your server of any food allergies, as they use peanut oil in many of their dishes. —Jacob Blackoff

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