The Talpa

11751 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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The Talpa

Noah Galuten


  • Sun 9am-10pm, Mon-Sat 9am-11pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
If Jimmy Buffett or Ron Reagan ever suggest a place to eat in L.A., you'd better take their advice, even if the restaurant in question looks like just another Mex hole-in-the-wall from the outside. Both are fans of The Talpa, a family-run Mexican neighborhood joint that'll make you think seriously about moving to this neighborhood. The food is basic, Mexican comfort food being prepared by the pot-clanging gang in the kitchen. The stars of the menu are the chile rellenos, a perfect ratio of pepper, egg coating and jack cheese. So damn good, and nothing like those corn-dog-looking ones you see so often. Avoid the wine-based margaritas.


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