#TacoTuesdays in LA

Get Your Taco On

Vegan, Carnivorous, Authentic

I love me some TacoTuesdays … usually because it means margaritas! Below is a look at some of my tasty picks for #TacoTuesdays:

1. Ceremony Bar | Studio City

2. Bar Ama | DTLA

3. Cascabel | Toluca Lake

4. Trejos Tacos | Hollywood

5. Guisados | Boyle Heights

 

cover photo by ATOD Magazine.

1. Ceremony Bar | Studio City

Vibrant, art-filled bistro & bar offering specialty cocktails & creative Mexican-style small plates.

One of my favorite spots to grab Happy Hour. Margaritas are made just the way we like it (even when we special order one) and their Happy Hour menu consists of tacos from cauliflower or black bean to pork belly or cabeza, and chips with house made guac and salsa that wakes your mouth up. The decor is also worth seeing. You’ll be immersed into Mexican inspired art that puts its own twist on Day on the Dead, street art, and contemporary with accents like massive dome lights dangling from above and bright pink walls. It’s an experience and during summer, while the Los Angeles sun shines, their patio is open giving you a first hand view of Ventura Blvd.

CeremonyBar.com | 1814 Ventura Blvd. | Studio City, CA 91604

2. Bar Ama | DTLA

SUPER NACHO HOUR. That’s what they call it. Just come – hungry.

I’m a sucker for a good queso and Bar Ama makes one of the best vegan quesos I’ve ever had. In fact, I take the train in just to get a taste. With a well stocked tequila bar, the nachos (while not technically tacos) are worth the busy wait. When you walk in, if you can time it just right, take a seat at the bar, order a margarita (they have daily specials), and be prepared to have your mind blown by vegan nachos. For real.

“Fideo and borracho beans with cilantro and pork belly simmering on the stove, the spicy warmth of menudo every Christmas and New Year’s, egg salad with a fried egg between a butter toasted bolillo, and puffy tacos stuffed with lengua carnitas and crushed avocado and doused with pequin chile vinegar salsa. These are just some of the dishes that have inspired me – the food that I was nurtured with by the women who raised me. Bar Amá is my interpretation of their Tex-Mex.” – Chef Josef Centeno

bar-ama.com | 118 W 4th St. | Los Angeles, CA 90013

3. Cascabel | Toluca Lake

Rattlesnake-themed eatery serving up a seafood-centric menu of Mexican classics in a simple setting.

If I had to describe Cascabel, I’d say this: imagine a Spanish 1920’s/1930’s casa turned restaurant with white adobe-like walls, turquoise accents, rustic woods, and a massive rattlesnake greeting you all along the walls, then you’d be at Cascabel. Incorporate all of that AND individual rooms painted with bright colors, adorned with leather, Mexican paintings, blankets, and hanging ceramic plates likely picked up from small towns throughout Mexico and what you have a is a little enclave of wonderful. The tacos are along those same lines.

CascabelRestaurant.com | 10717 Riverside Dr. | Toluca Lake, CA 91602

4. Guisados | Boyle Heights – in their words

 

The smell of chiles and meat simmering in a stew, wafting through the house as the sun goes down.

“If you grew up in a traditional Mexican home, guisados brought you comfort and familiarity; with every ingredient serving its purpose guisados are a true labor of love. They were the weekday preparations—simply braised, usually served with a side of rice, beans, and warm tortillas. Mom would start mixing spices and broths as soon as she got home from her morning errands. Its almost as if she just couldn’t wait for the family to be together at the dinner table and enjoy what she’d be working on all day.

Born in Boyle Heights in December 2010, Guisados set out to serve homestyle braises on handmade corn tortillas; tortillas made to order from the fresh ground masa next door at Carnitas Uruapan. We created a simple menu, one which reminded us of home and how mom spent her afternoons. It’s that same feeling that we try to put into every bite—because simply put, it’s just how we ate.

Within 5 years we’ve expanded from the comfort of our first four walls to locations in Echo Park, the historic core of Downtown LA, vibrant West Hollywood and most recently the production capital city of Burbank. Along the way we’ve cultivated a community of artists through our Featured Artist Program, grown our Guisados family to almost 100 employees, and all throughout, remained true to our homestyle cooking.

Being so close to home, our stews and masa are still made and delivered from the Boyle Heights location—multiple times a day—in order to ensure freshness and love in every bite.

We do this not to change the world, but rather show the world just how talented mom really was.

Just the way my mom used to make it.”

#inTacosWeTrust – Armando De La Torre Sr. & Armando De La Torre Jr.

Guisados.co | 2100 East Cesar E Chavez Ave. | Los Angeles, CA 90033

5. Trejos Tacos | Hollywood

Danny Trejo took his machete to the kitchen!

Just like the personality of Danny Trejos himself, Trejos Tacos is a legit Hollywood stop. With a central location and playful Machete inspired art inside, the menu isn’t boring. And come #TacoTuesdays, they aren’t afraid to feed everyone’s favorite indulgence. At Trejos Tacos, the #TacoTuesday menu consists of any three street Tacos plus a soft drink for $10 – or – Tacos + Beer, Wine or Margarita for $12.

Tacos include Steak Asada, Brisket, Carnitas with Grilled Pineapple, Grilled Achiote Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Black Pepper Tofu and Rainbow Cauliflower.

TrejosTacos.com | 1048 S. La Brea Ave | Los Angeles, CA, 90019

The Event Is Finished.

Date

Jan 20 2019

Time

All of the day

Cost

$12.00

labels

Food | Drink

Location

Trejos Tacos
1048 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90019
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