I walk by this joint every day. They write interesting specials on a chalk board, but the same items are on the menu, such as the sweet potato tacos. The surrounding cement is always moist from the car wash next door.
Read it and weep, "A" rating baby!I have a strong affinity to anything with a matador theme (high school mascot) so I dig the wall paintings and cry a tear of pride and joy to my Alma matter.
The food is freshly made, cheap and tasty. I got the vegetarian burrito (hold the rice) for $4.50. It came steaming hot in a doughy flour tortilla. When I split it open from the middle, a burst of re-fried beans melted together with sour cream, cheese and guacamole came spewing out.
My life long friend Debra and I split the sweet potato tacos, which they deep fry to order then add fresh lettuce and tomatoes. The sweet potatoes were mashed up, yet firm creating a lovely contrast with the crisp taco shell and fresh, cool veggies.
Putting toothpicks in the "raw" tacos before frying.
Sweet Potato Taco Monster. Debra got the steak and chili taquitos which she greatly enjoyed. They blister fresh chilies, add meat and fry to order. The red and green salsas offered with all dishes have quite a bite but very nice.
And the plating...Besides the delicious red and green salsas, they also have an all you can slather Aloe Vera bar, which sunburned Debra greatly appreciated after playing beach volleyball all weekend and exposing her Northern Californian epidermis to the So Cal UVs.
1670 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027