Mexican Food Los Angeles

Holbox Scallop Al Carbon

Holbox is the most exciting stall to hit USC adjacent Mercado La Paloma since Mo-chica. Gilberto Cetina, Jr. runs this seafood-focused spinoff of Chichen Itza, a thriving Yucatán restaurant that his father founded further...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Mad Pambazos Toecutter [CLOSED]

Mad Pambazos is a sandwich and taco truck from chef Bryan Kidwell and business partner Macks Collins, who previously ran a French-Vietnamese restaurant called Rouge Et Blanc in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. I had...
Quesadilla Los Angeles

BäcoShop Cheese Melt

When I first learned about Josef Centeno’s bäco, he was beta testing his taco flatbread mash-up on Tuesday nights at Opus, an avant garde restaurant in the Wiltern Theatre’s shadow. At that point, the...
Breakfast Burrito Los Angeles

Lily’s Breakfast Burrito

Malibu is known for many things: multi-million dollar estates, obstructed beach access, prime Pacific Ocean views, and Pepperdine University. One key element is sorely lacking: affordable, high quality food. Or so I thought. Lily’s...
Mexican Food Santa Barbara

Corazon Cocina Sal de Mar

Santa Barbara Public Market debuted in April 2014, but has already entered stage two of its development. Many first generation food and drink vendors are no longer in business, which has left the market’s...
Agua Fresca Los Angeles

Agua Cabana Mango Twister

A twister touched down on the second floor of Northridge Fashion Center, but instead of destruction, I found flavor in its wake. Mango Twister ($6) is the impressive creation of Agua Cabana, the first...