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Mexican Food

Interview: author Bill Esparza (L.A. Mexicano)

Bill Esparza, a Latin food expert who’s visited every state in Mexico, recently wrote L.A. Mexicano for Prospect Park Books. In his first book, Exparza explains his personal connection to the diverse cuisine and...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Primera Taza Coffee House Lonche de Lomo (Dose of Vitamin P)

A weird wave may be washing over Boyle Heights, but not at Primera Taza Coffee House, a business that Juan Romero founded in 2009 and sold to Chuy Tovar and business partner Antonio Segoviano...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Tapatia Lonche de Pierna (Dose of Vitamin P)

Tapatía is the name for a woman from Guadalajara, and is now a sandwich shop from chef Angela Barajas and husband Francisco Belmonte in Culver City. The couple also runs three sandwich shops back...
Mexican Food Los Angeles

Holbox Scallop Al Carbon (Food of the Week)

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...
Horchata Los Angeles

Horchateria Rio Luna Oaxacan Horchata (Drink of the Week)

There aren’t many places where the Death Star feels at home alongside Frida Kahlo and a sea of cacti. Horchateria Rio Luna may be the only place. The Mexican dessertery debuted in February 2016...

Corazon Cocina Sal de Mar (Food of the Week)

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...
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