Danny Trejo, the L.A. native who’s best known for movies like “From Dusk Till Dawn” and “Machete,” may one day be best remembered for a restaurant empire. He and business partners Ash Shah and Jeff Georgino have a growing Trejo’s Tacos business, Trejo’s Cantina in Pasadena, and Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts. Their corner dessert concept features donuts from pastry chef Dianne Crame in creative flavors like nacho and Margarita, plus fun drinks.
Horchata, the rice milk drink that’s nearly as ubiquitous as water at taquerias, gets added dimension at Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts. Their Date Sweetened Horchata ($5) includes a blend of rice milk, nutty almond milk, dates, lemon peel, and a dusting of cinnamon. The drink’s served over ice, which is necessary this summer on a hot pink Hollywood corner.