Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tinga Tacos

Last night Larry and I decided to try Tinga Tacos on La Brea for dinner. I'd read a good review somewhere and thought it sounded promising.
It was.

The place was only half-full when we arrived, around 6:45 pm. They have a large menu and daily specials, kind of Kogi-like, but not as spicy. I ordered the steak tacos, Larry ordered the chicken tacos. We split a huge, pure sugar-cane Coca-Cola. Both dishes came with a side of freshly fried taco chips and a delicious salsa. We gobbled up everything.

Flat Iron Steak Tacos - Chipotle tortillas, tomato avocado relish, dog snout salsa, pickled red onions, quesco fresco, lime chipotle EscabechePechuga Tacos - Lemon brined chicken breast, salsa verde, potatoes, queso fresco
Coca-Cola from Mexico with sugar cane

This is a very casual place, one long table with stools down the center of the restaurant, a counter on one side and mini-tables on the other side....very chummy. The decor is stripped-down-industrial desert-Mexican with lots of stuffed black crows perched about.The only sign on the outside of the building that says Tinga is on the door. The marquee area is planted with vertical succulent plants...very exotic. This is a great place for a quick bite or even take-out.
Tinga Tacos
142 S La Brea Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 954-9566

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At 6:50 PM PDT, Blogger susanc said...

Looks delicious! Dog snout salsa? LOL!

At 9:53 AM PDT, Blogger Beth McDermott Oliver said...

We've been wanting to try this place - now we will for sure!

At 2:01 PM PDT, Blogger Natalie said...

I am putting this on the to try list. Love tacos. It looks tasty.

At 7:01 PM PDT, Blogger Laurie said...

This is right in my mom's neighborhood. Why don't I know about it? Next time, maybe...


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