This little cafe has been there forever and is attached to the Seahorse Motel on PCH. They have AWESOME breakfast, comfy booths and old school Mexican cooking. GREAT service. They are so friendly and fast and inexpensive.
I like to go there alone and do a crossword puzzle while eating Huevos Rancheros, but their tacos are good too.
My favorite kind of taco is a pastor off the spit (trompo) with grilled pineapple, BUT, these tofu tacos that we made Taco Talk Episode #30 were pretty darn GREAT.
To recap, our favorite Tofu Tacos in LA so far are....
Las Anitas on Olvera St. (crispy soy taco)
The Calbi Taco Truck (Asian firm tofu taco)
Taco Spot on Colorado (In Eagle Rock - ALL their tacos are pretty light there)
Trejo's Tacos (Mid Wilshire Area at 1048 S. La Brea)
Tacos Tu Madre (Westwood Blvd and 1824 N. Vermont in Los Feliz)
I recommend two kinds of Tofu Tacos. For one kind, you can use the same seasoning as you would for a ground beef taco - use spice packets, fresh jalapeno, canned tomato, chili powder, canned corn, add beans etc. Serve in a crispy shell and garnish with the usual suspects (shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, etc.)
The trick is to not let it get too soupy. Strain a little if you have too so your taco won't sog out.
For the second, I always use an EXTRA FIRM SEASONED TOFU. Healthfood stores are full of options with savory seasonings. You slice it like you would cheese. You don't even need to heat it. Heat your tortilla, get a nice combo bowl of finly shredded stuff (carrots, cabbage, onion, cilantro, beets) and add whatever salsa or cheese (feta?) that you like.
If you have a favorite ginger sesame dressing, this works well drizzled over instead of salsa. Most market sell a good one in the Japanese section.
This mysterious drink has been taunting me. I first heard it mentioned at Cabo Baja Taco Grill and then a few more foodies threw it out there but no one could tell me where to get it, except in Mexico City. Not helpful!!!!
Well, now that I've watched this amazing video on this mysterious beverage I understand why it's impossible to find in LA.
It has about the same alcohol content as beer and is made from the fermented 'honey water' of the Agave plant. The same plant used to make Tequila and Agave Syrup. Such a plant this is! OY.
Even though this movie is in Spanish (it won an Emmy!) you can still get the gist if you don't speak Latin.
Who are these amazing people???? Check out their website. Hire them as caterers. Their food is so good that I bought some frozen, defrosted it, baked it up and WOW. I only tried the chicken balls and the kibbeh but I would love to try more.