17 09 2009

Los Angeles Mission: fresh and authentic Mexican food.
Problem: Too many other restaurants to try
Solution: visit Loteria Grill in the Farmers Market in West Hollywood for a quick lunch

The menu was extensive, the line was long, but we sidled up to the counter for some quick service.

I ordered the Carne deshebrada – Shredded Beef Served with Fresh Guacamole, Salsa Chipotle, and Finely Chopped Onion and Cilantro. Matt ordered the Cochinita Pibil– Pork, Slowly Roasted in Banana Leaf Served with Citrus-Pickled Red Onion and Chile Habanero.  Both were magically delicious. Tender meat, bright fresh accouterments, homemade corn tortillas. The one problem: the circumference of the tacos was about the size of my palm. And they were $3.50 each.

The Agua Frescas (watermelon and strawberry) were like a sweet sorbet dessert made from fresh fruit. Icy icy good. When we go back to L.A., I think I should insist on taking Loteria more seriously. As in, order a full meal on an empty stomach, and probably over-order just so I can try a bit of everything. The food was that good.

(P.S. Please tell me your opinion on this word: accoutrements or accouterments. I like the first spelling but WordPress likes the second spelling.)




One response

18 09 2009

Both are correct, but “accoutrement” is the preferred spelling (generally and for me).

And good job on going to Loteria! 🙂

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