Originally Posted by foodguy
i think the answer is contained in your question, grasshopper.
it got a lot of good press, but it wasn't different enough from rivera. the owner is a guy who doesn't wait around. we'll see if petty cash has different luck (my take was the rent prohibited the kind of pricing structure that would make it work, but maybe walter will have better luck selling upscale tacos ... and in fairness, they've got some baja hotshots who are helping out).
It's good, and I'm not a massive fan of mexican usually, mostly because the product is usually of such a horrific standard and the technique is so poor that I really can't enjoy it. I haven't been to Mexico city so I've not really had good mexican, obviously. But all the spots people take me to that I just HAVE TO TRY have been incredibly pedestrian and if it were right next door to my house I still wouldn't even bother.
None of it is life changing food but I really do enjoy going there. We know what we like and we order lots of it. It's sort of a go when I'm hungry and in WeHo sort of thing. Both Walter and Bill seem to be there 24/7 to try and make it work and it is usually packed. For once, I actually enjoy the service I get in LA. In fact, I'll go as far as to say it has the best service in LA I've had besides Valentino or Rivera/Providence, and this is a very different kind of place.
I like the asada the best. Pig ear nachos I had before at a pop up and they're worth trying, but I'm sort of over the whole animal/a frame fatty/crispy thing.
I will definitely go again when I'm in the mood for some chilled out food.