Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Tacos La Flama

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Tacos La Flama has been on the scene for a few years now having replaced a Campos Famous Burritos. Parking at this mini mall can be hard to come by and luck would have it some jack ass took up two spots with his Range Rover and I was forced to park half way down the block.

Serenity now, serenity now.

I'm quickly becoming a fan of this place though. They even have a butcher at the rear of the restaurant that sells carnes de cesina y chorizo. Cesina is aged beef that tastes similiar to carne asada the major difference being that cesina is much leaner. I bought some cesina a few weeks back and grilled it up and it was excellent.

If tacos aren't your game (then again why would you be reading a taco blog?)try the chicken burrito mojado. It's a shredded chicken burrito topped with enchilada sauce and melted cheese.

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As far as the tacos the asada was disapointing. The beef had a lemon flavor that was so overwhelming I could barely get through the first taco.

The carnitas was a little dry but nothing an extra cup of salsa roja couldn't remedy. But the al pastor was the real show stealer. The pork had a candy like glaze to it with the perfect balance of tenderness and crunch.
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Try the al pastor and cesina but don't be a jack ass and take up two parking spots.

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2404 S Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone (310) 966-9027
$1.25 tacos

12 comments:

  1. Will have to give it a shot.

    Went to Tacos Por Favor on your recommendation yesterday -- you were absolutely correct, the chorizo and cheese tacos were phenomenal. Cannot wait to go back and get them again.

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  2. Foodie Universe7/5/06, 10:19 AM

    Bandini,
    I gave you a shoutout in my latest review.

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  3. I love tacos......and other things.

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  4. how was the tamarindo? not too watered down, i hope! that is my ultimatefavorite "agua" ...followedclosely by jamaica! :)

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  5. tamarindo was excellent! very refreshing.

    not watered down. just right.

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  6. The chicken tacos are the best at Tacos La Flama. They seem to stew the chicken with vegetables which gives it a nice well-rounded flavor. Btw, the soft tacos are $1.00. The hard tacos are $1.25.

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  7. 1) Tacomiendo is a 5/5

    2) Carne asada is no good here, but chik is good and pastor (angels singing) is great. Unfortunately salsa bar is only decent. Acoordingly, prices low.

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  8. i eat here almost every week, in santa monica i have a hard time choosing between la flama and por favor. i think alex may have had the asada on an off day, it's been fantastic a lot more often than just ok in my experience.

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  9. i eat here almost every week, in santa monica i have a hard time choosing between la flama and por favor. i think alex may have had the asada on an off day, it's been fantastic a lot more often than just ok in my experience.

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  10. how was the tamarindo? not too watered down, i hope! that is my ultimatefavorite "agua" ...followedclosely by jamaica! :)

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  11. Will have to give it a shot.

    Went to Tacos Por Favor on your recommendation yesterday -- you were absolutely correct, the chorizo and cheese tacos were phenomenal. Cannot wait to go back and get them again.

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  12. Foodie Universe5/18/11, 9:25 PM

    Bandini,
    I gave you a shoutout in my latest review.

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