Looking into MexiCali Taco & Co., Grand-Opening in Downtown Next Wednesday

MexiCali's new digs Photo: DarinDines

MexiCali Taco & Co., the locally-loved, Baja-bred tacodores who gained a nice-sized following while working a smoky parking lot west of Downtown in the last couple of years, have moved above-ground, setting up a stable, lawful brick-and-mortar that opened its Downtown doors last night for a soft-opening, to be followed by the grand debut a week from today, on February 15th. The unstoppable DarinDines takes a peek into MexiCali’s new digs and finds a few new menu additions and a slightly higher pricing scheme, which L.A. can, no doubt, accept if they provide MexiCali with a permanent roost.

MexiCali's new digs Photo: DarinDines

The team’s zupermans, cachetadas, vampiros, and stacked salsa bar are in place, while new surprises include the offering of fried egg on each and every item, along with chorizo-laden nachos, Cantonese-Baja-blended peppers, and a barley horchata. Flour tortillas are also available for carne asada addicts, despite the mocking they endured at J. Gold’s pen in a column today. So far, it thankfully sounds like the same old MexiCali spirit has survived the transition, playing with a few new inspirations in a sanctuary it can finally call its own.

MexiCali Taco & Co., 702 N. Figueroa St. Downtown. 213-613-0416.

Mexicali Taco & Co. (Los Angeles, CA) [DarinDines]