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  1. first taste
    Oxomoco’s Stylish, Plant-Based Offshoot in GreenpointAt Xilonen, you’ll find a stately parade of vegan tacos, tamales, and quesadillas.
  2. openings
    First Look at Claro, a Oaxacan-Inspired Restaurant in GowanusTwo Union Square Cafe alums focus on goat barbacoa, antojitos, and moles.
  3. restaurant review
    Review: With His Posh New Midtown Empellón, Alex Stupak Means BusinessThe menu at this ambitious outlet includes a variety of creations calculated to appeal to this new, upscale dining terroir, including $125 fajitas.
  4. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Mexican Restaurants in New YorkA multitude of styles and regional specialties have emerged beyond the old hard-shell-taco havens and tamale specialists.
  5. the election
    What Is It Like to Own a Mexican Restaurant in New York Right Now?“There have been moments of panic, especially having a new brick-and-mortar.”
  6. openings
    There’s Another Ambitious, Amazing-Looking Mexican Restaurant Open in New YorkIf you love Cosme, you’ll want to check out Guadalupe Inn.
  7. Coming Soon
    Enrique Olvera Opening Casual Mexican Spot in NohoFingers crossed for duck-carnitas tacos.
  8. Interviews
    Alex Stupak Explains Why He’ll Open His Next Restaurant in Midtown“It’s a risky place because the rents are crazy high.”
  9. The Dish
    Check Out This Cheesy Spin on Chicharrón at Rosie’sMarc Meyer’s riff is less taco and more frico, with lacy shards of baked cheese.
  10. Interviews
    Talking to Bayless and Stupak“We’re starting to see that the population is catching up.”
  11. Openings
    What To Eat At Petty Cash Taqueria, Open Tonight On BeverlyHow does a gourmet taqueria fit into a town used to paying one to two dollars for their favorite food?
  12. Taco Town
    Walter Manzke And Tacos Kokopelli Handling Petty CashExpect pig ear nachos, pork ceviche, and cricket tacos at West Hollywood’s collaborative new taqueria.
  13. Truckin’
    Ricky’s Fish Tacos Going Trucking?Following his forced removal, Ricky Piña is serving on weekends in Chinatown, but may soon hit the city at large.
  14. Leftovers
    Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Serving At Rock & Brews Tomorrow; Adam TihanyThe KISS stars will wait on wounded warriors and veterans in Torrance.
  15. Video Feeds
    Check Out a Clip Of Viva Mezcal, Screening at Guelaguteza Alongside ChefThe Oaxacan chef behind El Origen will prepare antojitos for the crowd.
  16. Taco Town
    Jonathan Gold Takes On Thirteen TacosInteresting under-the-radar inclusions help extend one’s adventures through Taco Town.
  17. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Masterchef’s Adrien Nieto Cooking Baja Cuisine at This Is Not A Pop-Up,Sea scallop ceviche and saffron crab tostadas win over stale chips and watery salsa any day.
  18. Taco Town
    Ricardo Diaz Planning Colonia Taco LoungeThe owner recently split with Guisado’s and closed his ceviche bar for a new project.
  19. Openings
    Tinga Tacos Joins Downtown Santa Monica’s Vastly Improving Mexican RestaurantThe opening marks the fifth solid Mexican option to spring up between Ocean Avenue and 26th Street in the last year.
  20. Grub Guide
    Five Places to Go Loco on Taco TuesdayHere are some weekly taco deals well worth considering.
  21. Closings
    Ricardo Diaz Shutters Dorado’s Ceviche BarThe Cook’s Tortas and Bizarra Captial owner explains that he’s cleaning house for a new concept.
  22. Art Bites
    Guelaguetza Gets InkedTonight the city’s seminal Oaxacan restaurant will hold a party showing more work from Colectivo LaPiztola.
  23. Interviews
    From Teamster to Taquero: Q&A With Guerrilla Tacos’ Wes AvilaThe Pico-Rivera local tells us a brick-and-mortar might be around the bend.
  24. R.I.P.
    El Tepeyac Owner Manuel Rojas Gone But Not ForgottenThe owner created some of the burrito stand’s most massive creations, including the famous Hollenbeck Burrito.
  25. Openings
    Supper Liberation Front Chefs Open a Santa Monica TaqueriaTacos Punta Cabra is a straight-forward Baja-style fish and mariscos spot.
  26. The Chain Gang
    Chipotle Opening Tomorrow At Crenshaw PlazaThe chain is even offering a contest that will award/punish guests with a month of free burritos.
  27. Taco Town
    Mariscos Jalisco Starts Serving Downtown in New Truck TodayRaul Ortega brings his beloved tacos dorados to the Fashion District.
  28. Booze News
    Bar Amá Introduces Downtown to BacanoraJosef Centeno’s Tex-Mex cantina is earning credit for bringing attention to lesser-known agave-based spirits.
  29. Openings
    Former Little Joy Bartender Opening Gloria’s KitchenGloria Ramirez is planning a menu with both Mexican and Salvadoran dishes right next to her old employer.
  30. Coming Soon
    Cacao Mexicatessen’s New Wine and Beer Bar Slated For February DebutAndrew Lujan’s new space will only feature Mexican wines and craft beer.
  31. Let’s Do Lunch
    Lunch is Served at Bar AmáYou’ll find Josef Centeno’s menu served in the middle of the day now.
  32. Chef Shuffles
    Rocio Camacho Splits With Bell Location of Mole del DiosesThe heavily-praised mole chef is now found solely in Sun Valley, though her name is still being used in Bell.
  33. Leftovers
    Sushi Zo Coming Downtown; John Sedlar Seeking Patrons for Museum TamalA tier of donation levels ranges from “Bell Peppers” to “Habaneros.”
  34. Openings
    La Monarca Flutters Over to PasadenaThe fourth location of the premium panaderia is also selling savory sandwiches.
  35. Taste Taste
    A Look Into Josef Centeno’s Menu at Bar AmáFive days in and Josef Centeno’s tribute to Tex-Mex home-cooking is slammed.
  36. Menus
    John Sedlar Launches Mexi-China Menu at PlayaDishes include Mao’s maize cakes and pork pibil potstickers.
  37. Openings
    Fermented Fruit, Frito Pie, Fajitas, and Roast Goat at Josef Centeno’s Bar Amá,The Baco Mercat chef takes on the comfort cooking of his Southwesten childhood.
  38. Taco Town
    Street Gourmet L.A. Confronts Blog’s Confounding ‘Best Mex’ ListNot only is it in bad taste, it’s “inaccurate.”
  39. Taco Town
    House of Tacos Opens in Hollywood, Offers Two-For-One to NewbiesThe opening comes at the loss of L.A.’s only Transylvanian destination.
  40. Foodievents
    Who’s Coming to Taste of Mexico, Friday November 30 in DowntownThe event is growing bigger this year with the addition of several new restaurants.
  41. Empire Building
    Hugo’s Tacos Opening in Woodland HillsThis marks the third location of the Hugo’s-bred business.
  42. Empire Building
    Red O Bound For Orange CThe Rick Bayless-involved restaurant will open next year in Newport Beach.
  43. Foodievents
    Tinga Honors Campanile With ‘Quesadilla Thursdays’The weekly event will feature pastrami-dillas and a BMQ.
  44. Truckin’
    Katsuji Tanabe Launching The MexiKosher TruckThe Kosher Mexican restaurant’s full menu is coming on-board.
  45. Taco Town
    Suzanne Tracht Planning a Taco Party, Next Thursday at JarAnother glamorous destination falls victim to the charms of a handsome taco.
  46. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Go Bragh at Tom Bergin’s; Bill Esparza Explores Little“What you’re competing against consists mostly of faded memories of bad steam-table food,” the critic says of Brandon Boudet’s Irish eats.
  47. Foodievents
    Mercado La Paloma Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, Sunday in DowntownLearn how to make sugar skulls and find traditional holiday food from market vendors.
  48. Closings
    22-Year-Old La Esquinita Closing Sunday in Echo ParkThe landlord refuses to renew the restaurant’s lease.
  49. Chef Shuffles
    Former Dos Caminos Chef Scott Linquist Back at Border GrillAfter leaving Mucho Ultima after a few months, the chef comes back to a company he worked for almost 20 years ago.
  50. Coming Up
    First Look at Bar Bruno Taqueria’s Food and SpaceScope out the upcoming Carroll Gardens spot.
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