Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican fare at Tarascos in Silver Lake. Antonio Garcia opened Tarascos in 2008 to share family recipes that have been passed down through generations. The menus, handwritten on chalkboards, list original takes on traditional Mexican fare, such as burritos, enchiladas, and the Nopal (cactus) plate with cooked cactus, fresh veggies, Mexican chorizo, and rice and beans ($7.50). Tarascos also offers ocean-fresh, Mexican-inspired sea fare such as shrimp fajitas ($9), which can be enjoyed on the patio during sunny days or nights with a palpable absence of sweaty ghosts.
Tarascos Mexican Restaurant
At Tarascos, owner Antonio Garcia and his chefs blend the comfortable and familiar with the slightly out of the ordinary. A chalkboard-scrawled menu lists Mexican classics such as enchiladas alongside lesser-known dishes such as huaraches, large, oblong tortillas stacked with charbroiled meats. Plates of barbacoa feature the seasoned beef wrapped in maguey leaves and slow-steamed until tender. Likewise, the tap menu mixes Mexican imports such as Pacifico and Modelo Especial with Tarascos's own home-brewed organic beers.
Patrons can dine inside or outdoors on a beer garden–style patio shaded from weather and warmed with gas heaters. On the patio, Tarascos also regularly holds cooking classes, such as a tamale class that was featured on ABC 7.
3319 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90026Get Directions