Unlike height, telepathy, and the ability to breathe fire, culinary finesse is not a dominant genetic trait. Cultivate culinary craftsmanship with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a tamale-making class at Tarascos Restaurant (a $40 value).
During the hands-on, two-hour tamale making classes, gastronomic guests learn how to skillfully mix masa (dough), fill tamales with succulent chicken, cheese, and veggies, and fold creations so they resemble a Mexican delicacy rather than misshapen Play-Doh. Tarascos’ authentic recipe is easy to make, easy to eat, and easy to fit inside overall bib pockets. Students will finish the class with three tamales they can eat on site or take home to consume later. Classes are held once a week, alternating between Sundays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
ABC7 Los Angeles featured the tamale-making class at Tarascos Restaurant, and Dining in L.A. reviewed the business. More than 80 Yelpers give the restaurant an average of 3.5 stars, and 80% of Urbanspooners like it.
- The service is very friendly and accommodating, the restaurant is clean and well-maintained, the atmosphere is fun, laid back but most importantly the food is very good. – Alex W., Yelp, 4/9/10
- I've returned almost every wekeend [sic] for a year. That's fifty or so trips, because of the basic perfection of this tiny taqueria. – Heather C., Yelp, 1/1/11
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