Like most modern conflicts, the rivalry between soft and hard tacos will not end until one side gets eaten by a bear. Broker a culinary truce with today’s Groupon for Mexican fare at Tarascos in Silver Lake. Choose between the following options:
- For $11, you get breakfast for two, served all day (up to a $25 total value). Breakfasts include:
- Two breakfast entrees (up to an $8.50 value each)
- Two drinks, including beer (up to a $4 value each)<p>
- For $15, you get a meal for two (up to a $31 value). Meals include:
- Two flautas, enchiladas, tacos, or burrito entrees (up to an $8.50 value each)
- Chips and salsa (a $6 value)
- Two drinks, including beer (up to a $4 value each)
Under the guidance of owner Antonio Garcia, Tarascos’ chefs recreate familial recipes on a menu lined with authentic regional delights. Fiery huevos rancheros and fluffy veggie omelets levitate from frying pans and onto plates, where they mystify mouths when paired with the crisp dazzle of a lime-laden Tecate or cool glass of horchata. Though tossing a burrito mojado across the dining room like a football is frowned upon, peeling open its melted jack exterior to devour fresh guacamole, black beans, and charbroiled meats is frequently celebrated with a touchdown dance. Crispy flautas mask their chicken cores beneath layers of lettuce, cheese, and sour cream, and fresh-fried piles of chips and salsa add a snap to shared meals. Tarascos’ bartenders burst bottle tops off Victoria, Negra Modelo, and Pacifico brews ($4) near the backdrop of a chalkboard menu cleaned daily by tardy servers.
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.