Friday, April 15, 2011

Where to Eat: Mulitas @ La Taquiza

When I dotingly reminisce about my college experience, many fond memories come to mind…tailgating at 8 in the morning, rowdy frat parties, last-minute all-nighters in the library…mulitas


I’m sure we can all rattle off 500 joints that serve hearty, authentic Mexican food. But there’s only ONE place in the city that makes a mean mulita, and that would be La Taquiza, the Mexican fast food restaurant near the University of Southern California campus.

So what is a mulita?

It’s not a taco, not an enchilada, not a quesadilla.

Aside from being only my most favorite, most craved snack in the world, it’s basically two small, flat corn tortillas filled with a sprinkle of cheese, fresh guacamole and grilled meat (chicken, shrimp or beef), tossed for a few seconds on a lightly oiled grill. The cheese isn’t completely melted as it is in a quesadilla, and the tortilla itself isn’t crispy – it’s slightly toasted. My personal favorites are the chicken and the shrimp; the tender chicken is marinated so well and the shrimp is so juicy and succulent. You can never ever go wrong with these two options. And definitely add a few condiments to spice it up – a few onions here, some freshly squeezed lemon juice there, and don’t forget about those zesty, spicy carrots.

In addition to being the “home of the mulita,” La Taquiza serves a plethora of other Mexican cuisine favorites, from an enormous platter of nachos to massive wet burritos and tasty tacos. I highly recommend coming here whenever you’re in the USC neighborhood, before or after heading to a nearby sports game or a night out in downtown.

See you there soon!

For more information:
La Taquiza
3009 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

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