Tito's Tacos

titos tacos
Originally uploaded by illewminator.
it's no la taquiza (meaning it's not exactly authentic mexican cuisine), but oh, how i love tito's tacos!!!

to tito's non-enthusiasts, it's hard to explain how the hard shell tacos with shredded beef and cheese (for $.35 extra -- who doesn't get cheese on their taco??!!), the extra-crunchy chips of the kind you have to be careful while eating lest you rip open your gums, and the semi-watery blended tomato salsa can be so highly addictive.

there's not much choice on the menu. you're pretty much restricted to the tacos mentioned above, a burrito filled with either chunks of beef and beans or ALL beef or ALL beans (again, cheese is $.35 extra), tostadas that are pretty much like a flattened taco, with the added benefit of a layer of refried beans serving as the glue to which the toppings stick, tamales (that seem straight out of the Xochitl freezer pack), and enchiladas, which i've only tried once and don't remember as being very spectacular. Sides are the basics: rice, beans, guacamole, and, i think, chili con carne (your guess is as good as mine).

all i can say is that every time i fly back home via LAX, i look forward to stopping at tito's. nothing says i'm home quite like 2 tacos w/ cheese, chips and salsa, and a large root beer (always in a to-go box -- you get more chips that way!).

tito's is located on Washington PLACE (one block north of Washington Blvd.) just west of Sepulveda in Culver City, literally right next to and beneath the 405 fwy).


Blogger NuttinButGlutton said...

Xochitl? I think you mean XLNT tamales.

7/01/2005 10:34 PM  
Blogger grant said...

mmmmmmmm. titos.
my order is 1 all meat burrito + 1 (or maybe two if i'm hungry) taco.
and yes. i don't know what it is about that salsa..but damn. it's also good when mixed /w some of their guacamole.
i could drink that stuff.

the rice is also a very good side order if you have lotsa ppl.

7/04/2005 2:48 PM  
Blogger illewminator said...

Xochitl... XLNT... whatever. i guess i'm confusing frozen tamales with my favorite mexican name (pronounced, of course, like "ecks-o-chittle" -- just like it's spelled).

7/05/2005 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tacos with XO sauce?

7/12/2005 5:40 PM  
Blogger VdV said...

This was our sustenance food during grad school. We would literally save our spare change and then happily walk down to Tito's to enjoy our taco feast (we usually could only afford one each..."extra chips please!")

7/21/2005 10:34 PM  
Blogger JMom said...

I just posted about Titos Tacos and decided to google it, that's how I got here, another Titos addict :-)

8/14/2005 9:56 PM  

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