9/17/2006

El Tepeyac


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Originally uploaded by illewminator.
One of the biggest advantages of living in Los Angeles is, in my view, the ready accessibility of great Mexican food. When you're hungry and just want to get your grub on, Mexican food is THE way to go and El Tepeyac does not disappoint.

Family owned and operated, El Tepeyac is an LA institution that now has two sites: the orignal in East LA, next to Evergreen Cemetery, and the other further east (is it San Gabriel? Rosemead? Montebello? not quite sure... ) on Potrero Grande, across from Resurrection Cemetery (hmm.... what's with the cemetery-adjacent locations??)

On this occasion, having just returned from a trip to Thailand and India, I was jonesing for some good homestyle Mexican grub, so went to the Potrero Grande location. After all the various curries and being semi-veggie, I was so ready for some meat, cheese, beans, and guacamole topped off with a refreshing horchata. As always, the grub was tasty and the portions huge. El Tepeyac is consistent, authentic, and doesn't disappoint. My personal faves include the homemade guacamole and the tacos which are buried in cheese, as you can see in the photo.

If you're *really* hungry, you challenge yourself with the Hollenbeck burrito or the Manny's Special (one -- i forget which one -- is literally the size of a 9x12 casserole pan; the other is half that size) but I don't think I have ever seen one person actually finish one of these monsters.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Hello,
I was looking online for info on El Tepyac (a personal fav of mine!)
and came stumbled across this picture
you posted "IMG_2485.JPG" It looks like a breaded chicken cutlet with pesto pasta? Can you tell me what it actually is and which resteraunt is it from.
Thanks !

7/04/2007 6:06 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Hello,
I was looking online for info on El Tepeyac (a personal fav of mine!)
and came stumbled across this picture
you posted "IMG_2485.JPG" It looks like a breaded chicken cutlet with pesto pasta? Can you tell me what it actually is and which restaurant is it from.
Thanks !

7/04/2007 6:09 PM  

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