Don Felix: Why I Appreciate Chowhound
- PaulF Jan 22, 2007 06:14 PM
I would never have stopped in Don Felix for tacos if I hadn't read about it on this website.
It's nothing much to look at and the parking isn't great. And in my 'hood, there are so many other places to eat a taco, I might have stuck with the tried and true.
But I gave it a try and am really glad I did.
Excellent soft tacos. We had asada, pollo, and carnitas in various incarnations with the hot and mild salsa. We had one fish taco, too, but I didn't taste it.
Tacos are only a buck and a quarter, too. And you can grab a beer with them, ice cold. And the salsa on the side was as good as any I've ever had. I was practically sipping the stuff out of the little plastic cups.
My son also had this quesadilla like thing with jamon and queso and other things in it.
I will say this: If Tacomiendo has one thing going for it versus other tacos (like the ones at Don Felix) it's the fresh corn tortilla. Most places use the commercial kind, so it's tough to ding a place that does. But Tacomiendo uses them and it really motivates me to eat there ... that and I live around the corner.
But Don Felix is top notch and I plan to continue to explore the menu and try more tacos there.
I often buy the marinated chicken (I like to have it sliced thinner) and meat (they are most certain to say it is not steak) and precooked carnitas, come home and grill the uncooked, heat up the carnitas in a very hot skillet, warm up tortillas, and well the usual drill, I buy it all there... I recreate at home for my family, and out of town family. All is great. And while there making my purchases, who can resist a few fresh tacos? A great find, that somebody told me about in a market line...how lucky was I? I even was reading a NYC food blog and someone mentioned Don Felix...I was hanging in NYC at the time. It is very good, indeed!
glad you ventured in. don felix is my go to spot for delicious al pastor and asada tacos. mmmm!
The only Don Felix I know is the Peruvian restaurant at Virgil and Fountain. Is this what you mean?
Nope it is on the Mar Vista/Culver City line down the street from Titos Tacos
Don Felix Meat Market
3985 1/2 Sawtelle Blvd at Washington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Glad you finally had the chance to try Don Felix Paul. How about that habanero salsa! Wow. The place isn't much for atmospher but the tacos y burritos!!! yummmmm