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Jan 25, 2007 08:18 AM

La Super Rica type rest. in la/oc

I really enjoy La Super Rica. Are there any similar type rest. in la/oc? I love the food and the laid back ambiance.

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  1. Oh, I wish there were one, but nothing comes close, especially considering the tortillas they serve you are no more than 5 minutes old.

    If they opened up a location 3 times the size in a good LA location, the lines would be worse than the original location!


    1. OK, I have to say, I don't get the La Super Rica fanaticism -- it's a good taqueria with fresh tortillas, but that's available all over LA. I mean, even my grocery store makes great tacos with fresh, less-than-five-minutes-old tortillas.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        I also have great taquerias near my house, los cotijas, Q-tortas, taqueria de anda to name a few. I would not consider myself a super rica fanatic, though I do think they have some very unique dishes with wonderful flavors. Again my question was in reference to a similar style rest., not a great taqueria.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          the thing is das, and let me say in'm not really a super rica fan, but the cheese and peppers combo (whether poblano or some other chiles) you can't really get anywhere else.

          the rajas tacos, the cheese and whole cut up chile dish, and the veggie tamales with the cream sauce (which fans may compare to a Mexican-ized version of a French souffle).

          the tacos here, the meat tacos, are horrible, dryed out, and tasteless. oh, and the guacamole is really good.

          in my opinion, the real gem along milpas is Taqueria El Bajio.

          for LA, someone mention a joint in the Eagle Rock area, that might do similar goods, Colubmo's ????

            1. re: kevin

              You can definitely get the cheese and peppers combo in LA -- La Cabanita in Montrose has great rajas, and they have other such combos. Not exactly a taqueria, though.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                I still stand by Yuca's and their incredible cochinita pibil as having the right "feel" as LSR. While their menu is not as vast as LSR, what they do have tends to send the right messages to all my "buds".

          1. Probably as close as you are going to come to LSR in terms of feel and food is Yuca's on Hillhurst:

            1. I must say that I have to agree to some extent. We've come a long way since Julia Child thrust that little taco stop onto the foodie map. I still try to grab a quick bite there whenever I go to S.B. but for L.A. there are many here more familiar than I with what's available and where but some personal favorites include El Taurino Market at 11th and Hoover (24 hr.), a number of places in the Culver City area especially around Inglewood Ave. and Culver Blvd. like Taco Miendo, and the market across the street from it, and, yes, Border Grill in Santa Monica. Happy hunting.

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              1. re: cvc

                Tacomiendo is probably not quite in the class of La Super Rica, but it's excellent. Border Grill, however, should not even be in teh same sentence as La Super Rica.

                Different type of food, but I think Tacos Baja Ensenada is akin to La Super Rica.

              2. Loteria Grill at the Farmer's Market (3rd and Fairfax). Don't forget to have your parking ticket stamped.