HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Discussion

Taqueria Chihuahua On Venice Blvd. Now Open!

They have colorful streamers on the outside and I saw a steady stream of people coming in and out of the place today. I hope to try it sometime this week, but if anyone wants to post a review, I'm anxious to hear if it's like it used to be.

12034 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066
1 and 1/2 blocks East of Centinela

Moose

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Ooh, I'm a newcomer to LA. This right on my route home from the office. What's the deal with it?

    1. The deal with Taqueria Chihuahua is that it used to be on Olympic & 20th, but lost their lease, as Sony took over the property. They closed around the middle of last year, and took forever to open in the new location. What's unusual about the place is they had both good regular standard Mexican fare, along with very respectable taqueria food. Great nachos, crunchy tacos, red chile burritos, AND good carne asada, carnitas, & al pastor tacos and burritos. I'm hoping the reincarnation will be just the same, but will find out for sure when I actually give it a try. If it's the same as it used to be, you will most likely enjoy it a great deal. Bandini gave it a good review on his most excellent taco blog:

      http://tacohunt.blogspot.com/2006/04/...

      Moose

      1. Can never never have too many good restaurant choices, especially when it comes to Mexican. Are we lucky here in LA, or what?

        1. Exxxxxcellent... It's on our bike path to the Farmers market, so we'll have to check out soon! :)

          --Dommy!

          1. checked it out today.

            the only thing the new place has in common with the old place is the name.

            the menu is very condensed. Only burritos, tacos, tortas, and quesadillas.

            no red chile burrito..or bean and cheese burrito or combination plates. No nachos

            it's not the same restaurant.

            I had 3 tacos, my friend had a carnitas burrito.

            the tacos are 1.29 each and small. 3 tacos came to 4.20 . At the old place you could get a 3 taco combination with rice and beans for the same price and often they would have specials where that same combo with a drink was 4.95

            I did like the carne asada and carnitas though and my friend liked his carnitas burrito. But if you're looking for the old taqueria chihuahua menu you wont find it.

            3 Replies
            1. re: Bandini

              I plan on giving it a try today, and will report back, although it appears that the "new" place is nothing like the old...

              Moose

              1. re: Bandini

                Hmmm!! Thanks for taking one for the team Bandini! :)

                --Dommy!

                1. re: Bandini

                  I think my heart stopped when I read "No nachos"
                  I LOVED the nachos at Taq Chihuahua. flavorful carne asada, chunky guacamole, gooey cheese.... my boyfriend I probably had those nachos at least twice a week for two years. we used to share a plateful and marvel at how lucky we were to be able to indulge in such a delicious, simple plate of happiness. no nachos.... I don't know how I'll break the news to him.