ernie's taco house
many many mnay years ago(late 80's) i seem to remember enjoying a truly delicous fresh tasty all veggie taco at a place called ernie's taco house somewhere in the valley? cheap and cheerful and tasty...not being local, thp a steady business visitor....i plead ignorance...is ernie's still there? if yes, still good? ... many thanks first loves like this always stay with you....
I live down the street from Ernie's Jr., which is on Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock. They serve reasonably good Mexican food, nothing to get too excited about but since its so close I eat there alot. Last week my wife and I happened to be hungry and in North Hollywood, so we went into the original Ernie's on Lankershim. Man, what a difference! The Lankershim location has a great menu with a wide variety of mexican dishes (I had a potato taco). They serve both red and green salsa, both of which tast fresh and are quite hot (Ernie's Jr's salsa seems to be out of a jar). The most interesting thing to me was the Guacamole, which was in texture somewhere between Guacamole and that liquid green avacado sauce that some places serve with taquitos. It had an unusual taste, I wanna say kinda melon-y. I could see where it would be a very refreshing treat on a hot summer day. Points for atmosphere too, lots of dimly lit booths with photos of old Mexico on the wall.