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Jan 2, 2010 05:43 PM

Tlacoyos, Mexico City Style in LA?

I am looking for real Tlacoyos (filled with either beans, habas or requeson), made with blue corn masa similar to the ones I used to eat in the streets of Mexico City. They were usually topped with nopales or quelites, some queso and green salsa. I am willing to drive anywhere in the city. I have seen many faux versions, but never the real thing..

Any ideas or leads? Here is a picture of what they are supposed to look like:


Thanks in advance!

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  1. There are chilango restaurants all over OC, but none with blue corn masa that I know of. In ELA try Nina's (twitter.com/breedstscene for location and hours) and in OC try El Rincón Chilango or Los Chilangos (former in Santa Ana, latter in Anaheim).

    1. The closest you might get is outside the Alameda Swap Meet. It's been a while for me but I remember several women doing blue corn masa shapes, and nopal was one of the main toppings.

      Tlacoyos are usually smaller than huaraches, but are also made with regular masa as well as blue corn. Don Huarache in North Hollywood serves bean-filled huaraches and top with cactus.

      There are other regional Mexican restaurants around the city from south of Mexico that also do tlacoyos, but they are different than what you're looking for.Maybe check some of the Oaxacan restaurants, as well as other DF style places.