I want to put together a little taste test of some of Southern California's best capirotada. Does anyone have one that they particularly love?
My grandmother loves the stuff, and everywhere we go she lists off all the things that are missing from the particular one she's eating. I guess for her, the more stuff that's in it, the better.
I've only eaten a few versions of capirotada, so I'm just letting you know my point of reference is hardly expansive. The only version I've had I was impressed with was the version at Taqueria Los Anaya on Adams. You can have it topped either with a carmel sauce or Mexican crema. I was just in Angel Maid Bakery on Centinela a few days ago and they had what they called bread pudding in the display case, but I didn't buy it so I'm just tossing it out there.
La Casita Mexicana in Bell makes a capirotada that is amazing, though this year they're only making it on Friday. Of the few that I've tried, it's by far the best.
Of course, nearly everything there is great as well. I think this Friday may be the last time they are making it, as it's Lent-only.