{updated} Escuela Taqueria – Schooled

Escuela Taqueria - Pork belly Tacos

In LA, to eat fancy fusion food from a professionally trained chef, you stand on a dirty street corner with a fistful of flimsy paper napkins and a plastic spork.

To eat “authentic” street food, you sit down at a table in restaurant with a fork and knife…

Escuela Taqueria serves no alcohol. They have no website. When we went for lunch, they were out of fish tacos and tamales.

And yet I quite loved sitting at the sheet metal-topped tables under a ceiling of chairs, eating “street” tacos served in paper trays, with a fork on pretty blue and white plates.

Fish Tacos

Escuela Taqueria - fish tacos

Carnitas (Pork) Tacos

Escuela Taqueria - carnitas tacos

Tamale (chicken)

Escuela Taqueria - tamale

Grilled Corn

Escuela Taqueria - grilled corn

Chicken Tacos

achiote lime marinade, onion, and cilantro $6
Escuela Taqueria - Chicken Tacos

Pork Chuletas Tacos

Grilled pork chops with avocado and sea salt $6
Escuela Taqueria - pork chuletas tacos

Chips and Salsa

If you’re on a diet, at least you won’t overdose on chips and salsa. They chips were chewy (underdone?).
Escuela Taqueria - chips and salsa

Tables

Escuela Taqueria - tables

Decor: Chairs on Ceiling

Escuela Taqueria - chairs on ceiling

Decor: Birds

Escuela Taqueria - interior

Escuela Taqueria Front

Escuela Taqueria - front

Escuela Taqueria
308 N Stanley Ave (just north of Beverly Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.939.8226

{lunch with James R, Wednesday January 18, 2012, updated with lunch with Le Ben Thursday February 9, 2012}

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