You're probably saying, that guy looks familiar...
Could it be Danny Trejo?
You might remember him from his character, Machete.
Interesting note, we both grew up in Echo Park.
Regardless, he and 2 other partners opened
Trejo's Tacos on La Brea to positive reviews.
One thing about Trejo's Tacos, there's something
for everyone, including vegan and soy tacos.
I've attempted twice to stop at the La Brea location,
but the lines were so long, I ended up at their neighbors'
BUT, this new place in Hollywood
is their Cantina.
Same great tacos at
Trejo's Cantina tho.
they also have...
Over 30 California Craft Beers on Tap
I was invited to a private
beer pairing at Trejo's Cantina
and Finally got to sample their
famous tacos with some
California craft beer.
See What Jay Eats...
with Haas avocados, onion, Serrano chilies,
lime, and pistachios.
Served with chips
From what we were told,
it's Danny Trejo's recipe.
There was a nice kick with the
Serrano chilies and crunch
with the pistachios.
Blackened Salmon Taco
with white corn, cherry tomato, slaw,
orange cream and cilantro.
(one taco per order)
With Beer Master Ryan
was kind enough to serve us their
Taco Tuesday sampler
so we could try a wider selection
of their famous tacos.
Along with some of their California
craft beers on tap.
My favorite beer of the evening,
the Celebration Ale
from Sierra Nevada.
The Rainbow Cauliflower
with corn, cashew cream, pickled onion,
and micro cilantro.
This taco is vegan
and was the surprise of the evening.
Yup, it was that good.
a beer battered yellow chili
with corn, shallots, garlic, cashew cream,
pico de gallo, and micro cilantro.
Another vegan item.
It was a yellow chili,
but still had a bite to it.
Loved the art work on the walls,
they light up at night.
Tacos and Beer,
do I need to say anything more???
What if I don't drink beer?
asks an audience member...
Don't worry, Beer Master Ryan
has you taken care of...
Date Sweetened Horchata
with toasted organic rice, almond milk,
This horchata is sweet without
being sweet, due to the dates.
This is something I'd order again.
Save Room for Dessert!
Ice Cream Sandwich
Chocolate Hazelnut Bar
They put together a nice
dessert plate for us.
Who doesn't like ice cream???
Thanks Trejo's Cantina,
I now have some favorites
I'll be back for Tacos!
1556 N Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Beer Master Ryan
NOTE: I was an invited guest of Trejo's Cantina.
I thank them for the invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.
Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide