Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tito's Tacos

Tito's Tacos has provided their loyal customers with appetizing Mexican food prepared fresh daily from treasured top secret recipes since 1959.  Everything is made fresh to order, so be prepared to wait in a long line, but is definitely worth it!  With a simple straight forward menu of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tostadas as well as classic sides likes refried beans and rice, you will satisfy your Mexican craving with money to spare.

We just spent all morning with Lucinda & James at the USC Homecoming festivities (Go Trojans - Fight On!) and were starving by the time the football game ended.  James knew of this authentic no frills taco place nearby in Culver City called Tito's and took us there right away.  A line sprinkled with other SC fans crowded the outside take-away windows as well as inside the dining room.  Lucinda and I claimed a table while the guys waited in line to order.  Keith soon came back with a bean & cheese enchilada for me, proclaiming that they had run out of chicken and thus this was really the only other option for me.  No problem - I ate the whole thing loaded with gooey cheese and a thick flavorful red Enchilada sauce.  I may have even eaten half of a second one before forfeiting my plastic fork. 

Keith (and Lucinda & James) enjoyed the traditional Tito's Taco - a beef taco with cheese and lettuce.  Simple, crunchy, and satisfying.  They also ate a beef burrito that was heavy and dense made with stewed chili con carne beef.  The large sides of refried beans, rice, and chips with salsa were left half uneaten since the burrito was so filling.  Nevertheless, we had plenty of leftovers to pack up a box for Lucinda & James to take home for the kids (or other scavenging family members - ahem - not naming anyone - Nessa - ahem.)  Tito's Tacos is a great "Los Angeles" taco place more popular with locals than tourists, and we were happy our dear friends shared this hidden gem with us.

Total Rating: 3.73
Food: 3.5, Price: 5, Service: 3, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 4

What I ate:
Bean & Cheese Enchilada
wrapped in a corn tortilla and drenched in red Enchilada sauce

Plus Keith ate:
Tito's Taco with Cheese
shredded beef, grated cheddar, and sliced Iceberg lettuce in a fresh corn tortilla shell

All Beef Burrito
slow cooked chili con carne wrapped in a flour tortilla

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