West Hollywood: Mini Burritos at Petite Taqueria
I’ve been spending a lot of time in West Hollywood lately. I recently checked out Petite Taqueria for their regular menu after sampling the fabulous chef’s table called Ainoko. Petite Taqueria is part of the same restaurant and bar group that owns The Nice Guy down the street. When I first went to the Nice Guy, I was so surprised how good the food was. It turns out the chef then was John-Carlos Kuramoto. And now after spending some time private cheffing, he’s back with H.Wood Group. Chef Kuramoto is Mexican and Japanese and he learned how to cook from his grandmothers.
Petite Taqueria’s menu is more Mexican while Ainoko is a blend of both his heritages (Ainoko’s post is coming soon!).
We started out with a couple of drinks. I had the Still Single, a whiskey drink that was very pretty with the Peychaud’s bitters. My friend had the skinny margarita which she declared very good.
Still Single– Gentleman Jack whiskey, Fuji apple sake, St. Germain, dry vermouth, Peychaud’s bitters
Skinny Margarita– Casa Dragones silver tequila, cucumber, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera water, agave, lime
We can’t have Mexican food without guac, right? This is a nice creamy version though I prefer no tomatoes in my guacamole.
For a starter, we had the green campechana, a green seafood cocktail. There were plenty of tender octopus. I liked that it was served simply on a plate and not molded into a glass.
I picked out three tacos for myself including the fish, birria and carne asada. My friend had the chicken tinga taco and the mini bean and cheese burritos shown above.
I liked the fish taco quite a bit but also wasn’t disappointed with the tender carne asada. I had one of the mini burritos as well. It’s really tasty and I am pleased with their vegetarian options. Apparently the veggie taco is also very popular here.
Service is very friendly at Petite Taqueria which is funny considering the WeHo and celebrity crowd that frequents their sister club next door, Poppy.
I’ll be back for the food though!
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