It’s official. I have a new favorite restaurant in DTLA. It’s the new B.S. Taqueria on 7th Street (in the old Mo Chica space). In case you are wondering the B.S. stands for “Broken Spanish.” I just got back from lunch and I can’t wait to go back again. Let’s start with the atmosphere. The second you arrive, everyone is warm and friendly. You are greeted at the door and handed menus. You order at the counter before seating yourself. The front dining room is bright with an open kitchen, but be sure to check out the back room (see photo below). It has this awesome outdoors feel with painted walls and picnic tables.
Now let’s talk about the food. There is a staff of servers that deliver your food to your table as it is prepared. We started with the Rice and Beans ($5). These are not your typical rice and beans. They are served in a brown paper bag. It’s toasted rice, garbanzos, butter beans, Cotija cheese and Fresno chiles. We also ordered the Cauliflower al Pastor ($10). It was cauliflower mixed with bits of pineapple, cippolini onions and corn tortillas. Both of these dishes were outstanding.
For our main courses we ordered the Chorizo and Papas tacos ($8) and the Clams and Lardo ($10) tacos. You get two tacos per order… and these tacos are delicious.
We loved the food. It’s Mexican but with a very modern twist. The website says it best, “The fare is authentically inauthentic.” We also loved the service. Everyone working here seemed happy to be here. I really can’t tell you how much I enjoyed lunch today! Right now, B.S. Taqueria is only open until 3pm, but according to the manager they will start serving dinner starting next week (April 20th). This restaurant is a creation of Chef Ray Garcia who is also taking over the old Rivera space at 11th and Flower and turning it into a restaurant called Broken Spanish. If B.S. Taqueria is his appetizer, I cannot wait for his main course at Broken Spanish which is expected to open in late Spring.
B.S. Taqueria 514 W. 7th Street (between Grand and Olive Streets) 213.622.3744