Photo by DawnFrostDG
Its almost Valentines Day. A day to celebrate with the one you love, or the one you “really, really like”, or the one you have been trying to make yours for the last year but is still not over her ex etc. If any of these still do not apply, fear not! A taco soothes not only an empty stomach but also an empty heart, I can attest for this.
I now present a list I have gathered of a few Mexican restaurants that will feature live music and/or special menus to help you make her yours…after all, they don’t call us Latin Lovers for nothing eyyy.
La Casita Mexicana (City Of Bell)
Humble chefs Jaime Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu have prepared an exclusive tasting menu just for “El Dia De Los Enamorados” It will be running from 11 AM all the way until 11 PM (the restaurant will be open an hour later than usual just for that day). There will be no live music in attempts to keep it as affordable as possible ($25 + tax per person), but trust me…the food that these two guys prepare is all you will need to win her over. If all else fails, La Casita will be allowing you to bring your own bottle of liquid courage aka Wine.
Here is Dia De San Valentin Menu for La Casita Mexicana:
* CREMA DE CHILE POBLANO
PLATOS FUERTES (Entrees)
* MOLE ALMENDRADO (Almond Base Mole)
* MOLE BLANCO (White Mole)
* CHAMORROS DE RES EN ADOBO DE CHILE GUAJILLO CON FRIJOLES Y SALSA DE CHILE DE ARBOL
(Braised Beef Shank in Chile Guajillo Adobo. Served with Rice, Beans and Chile De Arbol Salsa)
* COHINITA PIBIL (CON SALSA DE CHILE HABANERO Y FRIJOLES NEGROS)
(Roasted Yucatan Style Pork, served with black beans and Habanero Salsa_
* FLAN DE ELOTE (Corn Flan)
* BUÑUELOS BAÑADOS CON CHOCOLATE MEXICANO
* PAPAYA CON LIMON Y CHILE
* JAMAICA CON FRESA
Chef’s Jaime Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu
$25+ Tax Per Person
La Casita Mexicana
4030 East Gage Avenue
Bell, CA 90201-1127
Chef Rocio Camacho will feature a 4 Course prix-fixe menu with a complimentary glass of Champagne. There will be live Bohemia Show and a Live Mariachi for $39 a person. They have a full bar and will be open until 2 AM.
Baked Venison wrapped in puff pastry,
Frutas Del Mar: Little [potato] boat” filled with shrimp, octopus, scallop, romaine heart topped with a Lemon Foam
Platos Fuertes: (choice of 3)
1) Chilean Corvina A La Plancha, Cilantro Rice in a Vino Tinto (Red Wine) Sauce, Beet Chips
2) Chicken “Airplane” (breast with wing attached). Served in a Huazontle herb Sauce, served with white rice tempura vegetables (eggplant, asparagus)
3) Veal Fillet in a Black Mole Sauce. Served with a potato-corn puree and whole cactus heart.
Chocolate Cake with a Cranberry Sauce, served with House Made Rose Petal Ice Cream
Complimentary glass of champagne.
$39.99 A Person
Will be available the through out the Valentines Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
3150 E. Imperial Hwy.
Juan’s Restaurante (Baldwin Park)
Chef Juan Mondaragon will be offering 4 courses (with a choice of one glass of Margarita or glass of wine per diner) for TWO PEOPLE and he is only charging $30, jeez talk about a thrifty Valentine! The night will be made magical by live music. The Mexican [hopeless] romantic classics of choice will be performed by an in-house trio.
House Made Rose Petal Ice Cream For Your Valentine at La Huasteca
Here is the menu:
“Camarones Al Coco”
Shrimp with coconut. Served with a cranberry sauce
Baby Mixed Greens with a mango-chipotle dressing
Plato Fuerte: (Choose any of the following)
“El Amor Sobre La Mesa”
Salmon, Veal, Chicken fillet, Whiskey sauce, spinach-cactus-potatoe puree, asparagus, baby carrots
“Solo en Mi Pensamiento”
Veal Fillet, Cactus Heart, Black Mole sauce
“Amor A La Azteca”
Chicken Breast “a la plancha”, White Rice, Huitlacoche sauce, Assorted Vegetables
Rose Petal Ice Cream
Additional glasses of Wine or Margaritas will be available for $5
$30 For a Full Dinner for two people
House Made Desserts At Juan’s
4291 Maine Avevue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
A Pair Of Tacos At Yxta
Jesse Gomez will open up the doors of Yxta and will feature no fancy-shmancy menus but instead a live performance by a special up and coming artist. The bar is nice too.
Yxta Cocina Mexicana
601 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Guelaguetza will be having live music through out the evening as well.
Barbacoa Plate At Guelaguetza
3014 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
La Serenata De Garibaldi will be featuring a special menu, although I couldn’t get them to release it to me, I am pretty sure it will be good.
La Serenata De Garibaldi
1842 East 1st Street,
So there you have it, no excuses now!
Juan’s Restaurante has increased his price from $30 to $40. But just mention my Taco Valentine’s post and you will still get the original (now) discounted price of $30 for two people.