You Won’t Believe Where One of the Most Incredible Latin Restaurants in America is Hiding

You Won’t Believe Where One of the Most Incredible Latin Restaurants in America is Hiding

Ready to go deep underground to find the most amazing Latin eats in America? We'll show you the way.

By The Feast Staff
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Going Off the Menu EP 103: I'LL SHOW YOU MINE

Say you’re dying to take a food trip around Latin America, to taste the spectacular regional foods that rarely make it into Stateside restaurants—but you can’t just drop everything and go. What do you instead? You'll have to dig around to find the most authentic—and often undergroundeats in your city, especially if that city happens to be Los Angeles. Chef Russell Jackson says the L.A. area's Latin American food is second only to Mexico City’s. But to find the truly awesome, little-known south-of-the-border foods there, you’ll have to do some serious sleuthing.

That’s where Russell and food documentarian Liza DeGuia come in. The pair, who co-host the new food series Going Off the Menu, are plugged into Southern California’s secret Latin American food spots, from a stunning underground ceviche pop-up in Compton that serves dishes like Spanish octopus with sweet Santa Barbara sea urchin, or Hawaiian kampachi served inside a coconut (pictured above)—to a mind-blowing taqueria in an L.A. tire shop serving a hard-to-find specialty called a chorreada. What is a chorreada exactly? Let’s just say it involves a mesquite grill, incredibly juicy carne asada beef, melted cheese, and glistening tortillas slathered with an ingredient that makes even four-star chefs go mad. What is it? Tune into Going Off the Menu Episode 3 to find out.

Still hungry? Catch up on episodes 1 and 2 on, and tune in for the remaining six episodes on April 25.

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