Guelaguetza – Oaxacan Food in Los Angeles, Ca

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Mostly when you think of Mexican food, your mind jumps to tacos, burritos, guacamole, and quesadillas. But there is a whole cuisine completely separate from this style of food. Well mostly. Oaxacan (pronounced Wa-Hawk-an) cuisine is where the mole comes from, if you’ve ever had chicken mole, or Mole Poblano, you’ve had, at the very least, Oaxacan inspired dishes. Another big thing, is the Mexican style pizza, Tlayudas. The sauce is often made from ground up spices and, sometimes, bugs. Yes bugs. Sorry there is no photo of the Tlayudas – I had to make some choices based on budget so I went with a more traditional cactus dish and the fried grasshoppers appetizer. I liked the grasshopper dish served with oaxacan string cheese but the cactus dish was a little less than to be desired. I found the grasshopper dish colorful and pretty. The most amazing thing is the tortilla chips served with mole. Amazing!

Guelaguetza
3014 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 427-0608


Guelaguetza Restaurant
Tortilla Chips with Mole

Guelaguetza Restaurant
Fried Grasshoppers with Tomato, onion, avocado and Oaxacan string cheese

Guelaguetza Restaurant
Fried Grasshoppers with Tomato, onion, avocado and Oaxacan string cheese

Guelaguetza Restaurant
Grilled cactus topped with grilled beef sautéed with onions, tomato, bell peppers, and covered with melted Oaxacan string cheese.

Guelaguetza Restaurant
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