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Highlights from the Rogue 99 ~ Salazar

Credit: Jay C via Yelp

[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]alazar could’ve so easily gone the wrong direction, but this pricey, all-outdoor-seating yupster paradise is, somehow, practically perfect. (The loose pebble groundcover and stairs make it hard to access if you’re using crutches or a chair, so demerits on that front.) The restaurant opened with a splash in the hip Frogtown neighborhood with strong cocktails and an Instagram-friendly color scheme, but the owners also remembered to make good food — this is not always a given. Even just two years later it’s hard to remember that simple grilled meats on planks and tacos on flour tortillas were not always a standard part of L.A.’s Mexican food repertoire, but Salazar was part of our recent Sonoran renaissance, where we realized that the answer to “flour or corn?” was not a moral conundrum. If that sort of debate is of no interest to you, you’ll still enjoy Salazar on a sunny day, with guacamole and a colorful cocktail.

2490 Fletcher Dr., Elysian Valley




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