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Highlights from the Rogue 99 ~ Sonoratown

Sonoratown tacos

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]eo Rodriguez grew up in San Luis Río Colorado, a border town in the Mexican state of Sonora, where tacos of exquisitely perfumed mesquite-grilled meat come on chewy flour tortillas as thin as a wedding veil. In 2016, amid a surge of interest in regional Mexican cuisine, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Jen Feltham opened one of L.A.’s most consistently faithful outposts for tacos estilo sonora: Sonoratown, a downtown taqueria modeled off Rodriguez’s hometown favorite, Asadero Campas. Asadero Campas’ owner consulted with Rodriguez and Feltham to help recreate everything from his famous meats (short rib asada, pollo, crispy tripas) to his salsas (a spicy chile de árbol and a cooling avocado sauce made with pureed iceberg lettuce), ensuring that everything there is just as it is at his spot in northern Mexico. Today, all walks of life pour into Sonoratown for affordable tacos, smoky caramelos and pliant chimichangas — todo estilo sonora.

208 E. 8th St., Downtown
(213) 628-3710



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