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Tacos La Paloma ~ Mid-City

6:56 PM PDT on May 18, 2006

La Paloma Side

Venice Blvd. & Clyde Ave.

La Paloma means the dove, an apt name for the diminutive spot "wo-manned" by two adorable mamacitas with a serious command of the grill. The tacos at La Paloma are jam-packed with grilled meats. Seriously jam-packed to the point where it spills all over your plate and you're left needing a tenedor to shovel it all down home.

These fat tacos give the jaw a mean workout in their mo' meatty meattiness. The asada is well grilled, hot but leaving the undoubtable taste of steak permeating the palatte. Some of the meat was fatty, adding to the macular aerobics, but overall the asada is flavorful and semi-juicy enough to be a good taco.

The pastor had more of a curry flavor, instead of leaving us with the grilled-flavor of its source. It was not very tender, but had a squiggly texture that played out nicely in firm, chewy bites. The heap of fresh salsa and lime juice compliments everything well, though I felt the slightly thick tortillas steal a little sunshine from the main ingredients.

Still, La Paloma serves up enough meat in a tiny $1 taco to last you the entire day's construction job. We will return!

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