Skip to Content

Video: How Tirsa’s Uses Hot Cheetos to Take Sopes to the Next Level ~ Taco Tastes

Flamin’ Hot sope. Photo courtesy of Tirsa’s.

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]t's fitting that the latest video in our L.A. Taco Tastes series highlights chef Tirsa Nevarez to start off March – after all, it is Women's History Month. Nevarez runs the colorful Tirsa's Mexican Café located on Cesar Chavez Avenue right along the Chinatown and DTLA border. There, she makes some very creative takes on Mexican dishes, including sopes and esquites covered in Flamin' Hot Cheetos powder, a chipotle lime chicken, and a massive chile relleno burrito that was recently selected as the one of the 30 best burritos in Los Angeles by our staff.

Video edited by Allison Vanore

More Taco Tastes: 

How El Machete Makes Its Handcrafted Salsas and Hot Sauces ~ L.A. Taco Tastes

East L.A.’s Legendary Smoked Lengua Gets Paired With Mexican Craft Brews in Boyle Heights

My Favorite Taco: We Ate Tacos on the Streets of City Terrace with Carolina Miranda, L.A.’s Preeminent Arts Writer

A’s BBQ: Smoked Meats With Mexican Flavors and the Soul of East L.A.

Birria in The Trunk ~ The Improbable Rise of Teddy’s Red Tacos

Portable BBQ ~ Texas BBQ in Huntington Park has a Two Pound Burrito That’s a Game Changer

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

‘I Wasn’t Prepared For This:’ Placita Olvera’s Iconic El Burro Is Given A 30-Day Eviction Notice Following A Unanimous Vote on Thursday

This Thursday, the Board of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority Commissioners voted to evict La Carreta despite attempts from the family, community, and even the city council to save it. 

July 13, 2024

Downtown L.A.’s First Proudly Queer-Owned Dispensary Is Thriving

The disco ball and neon signs illuminate a wall dedicated to LGBTQIA+ products at Green Qween. Despite the queer community being at the forefront of medical marijuana usage during the HIV and AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s, today, queer representation remains low in the cannabis industry.

July 12, 2024

What To Eat This Weekend In L.A.: Whole Lobster Katsu, Cannabis Omakase, Smoked Brisket Agnolotti, and a Carne Asada Fest Discount

This Saturday, EVERYone is invited to the carne asada. Asada Fest, to be specific. Plus, two new restaurants team up to bring an enticing new menu at Echo Park lake's boathouse restaurant.

July 12, 2024

This Veteran Journalist Wrote a True Crime Book About Gangs Taxing Streets Vendors in MacArthur Park

In his new book "The Rent Collectors: Exploitation, Murder and Redemption in Immigrant L.A." (Astra House, out this month), former Westlake resident Jesse Katz dives into the life of a teenaged member of the Columbia Lil Cycos gang.

July 11, 2024

His Taquería Is Almost At The North Pole, But He Gets His Tortillas From L.A.

This lone taco truck sits in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, a visa-free Island that is home to about 2,900 people from over 50 nationalities located a few hundred miles from the North Pole. The owner is a Swedish taquero who is so obsessed with L.A.-style tacos, that he decided to open the most northernmost taquería in the world.

July 11, 2024
See all posts