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

7:04 AM PST on March 5, 2019

    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

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