Here's the scene: It's a summer day in L.A., you're shopping with your girls, and the sun is shining bright. While it sounds like dream, the truth is, you're totally parched and sweating like a piggy on a spit. Solution? Cool off with some bites and margaritas at Pink Taco, and keep the fiesta fuerte.
Tucked away in Westfield Century Century City Mall, Pink Taco is the perfect place to get your pre-siesta on. A bar and restaurant with funky tongue-in-cheek decor (chrome hubcaps, low rider bikes, car hoods, and Virgin Marys, anyone?), it keeps the atmosphere light and the food at four stars.
Grab a seat and take a ride with the Pink Cadillac ($12 glass/$46 pitcher), the classic Pink Taco Margarita gussied up with Sausa Hornitos and Grand Marnier, as you munch on the restaurant's famously thick chips and Holy Guacamole ($8.95). Next, share a Pink Taco Platter ($24.95), chock full of chicken and carne asada skewers, cheese quesadillas, corn tamales, hand battered rock shrimp, and slow roasted ribs (Díos mio!), before digging into a sumptuous entrée.
To experience the namesake in action, check out the Pink Tacos: Corn tortillas topped with pinto beans, arbor salsa, grilled chicken, pickled pink onions, and avocado ($12.95), or live it up with the Sabana de Pollo, a platter of thinly cut chicken breast topped with pinto beans, melted cheese, chimichurri sauce, grilled onions, pico de gall, and roasted serrano peppers ($15.95).
Want something lighter? Try the Simply Grilled Market Fish (market price; ask for the day's selections), or the Ensalada de Camerones, which pairs pan seared achiote-marinated shrimp with mixed greens, shaved red onions, sliced pears, roasted cherry tomatoes, avocado, bleu cheese, hazelnuts, and champagne vinaigrette ($13.95). Add on a Raspberry Mojito for good measure ($9), and the fiesta is complete.
Good times ahead? We Pink-y swear.