For those who love the Mexican stylings of the Santa Barbara institution La Super Rica, we now have a spiritual outpost in Los Angeles. Tinga is the place, and the owner says that his life was changed forever by one meal at La Super Rica, explains Mr Taster. Tinga serves some of the best Mexican food that fooddude37 has ever had. Cochinita pibil tacos are “ridiculously good,” with perfect seasoning and textures. “The flavor has a deep complexity and I noted some char on it, it reminded me of real barbecue from Lockhart, Texas (just not as smoky),” says fooddude37. Short rib tacos are also amazing, with perfectly textured, juicy, full-flavored meat. bsquared2, however, complains of the prices ($4.25 a taco), and calls Tinga “good, but not great.” Tinga [Mid-City] 142 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles No phone available Discuss: LA SUPER RICA inspired joint on La Brea…. anyone tried the new Tinga yet? Tinga on La Brea. Some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had.