Well, finally the weather turned (sort of) cool on one of my regular trips to LA to be Grandma/babysitter while daughter finishes her last undergrad quarter at UCLA...and when cool weather hits, a young grandmother's thoughts (or at least mine) turn to albondigas.....
Was really craving them today. Normally that would mean a trip to Mi India Bonita:
but unfortunately I had a plane to catch at LAX and no time to head east....so finally decided to try the albondigas at Tacomiendo. They've been on the specials board every time I've gone.
Verdict: a near miss.
The good: they were served with both chips and three of the lovely Tacomiendo homemade tortillas. and of course, I could add salsa, chopped onion, cilantro from the salsa bar. Big chunks of tasty carrot and potato. The meatballs themselves weren't bad: nice herb mixture, the right size, but just not quite as flavorful as Mi India Bonita's.... The not so good: the broth was much too tomato-ey for my taste, and somewhat oily.
Cost was $6.95 IIRC.
As I was leaving, I noticed another patron digging into a bowl of cocido: which I hadn't even noticed on the menu. Looked like it was made in the same broth (which I don't find encouraging), but it did have piece of corn on the cob and zuchinni. Wouldn't have minded some of that squash in the albondigas...