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Antequera de Oaxaca -- Thanks, Thi!

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Antequera de Oaxaca -- Thanks, Thi!

DanaB | Dec 11, 2004 01:18 AM

Just wanted to do a quick review, and say thanks for the tip! I've linked Thi's thread from a couple of months ago where he recommended this place. We went there for dinner tonight (decided against Atch Kotch after Eric Archer's and others' negative comments -- thank you for helping me avoid a bad meal!)

It's an unassuming, bare-bones yet cheery little place, with very friendly, if a tad slow, service. I had the memolitas (sp?) con cecina, which were kind of like a gordita/thick tortilla shell, with black beans and crumbled white cheese, slices of a delicious marinade-encrusted roasted pork, and topped with avocado. Really tasty, and filling -- 4 for something like $7.

A friend had the tacos with red mole sauce -- 3 rolled, fried shredded meat tacos (we weren't sure if it was chicken or pork) doused with a lovely red mole. Served with rice. This came in at something like $6.

Another friend had the pollo with mole negro -- really, the red mole is better as the mole negro had a slightly bitter taste, but both were good. Also really affordable, around $7.

The last ordered chicken tacos (not the most adventuresome amongst us) -- simple, three soft chicken tacos, topped with pico de gallo and cilantro. She liked them. Around $5.50.

All in all, a really good find. The red mole and the memolitas were the standouts, although there were other things on the menu that I'd go back to try, including the clayudas, which I saw being served to the other table and which looked very tempting. The total for 4 meals and beverages (we had sodas and horchata (which I didn't taste) -- they don't have beer), including tax, came to $36. We were there around 7 p.m. and there was only one other table with customers -- wonder if they do a good lunch business? The food is good enough that they should be busier on a Friday night!

Restorante Antequera de Oaxaca (5200 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, at the corner of Wilton).

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