Restaurants & Bars

Los Angeles Area Mexican

El Indio Mexicano Report


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars 3

El Indio Mexicano Report

TomSwift | May 2, 2003 03:42 PM

Based on an offhand mention on this board, I tried El Indio (Roscoe just west of Balboa) last Saturday. Went back on Sunday, and just had lunch there today. While the decor scores a -10 (picnic tables outside and a dreary room inside), the food was pretty darn good. And, it's open 24/7! The Carne Asada burritos ($3.35) are wonderful, with small crispy chunks of beef on two visits and larger, not crispy hunks on 1 visit. The burritos with "everything" have beans, cheese, onions, guacamole and salsa. There is a salsa verde on the side. The heat of the salsas has varied from pleasant but not very hot to pleasant and very hot. The Machaca burrito was, I thought, superior to the Carne Asada twice and inferior once. The Machaca was very crispy. The soft Carne Asada taco ($1.40) with cilantro and salsa was moist and very flavorful (it's a different salsa from the burritos). Their guacamole leaves a LOT to be desired. It's a pale green avacado sauce, just like you'd get on taquitos. Little avacado flavor and pretty soupy. They have a wide selection of meats: carnitas, machaca, bruche, milanesa, pastor, lengua, carne asada, pollo and chorizo. As with most places, I think that the quality of your burrito depends on who is assembling it. I'll definately be back to try their breakfasts (chorizo & eggs and a machaca & eggs burrito).

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound