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Hurache (sandal?) for lunch

Just Larry | Dec 8, 200208:15 PM

I finally dropped into Valle de Oxaceno (sp?) on Friday for lunch. Located on Grandview just South of Venice blvd. in Mar Vista. It is a totally bare bones place with cheap prices and some things on the menu that I have not seen before. A sign in the window adveritised Huraches which I knew from the Beach Boys song Surfin USA as sandals. I ordered the Cecina variety (spicy pork). It was fresh griddled masa in the shape and size of a sandal. Topped with lettuce, beans, guacamole and Cecina. Very tasty and only $2.75. I ordered it with Horchata that must have been in a 30 ounce glass. I was full at that point but still wanted to try another item that I don't usually see, Nieves (iced cream). They has about 8 flavors available. I chose the Mango. It was very good, not real creamy or heavy, not overly sweet. It was served in an overflowing glass that I was sure I would never finish, but I did. They also offer Tuna flavor which if my Spanish translation is correct is Prickly Pear. I will be sure to try it next time. They also offer a flavor called Leche (something). Not Tres Leches but possibly Sweet Milk flavor. I asked in my primitive Spanish if it is Hecho Aqui and was told Si. The whold lunch with tax was $7.50 and $3.00 of that was the iced cream. The printer had just dropped off the new menu as I was leaving. They are adding new dishes . I noticed Chapulines in the fridge and when I asked about them they told me they were on the new menu. This is not an ultimate experience but it is certainly worth a visit.

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