After reading Jonathan Gold's review on LA Weekly last week about Metro Balderas in Highland Park, we had to go and try it.
I was particularly looking to try the carnitas. I found exactly what I have been looking for many, many years, the REAL thing. Their carnitas tacos reminded me of the Carnitas Tacos we used to eat at Mercado Hidalgo in Tijuana, and at Carnitas Uruapan.
Not dry, tasteless, or FAT free carnitas here, but pure goodness. Their carnitas tacos are quite big. You can actually make two good size tacos out of one if you want.
We ordered carnitas surtido tacos, they were delicious. The also serve huaraches, which we also tried and they are the best I have eaten in Los Angeles area.
We also ate cheese quesadillas, huge handmade tortilla with plenty of cheese, very good too. I love soups, and when I saw that they had Consome de Pollo (1.99), I ordered that too, it had a deep chicken flavor, with some vegetables, cilantro, and shredded chicken which I was not expecting since consome is usually just the broth and no chicken meat, but anyway it was very good.
They have a salsa bar, and the restaurant was very, very clean. They have en extensive menu, we want to go back and try other things.
Carnitas are only available Saturday and Sunday.
Service was excellent too.
Prices are very reasonable. For 4 tacos de carnitas, 1 huarache, 2 quesadillas, 1 consommé, a Mexican Coca Cola, and 2 medium drinks, we paid less than 30.00.
Authentic México DF food!! Recommended!
5305 N. Figueroa St.
Highland Park CA 90042