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Hipsters in the Barrio

Hipsters in the Barrio

So you wanna be a hipster, huh?

Well saddle up guys, because it turns out that not only are your Tio Pancho’s mustache and free t-shirts so ‘ironic,’ the hipsters are also invading the barrio.

So drop those vowels, cut words shorts at whim, and wipe your Clark Kent glasses and let’s visit the places that the Latino character uses to take the White character in the movie for a ‘real’ experience away from his/her sheltered life.

Here is an example from Thrillist

La Cuevita

“Cómo se dice “holy effing crap” en espanol?

Finally open for realzies tomorrow, La Cuevita’s a new, eye-boner-ing tequila bar in Highland Park (from the dudes who brought you Thirsty Crow and Oldfield’s) that’s been scrupulously designed to look like a drinkery from a 1930s Mexican grotto — so don’t be surprised to see El Hef-e.

Helping with the look’re 100yr-old church doors, tables made of salvaged wood and marble, Dia de los Muertos-style paintings, and a massive bar atop what look like (but sadly aren’t) bricks dug out of the catacombs from Last Crusade — rats! There’s obviously tequila and mezcal aplenty (70+ varietals and counting), but they’ll also do tipples like the Mezcalada (w/ poblano peppers, clamato, beer & house-smoked salt), the Pinaleta (rum, mezcal, cayenne, pineapple syrup, passionfruit juice & lime), and the rye-forward Mole Manhattan, which’s spiced with hellfire bitters and chocolate chili, also what T-Boz says whenever Rozonda’s all “Yo, so I’ve got marshmallows and graham crackers, what else do we need to make these s’mores happen?”

To celebrate Cinco, they’ve got $2 beers and free tacos tomorrow and Saturday, plus the first 50 people to mention Thrillist also get a $2 shot of tequila, which’s so cheap, it’s got to be Barely Legal.”

So after you’ve thrown back a few La Victorias you don’t head to Del Taco, as-if, here are the top tacos in town:

10. Tacos Por Favor

9. El Atacor #11

8. La Flor de Yucatan

7. Tacos Baja Ensenada

6. Los Cinco Puntos

5. Marisco’s Jalisco

4. Tacos Leo

3. Mexicali Tacos & Co.

2. Ricky’s Fish Tacos

1. Guisados

Be brave out there in the barrio.

Next trend, tattoo removal clinics for those sleeves.

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One comment

  • pavel says:

    This reminds me of the bar “La Cita” in Downtown LA. It’s a mix of older Latino and hipster during the week and definitely on Saturday but Sundays is 100% mexican familias having brunch. An interesting place!!

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