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Mexican Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–9:30PM
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142 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036
142 South La Brea AvenueUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90036
Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–9:30PM
Friday 11:30AM–9:30PMSaturday 11:30AM–9:30PMSunday 11:30AM–9PMMonday 11:30AM–9PMTuesday 11:30AM–9PMWednesday 11:30AM–9PMThursday 11:30AM–9:30PM
Modern Mexican on La Brea!
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Craft beers wash down innovative takes on tacos & other Mexican dishes amid modern environs.- Google
"The spicy cochinita pibil(Port taco) is delicious and genuinely spicy."
"Since the double tables where dirty we sat at a table for four."
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Jason Lee
a month ago
We've seen Tinga transition from a counter to full-service restaurant (building out an adjacent space in the process). Through it all, Tinga's food remains its best selling point. While others may debate about authenticity, I suggest focusing on the thoughtfulness and care taken with the food. In this discussion, the food shines. From what I can discern, Tinga makes everything from scratch, from the horchata to the chips, you can (extremely positive) impact of this restaurant's comprehensive view on flavor on each plate and drink put on the table. Tinga is family friendly and has solid options for sensitive palates as well as vegetarians. The addition of the magical cauliflower rice appeases those with a carb-restrictive mindset.
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Sellers Family
2 months ago
Love the Chicken Tinga Nachos and the Mushroom Quesadillas. The staff is really nice, and the wood tables are beautiful.
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Jarrod Shusterman
10 months ago
The Tinga was dissatisfying to say the least. I ordered guacamole and salsa- so they just put my guacamole in soup bowl of salsa. There was stinky crumbles of cheese on my tortilla chips. We seriously thought someone vomited nearby for a few minutes, only to find that it was the cheese. The bean paste was... just that. Bland bean paste. If I didn't want to taste my food I'd smoke like a chimney and eat at Carrows. The carnitas was a bit chuckie cheese-mcdonalds. My girlfriend even kept a grey tortilla in her purse to show people what the tinga was serving and she even threw up later that evening. plus they didn't serve Margaritas
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John Arceneaux
a year ago
Very bad experience on a pleasant Labor Day Weekend. Very rude reception. The restaurant was almost empty yet the waiter was rushed and abrupt. We were asked to sit at a double table yet all the double tables where dirty. Since the double tables where dirty we sat at a table for four. The restaurant was almost empty and there were five empty tables for four or more yet the waiter in a rude and abrupt manner asked us to move to a dirty double table. My girlfriend who is very sweet and accepting said that it was time to go. So we left without eating. I noticed that there was a cafe two doors down that was absolutely packed. Even though the restaurant was packed the service was much better. I heard the food was good, but bad service is hard to stomach.
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Francis Westbrook
7 months ago
I particularly enjoyed Tinga for their gnarly artwork splattered all over the walls - raining tacos, tacos riding unicorns, 6-legged cats eating tacos! It's unique and definitely entertaining. I also enjoyed Tinga for their restaurant style ambiance for street taco prices. I was surprised to find entrees here for less than $10! I got the chicken tostado plate that came with two tostadas and chips and salsa. The chicken was moist and flavorful and did not need any additional salsa or hot sauce. The bf ordered their Coke infused shredded pork tacos topped with crushed chicharones. It was definitely interesting, but wasn't for me. The taste of Coke was so prevalent that it confused my taste buds. It's a nice change of scenery to get quality food at great prices in a sit-down type place.
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Stephanie Ober
10 months ago
I have been meaning to write this review for a few months now and after every tasty time we go to Tinga I tell myself to write it. So, earlier today as my family and I were enjoying another amazing meal at Tinga I felt compelled to finally start writting it. I had the Prime Flat Iron Steak (melt in your mouth fabulousness), my husband always gets the Carnitas (FTW amazing) and our teenaged twin boys both get the Genesis Burritos (which disappear and never any left overs). And the Cotija Cheese, the white cheese that is sprinkled on the beans, is a wonderful addition of authentic flavor. The staff is always accommodating and friendly, especially Brian and Bill. They always make us feel welcome and get everything just right. Modern day taqueria that we will be enjoying for years to come. Love it!!!!!
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Carm W
a year ago
Tinga is a modern day taco shop serving delicious tacos with a modern day twist. The place has a gastropub feel serving a variety of craft beers. My favorite item on the menu is not the tacos but the rice and beans they offer as a side dish. The best part is the servers are very informative about the menu and super friendly.
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Scott Jackson
3 years ago
one of my favorite places in the city. everything is delicious. the chicken quesadilla is to die for. great horchata too. i am not as pleased that byob went away though.


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