Not much stays the same in an area that is constantly repopulating itself with new blood and new fast food joints. But this Tex-Mex restaurant is different.
A greasy look inside the Tex-Mex chain’s new Hammersmith location.
Chipotle’s unsatisfying chip dip may have led to a stock slip.
Gerald Ford was running for a second term in 1976 against Jimmy Carter. At a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas to visit the Alamo, Ford was offered a plate of tamales. This is where things took a dark turn.
Many customers have clamored for queso online, lamenting the chain’s lack of melty cheese and even abandoning Chipotle for alternatives like Qdoba, which offers the liquid gold.
“We try new stuff but we don't give a shit about what people say about us. We just want to learn more,” says Mexico City chef Jorge Vallejo, as he works on a taco and langoustine studded menu with The Clove Club’s Isaac McHale.
The beauty of this recipe—courtesy of Large Marge’s Courtney McBroom—lies in the fact that it’s half-cooked.
We sat down with him at his new restaurant in LA and talked about his deep Texas roots, the tortillas for his tacos, and how John Cusack can probably kick your ass.
Hint: It's not Taco Bell, Qdoba, Chipotle, or Del Taco. But people are obsessed with it. We're talking about the beloved chain known as Taco Bueno.