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VICTORIA’S TACO GRILL
I ate some asada and chorizo tacos here earlier which were awesome, but the reason I came back just three hours later was the same reason I sought out Victoria’s in the first place: SUPER NACHOS.
Quick Storytime: One night, I was in a different restaurant, hipster, trendy, 24/7 diner over in Hollywood, and they had the gall to serve me the weakest, saddest, nachos I’d ever gotten in my life. No joke like 8 chips each with a sprinkle of stuff. I was so mad that I launched into a full on Yelp rage and proceeded to tear this place to shredddddss. As my berserker rage subsided, I was struck by a pure and simple thought: Victoria’s Super Nachos.
I thought back on my last visit, remembering the literal pile fresh chips, layer upon layer of stringy cheese hiding a giant helping of juicy meats all topped pico, guac, jalapeños, sour cream and salsas. Every single box is checked off, everything you could possibly want in a nacho is falling off the plate.
So it dawned on me that night, and the same thoughts comes to me often since: Victoria’s has THE PERFECT CLASSIC NACHOS. I’d go as far as to say BEST IN LA, unless someone wants to point me somewhere they think can hold a candle. Tonight I went Al Pastor and no beans (I believe this is the only way to finish these when you’re alone, if you get beans you’re taking half home) and they even included the pineapple chunks in there with the pastor! Mmm simply the best. Go get you some and tell ‘em NASA sent you. (They’ll know.)
PS: If you cringe at pineapple in tacos don’t bother announcing it, just pick up your report card on the way out and try to think of a way to break it gently to Mom that you somehow failed tacos again this semester.