Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ground Beef & Pickle Tacos @ Malo Cantina

I recently stopped by Malo Cantina in Silverlake for a margarita and a snack. The bartender (Rhachel Shaw) told me that the ground beef and pickle hard shell tacos (2 for $6) were among the most popular items on the menu. I was skeptical of whether they would be good, worried that they might be Tito's Tacos style tacso, which were the last hard shell tacos I had eaten, and which I thought were terrible.

I am not one to dwell on authenticity as long as the food tastes good, and these ground beef and pickle tacos tasted good. If you like pickles and you like tacos, then these could be the snack/meal for you. On Mondays, which are Taco Nights at Malo, these tacos are only $2 each. Later this fall, a second Malo will be opening beneath Seven Grand, in downtown Los Angeles.

Malo Cantina: 4326 W Sunset, in Silverlake. Phone: (323) 664-1011.


  1. I feel like I've been having a love affair with the taco lately. Will definitely need to check these out!

  2. You should also be sure to try the Ricky's Fish Tacos, the taco shop that Bill Esparza brought to Evan Kleiman's Angeli Caffe a couple weeks back. 1400 N Virgil, so good.