HIGHLAND PARK — El Huarache Azteca in Highland Park – with its namesake dish of huaraches – is back in the spotlight after LA Weekly food critic Katherine Spiers explores some of the history of the dish. She also recommends ordering the Super Huarache to share.
Back in 2008 Jonathan Gold singled out the huarache in the Weekly when he called El Huarache Azteca one of L.A.’s 99 essential restaurants. The restaurant, with its namesake dish, has been showing up on that list ever since.
A rarity in Los Angeles, the dish is composed of thick masa tortilla, meat, veggies, crema and salsa. Beans may come inside the Super Huarache, but that depends who’s at the helm of the kitchen. Spiers notes that the thick tortilla indicates it may originally have been meant to be eaten on the go.
El Huarache Azteca is located in the 5200 block of York Boulevard in Highland Park.
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