To new Loteria Grill in Studio City was a welcome opening in my book. Located about 15 minutes from my home, I thought it'd be a great option for good Mexican food. I was wrong.
Several friends and I went this week for dinner and were all underwhelmed to say the least. My friend ordered a margarita and it came from the bar with a piece of tortilla chip in it. Ew.
We ordered the guacamole to start, which was decent enough but rather small for $7. For entrees, 3 of us ordered the probaditas sampler of 12 tacos. My personal plate came with 11 unique tacos and 2 of the same bad vegetable taco. I was missing the meatball that my friends plates had.
It looked as though they'd all been thrown on the plate in a rush and frankly did not look the least bit appetizing.
Other entrees were a little better but still nothing to write home about - bland beef tacos and a simple enchilada plate. This is Los Angeles. We are about 500 miles from Mexico and have more than 4 million Mexicans living in LA County. It should not be hard to find good Mexican food, especially at such high prices.
Loteria, shame on you!
Loteria 12050 Ventura Blvd. (818) 508-5300