SKY’S GOURMET TACOS
I want to congratulate one of my favorite Los Angeles eateries, Sky’s Gourmet Tacos, on the recent launch of its “taco truck.” I’m dismayed that I haven’t had time to try it out yet for myself, but if the cuisine is even close to as good as the food at their restaurant, it’ll be a success. So, to whet your appetite in case the truck rolls into your ’hood, here’s my review on their land location. (More deets on the truck when I have time to try it myself. In the meantime, just check out their site or twitter or facebook for the nightly locations.)
If someone had told me that there’s an adorable place in Los Angeles that serves delicious food with amiable service and is so inexpensive that it’s almost free, I wouldn’t have believed them. But I hope you trust me on this one because Sky’s Gourmet Tacos is a true find.
The owner is a beautiful lady named Barbara Burrell, whose concept is to serve “quality Mexican food, with a splash of soul.” Her mission is accomplished.
First of all, it’s really comfortable. The indoor space is small, but not cramped, and there are several outdoor tables and even two patio party spaces. (One on the side and a bigger “tea garden” in the back.) Until a couple of years ago, I never even knew about this Picfair Village (for Pico and Fairfax) area of Los Angeles. It’s really cool.
My pregnant pal, Lisa, and I ate so much at lunch one day that when we stood up, I bet the other patrons thought they were seeing TWO pregnant ladies. Here’s the scoop on our menu choices:
For starters, we had the BEST grapefruit juice either one of us had ever had, in adorable, yet over-sized mason jars. I was chugging the stuff. Lisa loved their homemade lemonade, as well. There are two types of that, but she went with the basic one, being with child and all.
Speaking of basic, we ordered the chips, guacamole, and pico de gallo special while we perused the interesting menu, and the whole platter was great. Besides being super-tasty, the chips are the perfect size, that I’ve seen nowhere else, because they’re one-biters, so there can be no temptation to double-dip. Brilliant!
With the myriad of Mexican choices, the shock of the meal was what my favorite item was–the Sky Burger! It has special ingredients and comes on grilled sourdough bread.
Lisa, my Mexican food expert, loved everything. I think her favorite was the gigantic specialty salad with a generous portion of hot shrimp, served with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. We both ate it for days because it was so big we had to take most of it home.
The best news for many of you is that there are at least seven vegetarian choices, that can be prepared vegan, as well. And I think there are twelve kinds of tacos! And burritos and quesadillas and tortas and salads and sides. We loved everything we tried.
My second favorite to the burger is the homemade cheesecake, which comes in caramel crunch, mango, or pineapple. (they have a basic one, too.) I’ve featured them both on my show and at my parties, and the crowds have gone wild!!! We’re keeping our fingers crossed that they can figure out a way to bring them on the trucks.
On a recent breakfast trip, the beautiful Candis and I went nuts for the French Toast that she said had the proper amount of flavor. It came with great nut topping and a special apple concoction, that I believe comes with all the breakfasts. We loved our potatoes, too.
Maybe they’ll serve breakfast from the truck, as well. That’s a great idea if they roll it around to the clubs for the patrons to file out at 3AM. All we ever want to do after a hard night of clubbing is go to breakfast. It would be so much easier if the breakfast came to us! Especially from Sky’s.
Sky’s Gourmet Tacos 5408 W. Pico Blvd. 323-932-6253 www.skysgourmettacos.com