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Sky's Gourmet Tacos

5408 W. Pico Blvd. (Hauser Blvd.) Send to Phone
323-932-6253 | Order Now! | Menu
This freewheeling café specializes in Mexican food with a soulful slant, and a selection of vegan options.

Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Sky's Gourmet Tacos Restaurant Review

: Self-taught chef Barbara J. “Sky” Burrell opened her eponymous restaurant in the early '90s, inspired by the tacos she prepared for her family at home. Order from a window and they’ll bring the food to your table. To Sky, tacos, quesadillas and burritos are essentially the same thing: open-face and loaded with a choice of toppings, shredded iceberg lettuce, chunky salsa and sour cream. The shrimp taco is the signature dish. Before grilling, the tortillas and shrimp are dipped in a mix of chilies, cumin, garlic and oregano, imparting a powerful kick. The menu was eventually expanded, adding identical takes on crawfish and lobster meat, and a grilled salmon taco heaped with coleslaw. There are also vegan versions of the burritos and tacos, and a small selection of burgers, tortas and salads. To drink, consider fresh-squeezed lemonade that comes in a Mason jar. For dessert, creamy cheesecakes are featured, highlighted by "caramel crunch," with a crushed walnut crust, and a seasonal mango option.
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