If you have every been to historic Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles, you have definitely walked past this restaurant. El Paseo has been here since 1930, so it's seen some LA history.
Growing up in Los Angeles, I have been to Olvera Street many times. That said, I have tried many of the dining options available. This day we decided to try El Paseo. If had been here in the past, I honestly do not have a good memory of it.
During this visit we decided to try of tried and true Mexican favorites.
We definitely had to try the table-side Guacamole. I always love this. It is so enjoyable to have them prepare the guacamole exactly how you want it flavored. For me, a little extra jalapeno is always best.
Our Entrees were a Chicken Wet Burrito and the Carne Asada Fajita.
The Chicken Wet Burrito was actually pretty good. It had a very generous portion of chicken in it. Of course it came with Rice and Beans, as most meals do. If you are hungry, this is definitely the meal you want.
The Carne Asada Fajita dish was another generous portion. It better be for $26.00! The meat was tenderized and very very flavorful. I really enjoyed this dish. The peppers with the fajitas were cooked perfectly for me. There are times these can either be too well done, or just the opposite, not well enough. The El Paseo Chef did a perfect job with them. I'd defiantly spend my money on this dish again.
And if you do eat here, eat in the patio. There is nothing like al fresco dining...and it's a great place to people watch.
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