Florencia 13 (Flow-rhen-cea Trez-say) on Sullivan Street in the village is named after one of LA’s oldest street gangs which is concentrated in South Central. The gang got its name from the major street Florence Avenue which runs West to East. The restaurant’s décor radiates Chicano and Pachuco lifestyle culture which is an anthropological study of its own.
The restaurant names its dishes after LA neighborboods (ie, Echo Park Enchiladas or Elysian Park Flautas). The El Sereno Al Pastor Tacos are basically Tacos Al Pastor which is a rubbed pork with marinade taco, pretty good, reminded me of home. I also tried their enchiladas and steak tacos which are good. I’ve been to some places here in NYC where their enchilada sauce came straight out of can (Que horor)! This is a good place to get your feet wet and waaaaaayyyyyy better than that in-authentic place “Benny’s Burritos,” their only down fall is they don’t serve Tacos de lengua. This place is definitely worth a try.
Love it! Can't wait to get to NY next time so you can take me here instead of the back counter of the market we went to last time (although those flor de calabasa tacos were goooooodddd! ;D
Now you're just making me jealous. I've yet to find any good comida Mexicana here in London. I think about it almost every day. I'll probably spend the better portion of a day sitting at Florencia 13 gorging myslef when I'm back in NYC next month!
Hey Iso - don't you know you are supposed to indulge in the Mexican Food of the UK while you are there - yes INDIAN!!! Cheap and yummy.
- L ... you know who ...
This place has the best tacos I have ever had and I am from cali where we got some good options!
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