Loteria! Grill Brings the Heat to LAX

Loteria Grill's Tacos al Pastor with a surprising and refreshing hint of pineappleWith yesterday’s opening of the Loteria Grill, visitors to LA can finally get a taste of authentic and delicious Mexican food as soon as they arrive, or even take some tacos on the plane as they depart. I would have a carry-on stuffed with Jimmy Shaw’s tacos! And in case of emergency, that hot sauce could be used as a weapon. The menu will include mole, ceviche, pozole, the stews known as gusisos, as well as other regional Mexican specialties. Loteria will also be serving breakfast. I can vouch for the chilaquiles, which I sampled last weekend. Oh, and they have tasty margaritas to combat your fear of flying.

LAX’s Delta Terminal 5 opened an outpost of the Farmers’ Market that has been at 3rd and Fairfax for 80 years. Loteria Grill will join Farmers’ Market brethren Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market and Bistro, T&Y Bakery, Coffee Corner, Bennett’s Ice Cream, Magee’s Nuts, The Dog Bakery, Dragunara Spice Bazaar, and Magic Nut and Candy Bar.

LAX has been upping the stakes at LAX by bringing in a number of classic LA restaurants including Pink’s Hot Dogs, La Brea Bakery, and Coles. Relatively new kids on the block are all top notch restaurants – Ford’s Filling Station, BOA and Lucky Fish. For those flying first class, there is Petrossian Caviar and Champagne Bar.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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