La Huasteca – Lynwood, CA – Shrimp in Red Chile Salsa

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One of the highlights of the AltaMed East LA Meets Napa fundraiser in July was the shrimp in red salsa served by La Huasteca.

La Huasteca is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, as you can see from some of my earlier entries in this blog. They are super-friendly and make some of the best moles I’ve ever tasted, and now I have an idea of the magic they can do with seafood. It’s really worth the trip to Lynwood.

Here’s the website: http://www.lahuasteca.com/

Empanadas de Flor de Calabaza – La Huasteca, Lynwood. Los Angeles

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Whenever I have a Mexican empanada, I wonder why they are usually so much better than Argentinian empanadas. After all, they are a national dish in Argentina. These were no exception. Warm and soft, filled with squash blossoms and mild cheese. With crema and queso, of course… Perfectly accompanied by a slightly tart and delicious guacamole.

Here’s the website: http://lahuasteca.com/