Tijuana meets East Los Angeles At Petty Cash Taqueria

Petty Cash Taqueria
Taco trio at Petty Cash Taqueria. Photo by Ryan Tanaka.

Dine on a mashup of traditional latin street food mixed with refined techniques at Petty Cash Taqueria.

There are mash-ups aplenty at Petty Cash Taquería, which occupies the former Playa space on Beverly Boulevard. First, there’s the team behind the new venture: hot restaurateur Bill Chait, partner John Sedlar, chef Walter Manzke (formerly of Church & State) and chef Guillermo “Oso” Campos Moreno of Baja’s Tacos Kokopelli. There’s the name, a tribute to Johnny Cash and Tom Petty. Then there’s the vibe, described as “Tijuana meets East L.A.” and complete with hand-painted murals and shuffleboard. And the food? Think seasonal, local ingredients meets refined technique meets traditional street food in dishes such as a ceviche bar, pig ear nachos with crema poblana and soft egg, and “The Kraken”—a grilled octopus taco with charred chile de arbol and peanuts. 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 323.933.5300. pettycashtaqueria.com

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