This takeout-only taco spot, run by the team behind the excellent, high-end Mexican restaurant Damian, wasn’t supposed to open yet. But when Damian - which only offered patio dining - was forced to temporarily close due to LA County’s outdoor-dining ban, it quickly became Ditroit’s time to shine. Got it? Good. Let’s talk about those tacos - and everything else on the excellent menu. The suadero tacos, with brisket and top round beef, crisped and topped with raw onions, are my favorite so far, but the esquites with chicatana (ant) mayonnaise, and the meaty, moist swordfish flautas are also great. They also have a market of salsas and moles, and desserts like Oaxacan fudge paletas, too.
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