Trying to kill time, I made a little trip to The Grove. Crowded as usual, we decided to watch a movie. Feeling hungry after shopping a bit, I wanted to eat something. The Grove has a few restaurants, but I wanted something quick and delicious. The Farmers Market was my best bet. Searching for something to eat, none of the selections looked appetizing, until I found Loteria Grill. Knowing there was one in Studio City and Hollywood, and judging by the line, I knew it had to be good.
We ordered the carnitas enchilada with rice and beans. The meat wasn’t dry at all, and the red sauce was thick and not too spicy. I would have liked the tortillas to be a bit more mushy, but the rice with the enchiladas were perfect. Unfortunately, I really did not care for the black beans. I would doubled up on the rice if they let me next time. All in all, this was an amazing dish.
Who doesn’t love melted cheese? Who doesn’t love chorizo? To satisfy my needs, I ordered the cheese fundito with chorizo. This perfectly melted, somewhat crispy cheese plate was heaven in between the corn tortillas. The cheese was nice and hot, the chorizo was perfectly seasoned. The pool of cheese grease on the bottom of the plate didn’t scare me. This deconstructed quesadilla was delicious. That is all I cared about.
The whole meal was amazing. My favorite was the fundito. I am a sucker for melted cheese. Loteria Grill is a nice spot, especially amongst the hit or miss eateries around the Farmers Market. This spot has a lot of delicious looking food on the menu, and I would like to try them all one day. Though a bit on the pricey side, you get what you pay for. The Grove, and Farmers Market, until next time.