Restaurant: Project Taco
- Cuisine: "Industry" friendly quick-Mex that won't make you fat
- Location: 6325 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90048
- Pricing: $
- What's delicious: Edamame, Wilshire Pot Roast (taco), Green Chili Pork (taco)
- Perfect for: Al-fresco dining - food/drink specials - healthy, vegetarian friendly - quick bites - craft beer aficionados
Come for the tacos. Stay for the craft beers. And "Jenga night" every Wednesday. And the *life changing* Chilli Garlic Aioli that, no joke, could be spread atop pavement and I'd still eat it!
Last Wednesday, K and I made a quick pit-stop at Project Taco's Wilshire location to deliciously coat our stomachs before heading to an event. After ordering nearly everything on the menu, we snagged a highly coveted outdoor table, clinked our glasses (his filled with beer, mine with wine), and watched on as our neighbors engaged in a pretty serious game of Jenga.
The first items to arrive at the table were the tortilla chips and salsa sampler, which included: Cilantro Lime Crema, Chili Garlic Aioli, Blueberry Sriracha BBQ sauce, Habanero Pineapple, and Pico De Gallo. As I mentioned further above, the clear winner was the Chili Garlic Aioli. Followed very closely by the Cilantro Lime Crema. K, on the other hand, favored the Blueberry Sriracha BBQ sauce.
Of the tacos that I ordered, the Blueberry BBQ (pork) and the Wilshire Pot Roast (beef), I preferred the latter. Although both meats were tender, juicy, and perfectly smoked, I found the Blueberry BBQ sauce to be slightly overpowering and sweet. Plus, the apple-kale slaw was too crunchy and dry. The Pot Roast, on the other hand, was married with some of my most favorite ingredients: Cilantro, onions, cheese, and that outrageously mouth-watering Chili Garlic Aioli.
Just as we were finishing our tacos, K and I were presented with a gorgeous bowl of edamame. Topped with a curiously delicious sauce/gravy.
And, for dessert...a duo of Strawberry Buttermilk Fonuts!
The aftermath of a yummy dinner? I think so...
Until we eat again,
The Lunch Belle