"We wanted to open an attraction, add something that is missing to the area," said Leonel Garcia, Manager of Los 3 Tacos, at 1907 Hollywood Boulevard, the newest entry to the array of international eateries in Downtown Hollywood. "We felt that most of the Mexican restaurants in the area did not offer authentic Mexican street food, so we came up with this."
"This" is Los 3 Tacos, an authentic Mexican taqueria, where, he explained, everything, including the food, drinks, beers, salsas, music and décor, is 100% Mexican. Glow-in-dark murals painted on the walls reflect Mexican culture, and music, sometimes live -- maybe even a Mariachi band -- are all designed to create a party atmosphere, "a Mexican fiesta, not just a restaurant."
And why the name Three Tacos?
"Tacos come in threes, it's the perfect portion," he smiled.
Los 3 Tacos is a collaboration between two Hollywood Boulevard business owners: Dominick Mauro, long-time owner of the well-known Mauro's Pizza, and Hollywood Lakes resident Gilly Hazan, who owns Lev's Pawn shop and the Lionheart Auction Group, both directly across the street from the new restaurant. Garcia also manages Mauro's and will split his time between the two.
"We feel that Downtown Hollywood has great potential," said Hazan, "and we want to continue to be part of the growth."
Among the menu highlights at Los 3 Tacos are, of course, tacos of all varieties: Los Tres Tacos ($10 for three); Tacos para Todos ($28 for 10); Plantain Nachos ($12); Queso Fundido ($12); and Yuca Bites ($12).
Los 3 Tacos is open Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Dine in, takeout and delivery are available. Please call 754-400-8683 for further information.