9 Menus Showing L.A.'s Mexican Cuisine in Evolution | KCET
9 Menus Showing L.A.'s Mexican Cuisine in Evolution
The city of L.A.'s had Mexican restaurants as far back as its history stretches -- in fact, prior to Mexico ceding California to the U.S. in 1848, they'd have been known simply as "restaurants." But bringing the flavors of Mexico's varied regions to American palates was something of a challenge in the twentieth century, one reflected in the menus below. From an era when patrons needed assurance that "not all Mexican food is hot" to the focus on authenticity and freshness that set in in the eighties and nineties, here are nine menus that show Mexican dining in evolution.
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