Published August 08, 2012
Tacos and Popsicles on Sunset
There’s meat. There’s cheese. There’s... lettuce.
There’s pork belly and caramelized bananas. Served with popsicles to dip in beer. Inside a janitor’s
closet. In Silver Lake.
You guessed it: we’re going to talk about the latter...
Say buenos días to Diablo
, a curious new cafeteria of imaginative tacos and even more imaginative
ways to mess with a beer, now open on Sunset Boulevard.
This is a quick, easy, order-at-the-counter kind of spot, good for a Saturday fuel-up before the Thirsty
Crow... and better for a Sunday noon-ish recovery meal. So first you’ll order some out-there
tacos—they’re filled with everything from maple fried chicken to beef cheek
to that pork belly and caramelized banana number we mentioned
As for the beers, they’ve got a couple dozen mostly local brews—which you can upgrade to their version
of a Michelada. Which means, basically, you get flavored popsicles to dip in your beer. First time for
everything. Go with it.
The room is big and low-ceilinged
, lots of brick and chalk (the menu’s all over the
walls), with a long table down the middle in case you’ve come with the entire Thirsty Crow clientele. Or
you could book the secret “Janitor’s Closet”—it’s a tiny private room, seats about six, and
there’s a PBR tap right there in the wall.
Like all good janitor’s closets have.
3129 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026