La Otra Taqueria Escuela

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A New BYOB Taco Joint on Beverly

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Without darkness, there can be no light.

Without silence, there can be no music.

And without tacos, there cannot be... more tacos.

Introducing La Otra Taqueria Escuela—roughly translated, it’s a curious new BYOB taco joint on Beverly, and it’s now open steps from the original Escuela.

You’re probably familiar with that Escuela, the tiny taco shanty just around the corner. Well, this is the other one. The bigger one. The menu’s lengthier. It’s more of a date spot, really, with lots of personality—and by personality, we mean a bunch of wooden shoe lasts hanging from the ceiling for no discernible reason. And yes, the original Escuela is still there. It’s all a bit random. But it means more tacos. So just go with it.

If you’re on a date, show up with whatever you’re drinking—or pick something up from Potato Chips next door—and stick to one of the few little tables littering the sidewalk out front. But if you’ve got a big group of friends coalescing, grab the big round table by the window inside. It’s got a sizable lazy Susan in the middle, which you can load up with a huge pile of tacos—lobster, branzino, carne asada, shrimp, you name it—and start it spinning.

It’s like Wheel of Fortune, without the Bankrupt wedge.

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