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Sonoratown's Jennifer Feltham on her hugely popular taqueria and what makes the perfect flour tortilla
Feltham and her boyfriend, Teodoro Diaz-Rodriguez, opened their postcard-sized storefront in downtown L.A. two years ago, and it's been pretty much packed ever since. In a city rife with thicker corn tortillas, Sonoratown's handmade, paper-thin, chewy flour version stood out; those wonderfully pliable and buttery tortillas are the base for the shop's northern Mexican-style tacos, bean and cheese burritos, quesadillas and grilled chivichangas.
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Eat One bite into my first taco at Sonoratown, a tiny taqueria in downtown Los Angeles, my eyebrows shot up. Unlike nearly every taco I've eaten in the past 21 years, since I relocated to Northern California, it came on a chewy, handmade flour tortilla.
Teo Diaz grew up eating chivichangas, or small burritos typically filled with stewed meat, almost every day in San Luis, Arizona, just miles from the U.S.-Mexico border His single mother would prepare a dozen or more of them early each morning before heading out to pick and pack produce in
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eo Rodriguez grew up in San Luis Río Colorado, a border town in the Mexican state of Sonora, where tacos of exquisitely perfumed mesquite-grilled meat come on chewy flour tortillas as thin as a wedding veil. In 2016, amid a surge of interest in regional Mexican cuisine, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Jen Feltham opened one ...
Meeting with Jen and Teo at the new Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles' Chinatown, we're steps away from the park where Teo would go running some mornings. We stopped to admire a giant compass pointing to the different old neighborhoods in town, one pointed south east to Sonoratown .
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Sonoratown for the win After weeks of online voting over at L.A. Taco, this year's Taco Madness tournament has produced a single winner: Sonoratown. Or, more specifically given the parameters of this year's competition, Sonoratown's awesome carne asada taco, served on a freshly prepared flour tortilla.
"We get a lot of people who assume our Mexican food isn't authentic just because we only use flour tortillas in our tacos," says Teodoro Diaz-Rodriguez. I've just sampled almost every item on the menu at his 15-seat taqueria, Sonoratown , which he opened with his girlfriend Jennifer Feltham in downtown Los Angeles.
Sonoratown co-owners Jennifer Feltham and Teo Rodriguez-Diaz tell us what we need to know about the downtown taquería's specialty: the Sonora-style flour tortilla taco. "Because of permitting, we could have only the grill and nothing else-no stove, flattop, fryer.
Chimichangas are mostly known as a school cafeteria staple, the favorite food of Marvel comic book anti-hero Deadpool, and a funny word to scream at the top of your lungs. Try doing it some time-it's great! But chimichangas are actually a gourmet tradition from the state of Sonora where they are known as chivichangas.
You're outdoors sitting on school chairs, there's wine chilled in a steel tub, and you and your crew are immersed in the delicious pleasures of northern Mexican culture. This is what the Sonoran grill is all about, and right now the format is hot as white coals.
Sonoratown is a small, colorful storefront with a single table outside and enough stools inside to accommodate about 12 taco fans. Framed photographs of Diaz-Rodriguez as boy and a map of Mexico serve as decoration on the walls.
When it comes to choosing which tacos to eat downtown, the decision can be difficult. We'll make it easy for you - go to Sonoratown. This tiny, order-at-the-counter taco spot is a bit removed from the main downtown hustle, but it's worth the extra few blocks walk.
Named after an old LA neighborhood that's since been replaced by Chinatown, this hole-in-the-wall serves Sonoran tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. Every day, the kitchen makes fresh flour tortillas that are the base of each menu item, particularly the chimichanga. The Sonoratown standout is soft-fried and stuffed with shredded chicken, Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, fire-roasted tomatoes, and Anaheim peppers.