i am completely infatuated with b.s. taqueria. it was after work on a tuesday, and i had planned on cooking, but was too tired. so i started skimming through what was available on opentable, and b.s. popped up. i had seen jonathan gold's write-up on their clam and lardo tacos, and then it was listed in last month's LA magazine article on the best 25 tacos in the city. with all the press, i just figured the place would be overly busy and overly hyped, so i never really thought about trying it. until i saw available reservations that night. clicked, booked, and off we went.
the atmosphere is super casual; colorful but not too bright. and the food, well, is amazing and completely blew me away. i expected it to be good, but not that good. my favorites were the campechana and the clam and lardo tacos. bonus points on the lengua tacos having both chunks and slices of lengua.
the amigo bravo, or a tequila old-fashioned. equal parts tequila and mezcal, agave, orange bitters and peel.
chicken chicharrones (skin, oysters) and shishito peppers; campechana verde with squid, scallop, snapper, cucumber, shrimp, octopus, avocado, tomatillo and tostadas. this may be my favorite campechana stateside (i grew up eating them from a street stand down in ensenada on family vacations). really fresh and light and clean and spicy.
clam and lardo tacos, with garlic chips. these tacos were simply insane. i knew what i was putting in my mouth, but if i hadn't known, i'm not sure i would have been able to tell you what i was eating. i can't even really describe it, other than that my mouth was warm, my taste buds happy, and i wanted to eat five more in order for my brain to make sense of it. will definitely need to go back and eat this many more times.
the churros and tres leches cake for dessert. get both. dunk (or baste) the churros in the tres leches. heaven.
514 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014