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CaCao Mexicatessen

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At first blush, CaCao Mexicatessen seems like it is one too many things—coffee shop, deli, market, restaurant. And yet, it all comes together and works quite well, owing, no doubt, to the strength of a menu that includes a few fantastic tacos. Chief among these is the carnitas de pato ($4.25). Duck is cooked in its own fat, then shredded and topped with slivers of radishes, pickled onions and avocado. Vegetarians can also can also get their fix with the flor de Jamaica taco ($3.10), filled with beet-red hibiscus flowers, guacamole, pico de gallo and cheese.

Venue name: CaCao Mexicatessen
Address: 1576 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles

Venue phone: 323-478-2791
Website: http://cacaodeli.com/
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 8:30am-9pm; Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 8am-8pm
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