What to Eat at The Taco Shop at Las Palmas

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Photo: Las Palmas

These days we imagine that just about every restaurant development meeting involves some smooth-talker espousing the "hotness" of street food, food trucks, short ribs, and tacos. What else explains the rebirth of a Hollywood nightclub that now comes with its own adjacent taco stand?

H.wood Group just brought Las Palmas Restaurant and Lounge back from the dead, having been closed in 2003 to make room for LAX. Hoping to compete with the success of the bacon-wrapped hot dog slingers loitering outside of most clubs, Las Palmas opened The Taco Shop, a tiny, tiled corner counter grilling a la carte Mexican food and yup, hot dogs! The stand stays open until 3 A.M. and features the same famous triumvirate of asada, carnitas, and pollo that you'd find from a truck, only with the addition of the now ubiquitous short rib taco. There are also some veggie and vegan options, which we're guessing comes without the usual panic that greets us when ordering anything meatless, let alone pointedly vegetarian, at a typical Mexican food stand.

Inside, Las Palmas' main menu embraces casual Mexican eats like sopes and flautas (both available with short rib), and entrees like chicken mole and hand-pounded ribeye bistec. Take a look at the menus for both Las Palmas restaurant and The Taco Shop at Las Palmas below and please let us know what you think if you get a bite yourself.

The Taco Shop at Las Palmas Menu

Taco Selections:
Carne Asada
Carnitas (braised pork)
Roasted Vegetable
Pollo (braised chicken)
Short Rib (braised)
Potato & Chorizo (vegan available)

Las Palmas Dinner Menu

Tacos
Carne Asada
Carnitas (braised pork)
Camarones (shrimp)
Potato & Chorizo (vegan available)
Roasted Vegetable
Pollo (braised chicken)
Short Rib (braised)

Sope
Carne Asada
Carnitas (braised pork)
Camarones (shrimp)
Roasted Vegetable
Pollo (braised chicken)
Short Rib (braised)

Flautas
Carne Asada
Carnitas (braised pork)
Potato & Chorizo (vegan available)
Pollo (braised chicken)
Short Rib (braised)

Salads
Homemade Chips and Guacamole

Shrimp Ceviche
Homemade chips

Mexican Chopped Salad
Black beans, avocado, tomato, roasted corn,
cotija cheese, romaine, cilantro lime vinaigrette

Entrees
Chicken Mole
Poblano chili, Mexican rice and beans
Shrimp available +$$

Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Spicy cactus salad, black bean chili corn salsa

Bistec
Hand pounded thin Ribeye, tomato corn salsa, beans and rice

Sides
Beans Fried Yucca Chips Citrus Rice Cactus Salad
Black or Refried

Desserts
Churros Dulce de Leche
Chocolate and butterscotch sauces Caramel Sauce