What You Missed at 200 Years of Mexican Cuisine

Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Tequila was flowing from every direction, just steps away from the confessionals, at St. Vibiana's Cathedral on Saturday night as four prominent L.A. Mexican restaurants celebrated the country's bi-centennial through "200 Years of Mexican Cuisine." While magnificent mariachis and color-clad regional dancers occupied the ears and eyes, guests braved long lines to indulge taste buds with such bites as grasshopper tacos from Guelaguetza, carnitas from Frida, a spread of regional cheeses, salsas, and refined dishes from Casita Mexicana, and pastries from La Monarca Bakery, all of whom united to form Taste of Mexico Association in order to organize this fiesta. Take a look at the gamut of gastronomic delights in our slide show of 200 Years of Mexican Cuisine.

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