Jonathan Gold Reviews Mexicano in Baldwin Hills

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Drawing inspiration from the Mexican flag and said to be the country’s national dish, Mexicano’s signature Chile el Nogada is a roasted chile stuffed with beef, dried fruit and nuts, sauced with sweet, rich cream and sprinkled with crunchy pomegranate seeds. (Photo courtesy of Mexicano) (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times.

This week, Jonathan reviews Mexicano, the second restaurant by Jaime Martín del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu, the chef/owners of the popular La Casita Mexicana in Bell. You won’t find nopales or huitlacoche on the menu in Baldwin Hills, but on the upside, you’ll find really good enchiladas and margaritas the size of goldfish bowls.

Recommendations: Chile en nogada; cecina al chipotle; enchiladas tres moles; seven-chile filet.

Location: Inside of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008 | (323) 296-0798

Tip: Mexicano also has a cart selling flautas located inside the mall.

You can find more of Jonathan’s reviews here.