The Latin Influence – 25 Magazine: Issue 5
THE PERFECT DAY IN LATINO LOS ANGELES
There’s a subset of Mexican-American coffee shops that are quietly emerging in the working-class Latino enclaves of Los Angeles. Together, they are reimagining menus, infusing traditional flavors, and experimenting with ingredients to create single-origin Mexican-inspired coffee drinks rooted in culture.
Meet the Mexican Sandwich That Has Brought Fully Grown Men to Tears
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Start the day with a cup of joe made with Mexican coffee beans at Primera Taza, a family-owned cafe in Boyle Heights that brings together a daily cross-section of the city’s many cultures. Try an Iced Taza de Mocha, espresso blended with Mexican cacao and ice, and, if they’re on the menu, indulge in a loncha, a type of Mexican sandwich made with imported bread from Jalisco that is one of L.A.’s most rarely-encountered sandwiches.
Is this the rarest sandwich in L.A.? You can only get it once a month
FROM: MUNCHIES by VICE
Primera Taza’s lonche de lomo might make you feel some strange things—Like Water for Chocolate-style, and it all has to do with the bread, a sourdough birote salado that Chuy Tovar imports himself from a panaderia in Guadalajara, Mexico, once a month.
Essential T: Primera Taza Is here to Fix L.A.’s Broken Torta Scene
FROM: LA TIMES
If you're looking for a truly great sandwich, head to Boyle Heights. More specifically, head to the Primera Taza Coffee House across from Mariachi Plaza, where co-owner Chuy Tovar and his wife, Rosalinda Hernandez, are making two kinds of lonches.
Mexican Coffee, Cheesecake, and Ham Sandwiches at Primera Taza
FROM: LA MAGAZINE
L.A.’s torta scene has blossomed only just recently, and I’ve finally found a handful of outstanding regional Mexican sandwiches from D.F., Jalisco, Puebla, and even a homegrown-style worthy of recommending to all of you torta lovers
FROM: LA MAGAZINE
Owner Chuy Tovar wants his new Boyle Heights spot to be a place for good coffee and lively conversation.