It’s guac and roll at Benny’s Tacos

The carne asada plate at Benny’s Tacos.

This is no ordinary taco hut. Benny’s Tacos, at 427 Lincoln Blvd., in Venice, uses farmer’s market-fresh ingredients to prepare a variety of Mexican favorites right before your eyes.

            Breakfast is served all day at Benny’s – from huevos rancheros and breakfast quesadillas to handmade pancakes and steak & eggs. You can even create your own omelette.

            Benny’s also offers slow-cooked rotisserie chicken, which is marinated with garlic, lemon and herbs. It falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. It is served by the quarter, half or whole. It can also be served as a wrap or as part of a combination plate.

            Tacos, burritos and quesadillas are made with your choice of meat, including shrimp, fish and lobster. The lobster burrito is worth driving across town in rush-hour traffic to get. The house specialties include such staples as chile relleno, carne asada, chicken fajita, tostada bowl and many other classic dishes. Hamburgers, French fries and nachos are also on the menu, so whatever your appetite, Benny’s has something for you.

            The homemade tortillas and guacamole, however, deserve their own paragraph. If you like real, guacamole, with little chunks of tomato and onion, you’re going to love Benny’s. And the warm flour tortillas are as good as you’ll find this side of the border.

            You’ll also find traditional Mexican beverages, like the homemade horchata and tamarindo. There’s even a juice bar, tea and coffee, in addition to Red Bull and a variety of sodas. And for dessert, the churros can’t be beat.

            Benny’s Tacos is a restaurant that serves fresh ingredients in a traditional way. It offers a variety of great Mexican favorites for a price that fits any wallet – seriously, there is nothing on the menu over $10.

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