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Submitted by tvJefe     August 14, 2007    
 
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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
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Phone Number
(310) 789-1000

Pink Taco

Restaurateur and La Lohan-ex Harry Morton's hot pink hot spot is perched jauntily atop the Century City Mall. Tricked out with eye-popping kitschy Mexican designs, low rider bikes, vintage girlie pix and century-old wooden barn walls, the spacious room exudes a party hearty vibe. It follows its Vegas sister spot as a celeb magnet, and hosts a handsome young tequila-loving crowd. Popular Mexican dishes with a haute twist include signature pink corn tacos, filet mignon with chipotle mushrooms and tequila, lobster enchiladas and chile rellenos.

The bar's expansive tequila list offers an extensive premium tequila selection, and more than a dozen signature themed margaritas like the "horny bull" and the "Dirty Harry." There's also specialty sangrias, mojitos, martinis and Mexican beers.

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Overall rating 
 
86
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
95  (1)
Food 
 
95  (1)
Price 
 
80  (1)
Knowledge - Service 
 
75  (1)
Ambiance 
 
85  (1)
Date of review: 8/17/07, 9pm

Pink Taco is new to LA and definitely has that Hollywood superficial-character vibe. Not to be mean, but the Ambiance reminded me of a Mexican Hard Rock Cafe. Pink Taco is much more a restaurant with a tequila menu than a tequila bar; and as such, there is a distinct lack of knowledge. My waitress knew next to nothing about tequila. And when I asked her for a recommendation, she told me that she didn't drink tequila and couldn't really recommend anything.

The location is in an upscale outdoor mall and the prices are high to say the least. For calibration, I always use Herradura Seleccion Suprema, which was $45 here: about $10 more than usual.

The selection of tequila was outstanding for a restaurant of this type, however. This is the first time I was able to try Chinaco Negro Extra Anejo - a limited edition tequila that I have seen nowhere else. ($50 here)

The food was excellent. Which is what I would expect from a place that is primarily a Mexican restaurant. I had the brisket tacos and my wife had the shrimp tacos. Both came with 3 tacos, were light and flavorful, and about $12.

Now despite my poor reviews on Pink Taco's tequila knowledge, there seems to be a honest desire to learn more and improve. While we were there, the bar manager took notice of my tab and came over to talk with me. He was interested in my thoughts on their selection and pricing. All my critiques here (involving tequila), I made him aware of. So maybe I'll go back in a few months and see if the staff embraces tequila a little more.

For this community, I would be hard pressed to recommend Pink Taco. If you are just learning about tequila, this place will not expand your knowledge. If you know what you like and are just going to have a glass or 2, this place is much more expensive than your CLOSE alternative, El Carmen.
Overall rating 
 
86
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
95
Food 
 
95
Price 
 
80
Knowledge - Service 
 
75
Ambiance 
 
85
Reviewed by tvJefe August 20, 2007
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Date of review: 8/17/07, 9pm

Pink Taco is new to LA and definitely has that Hollywood superficial-character vibe. Not to be mean, but the Ambiance reminded me of a Mexican Hard Rock Cafe. Pink Taco is much more a restaurant with a tequila menu than a tequila bar; and as such, there is a distinct lack of knowledge. My waitress knew next to nothing about tequila. And when I asked her for a recommendation, she told me that she didn't drink tequila and couldn't really recommend anything.

The location is in an upscale outdoor mall and the prices are high to say the least. For calibration, I always use Herradura Seleccion Suprema, which was $45 here: about $10 more than usual.

The selection of tequila was outstanding for a restaurant of this type, however. This is the first time I was able to try Chinaco Negro Extra Anejo - a limited edition tequila that I have seen nowhere else. ($50 here)

The food was excellent. Which is what I would expect from a place that is primarily a Mexican restaurant. I had the brisket tacos and my wife had the shrimp tacos. Both came with 3 tacos, were light and flavorful, and about $12.

Now despite my poor reviews on Pink Taco's tequila knowledge, there seems to be a honest desire to learn more and improve. While we were there, the bar manager took notice of my tab and came over to talk with me. He was interested in my thoughts on their selection and pricing. All my critiques here (involving tequila), I made him aware of. So maybe I'll go back in a few months and see if the staff embraces tequila a little more.

For this community, I would be hard pressed to recommend Pink Taco. If you are just learning about tequila, this place will not expand your knowledge. If you know what you like and are just going to have a glass or 2, this place is much more expensive than your CLOSE alternative, El Carmen.

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