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Trejos Tacos From Film Legend Danny Trejo Shaping Up in Mid-City

The renderings show a nice improvement over the former Taco Bell

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Danny Trejo, who was immortalized in such films as Spy Kids, Heat, Con Air, and Desperado, is well on his way to opening his first fast-casual taco shack on La Brea near Olympic in a former Taco Bell building.

Designed by Kris Keith at Spacecraft, Trejos Tacos is slated to open some time in March of 2015 in Mid-City, serving cantina-style bites, beer, and wine. Word on the street was that his initial request for a full liquor license was nearly denied at the neighborhood council meeting until a group of supporters came at the last minute to support good ol' Machete.

As for design, the desert landscape will give it a real Southwestern feel (drought-friendly too), with blackened steel, blacked leather upholstery, and a pretty darn hip environment to hang out in.

Trejos Tacos
1048 S La Brea
Los Angeles, California