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La Chuperia Brings Craft Beer and More into The Torta Spot in Lincoln Heights

It's a mix of old and new at this torta shop-turned-craft beer dive bar.

La Chuperia
La Chuperia
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Look out for La Chuperia in Lincoln Heights. Among all of the recent torta lovegentrification-watching and Lincoln Heights street food discussions comes word that longtime takeaway option The Torta Spot is overhauling itself into La Chuperia, complete with tortas, tacos and lots of craft beer.

The simple shop at 1145 Mission Road sits in the heart of Lincoln Heights, just off the 5. For years, The Torta Spot was little more than a simple neighborhood sandwich operation, but according to La Chuperia’s recent foray onto Instagram, the Leal family behind The Torta Spot partnered up with USC grad David Mora back in September for a more current feel. There’s the chalkboard showing a variety of craft beers on tap and in cans, including options from Golden Road, Stone, Port Brewing and Angel City. Food-wise, the usual array of milanesa and cubano tortas dominate, though it looks like tacos are available as well. Best of, the drinks and the food can be had until 2 a.m.

So far, the place still seems to have a divey feel to it, string lights, neon Bud Light signs and all. But inside, the weekend crowd has picked up considerably, given the revamp\. Mark La Chuperia down as another great just-off-the-5 option for late night food and drink.

La Chuperia
1145 Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033