If you've driven down Sunset Blvd in Silverlake recently, you've no doubt spotted the impossible to miss "urban taco fabricator", Diablo. We heard about the Micheladas and decided to head over to escape the heat and try one for ourselves.
We chose the right place to cool down. Diablo was wonderfully air-conditioned and we were diggin' the industrial decor. With exposed brick and cement floor, the decor is simple and streamlined. The space features tables for a more intimate setting, a long communal table that keeps it casual, and a few bar stools along the wall if you're grubbin' solo.
Back to the Micheladas. The only thing better than a beer on a hot day, is a beer with a flavored popsicle floating in it - the Michelada was delicious with it's flavors of worcestershire, tomato, and lime and was perfectly thirst-quenching on a hot day.
Now for the food. First off, this is not the place to come for authentic, cheap tacos (see Yuca's, Baja Fish Tacos, etc.), but this is the place to come if you are feeling adventurous and want to try new and exotic flavor combinations.
While the menu is extensive and requires more than one visit to conquer, we decided on four tacos: fried chicken, ground bison, lobster, and grilled cheese. The fried chicken and kale taco was our absolute favorite taco! The kale is a nice balance to the fried chicken and since it's their signature taco, we recommend giving it a try. You won't be disappointed. As exotic as the ground bison taco sounds, it tasted like a basic ground beef taco, but at $2, we'd order a couple of these to start.
At $8, the lobster taco is the most expensive and we get it - it's lobster - but in our opinion it had the least flavor of all the tacos. The grilled cheese "taco" is less taco, more slice of bread folded diagonally to resemble a taco filled with muenster cheese. Although the grilled cheese was good, the tomato lobster soup it's served with was extremely rich and buttery. We highly recommend you dip it with caution! A little goes a long way. We also tried a side of russet potatoes which was complemented perfectly by the smoky and spicy ghost chili aoli.
At about $50 for two people, this isn't exactly a regular taco spot, but the interesting flavor combinations had us so intrigued that we'll definitely be back to try the rest of the menu. The extensive wine and beer selection is also a huge plus if you want to meet friends here before heading over to Los Globos or The Echo.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Diablo.
3129 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026