If you've got Mexican fare on the brain, you're in luck: We've found the freshest Long Beach eateries to quell your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Mexican food.
Plancha Latin Kitchen
3860 Worsham Ave., Suite 300, Long Beach
Plancha Latin Kitchen is a Latin American, Peruvian and Mexican spot.
On the menu, look for the vegetarian arepa, with chipotle sauce, cabbage, cilantro and onions and the pescado veracruz, with plancha rice, black beans, veracruze fixins pescado, Latin sofrito and cilantro.
Plancha Latin Kitchen currently holds 4.5 stars out of 24 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Vi M., who reviewed Plancha Latin Kitchen on Oct. 31, wrote, "I'm thoroughly impressed with the food selections here. You have the option of getting one of their preset items (sandwiches/bowls) or create your own. Everything was flavorful and perfectly seasoned."
Plancha Latin Kitchen is open from 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. daily.
5726 E. Seventh St., Long Beach
Blue Burro is a Mexican and breakfast and brunch spot, offering salads and more.
In the morning, consider a breakfast burrito, filled with either ham, eggs, cheese, beans and steak. For lunch, there are burritos with grilled shrimp, steak, marinated chicken and pork, guacamole, salsa fresca, refried beans, cheese, onions and cilantro, as well as tacos, salads and fries loaded with a variety of toppings. Also, expect to find a variety of shakes, including the blue horchata, oblea cajeta and chocolate.
With a 4.5-star rating out of 13 reviews on Yelp, Blue Burro has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Brina M., who reviewed Blue Burro on November 2, wrote, "We got the Cali Burrito, Surf'n'Turf Burrito and Oblea Cajeta shake and a drink. Both burritos were delicious but I have to say, the Surf'n'Turf was my favorite, with just the right amounts of asada and shrimp. The shake was so good."
Blue Burro is open from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.
2233 Pacific Ave., Long Beach
Joliza's Tacos is a Mexican spot.
Joliza's Tacos serves tacos, burritos, tortas, and quesadillas on the menu. Tortas include a choice of meat, mayo, beans, lettuce, tomato and salsa, while the tacos and burritos have meat, rice, beans, onions, cilantro and salsa. There is also a combination plate with meat, rice and beans and menudo. Add a Mexican coke or horchata to wash it all down.
With a five-star Yelp rating out of 16 reviews on Yelp, Joliza's Tacos has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Karay M., who was one of the first users to visit Joliza's Tacos on October 28, wrote, "From the very light fry on the small corn tortilla to the most delicious green/red sauce you'll ever taste, this place knocked our socks off. We tried the tacos de papa, carne asada, carnitas, pollo and pastor. The meats were cooked so well, and were so flavorful and juicy."
Joliza's Tacos is open from 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m.–8 p.m. on Tuesday-Sunday.
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