World Meet Modern Mexican Food: Tocaya Organica Review by Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven



Tocaya Organica Review





World meet Mexican food.  Modern Mexican cuisine that is to say.  

As cultural exchanges occur over time and space the local references and common ideas of cuisine are reshaped, reformed, and renewed.  The cuisine of Mexico is no exception.  The modern era of restaurants is rooted in the enduring contributions, principles, and ingredients of the past.  The transformation of societies is revealed in the foods they consume, the recipes they create in their homes, and the current trends affecting the foodservice trades.  In cities across the globe, including Los Angeles, we are constantly witnessing the food of Mexico enjoying the fruits of these cultural exchanges. 

“Tocaya Organica [tow kye yuh] was born out of a mission for better eating.  We’ve created a movement behind our signature ‘Modern Organic Mexican’ cuisine by using the highest quality ingredients paired with bold flavors.  We offer salads, tacos, bowls, and burritos – serving them in a sophisticated yet accessible fast casual setting.  Our versatile menu is rooted in traditional Mexican recipes, naturally accommodating a variety of preferences including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.”

These transformation of Mexican cuisine, as well as plates from other countries, is occurring within Mexico, Los Angles, Europe, in big and small cities alike.  Excellent chefs and creative types are utilizing Mexican staples such as rice, beans, cacao, and corn along with local ingredients to celebrate the classics as well as enjoy the food in a new way.  In conjunction with modern sensibilities.  Tocaya Organica is part of the Modern Mexican movement.


  


Tocaya is also a gem in The Madera Group, owned and operated by Amrou Manaseer and Tosh Berman.  “Locally sourced organic produce is the foundation of our chef driven menu.  Underscoring our commitment to serving natural and sustainable ingredients, Tocaya Organica only serves meats and fish that are fresh, never frozen, and are 100% percent free of hormones, steroids, and antibiotics.  Above all, we believe in making choices that have a positive impact on our health, our communities, and future of our planet.  Better eating is achieved with every meal, down to every last detail.  Always organic, always sustainable.”

There are numerous dining options in Los Angeles, California.  Each of the neighborhoods, from Downtown to Hollywood, Santa Monica to Echo Park, and Beverly Hills has a multitude of restaurants for good eats.  Here is where my expert knowledge of cooking, restaurants, and trusted expertise comes in handy.  Many readers rely on Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven as a source for how-to and where-to regarding cookery, culture, and community.  Pull up to table at Tocaya and enjoy.





Recommendations

1.  Tocaya Organica, Sunset Plaza is located at 8720 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90069.  Other locations include Venice, Miami, Florida, San Diego, and more.  The Sunset Plaza location is within walking distance to shopping, hotels, apartments, bars, clubs, and much more.  Easily accessible by taxi or car service.  Street parking is available.

2.  Peak times occur on weekends and during special events in the city.  Arrive early to secure a table.

3.  Consider the following menu items

Tacos with your choice of protein and queso (substitute butter lettuce shell by request).  

Cali Green:  chicken tinga and manchego, sliced onion, avocado, vinaigrette.

Chicken Tinga:  organic shredded free-range chicken breast stewed with chipotle en adobo tomatoes.

Queso Manchego:  buttery yellow sheep's milk cheese.

Housemade Plantain Chips

Salsa Trio:  pico de gallo (chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, fresh chili pepper, salt, and key lime juice), tomatillo (green tomatoes of Mexico) salsa, and diablo salsa (spicy tomato-based dipping sauce).

Guacamole:  pomegranate seeds, lime, pepitas (squash seeds), jalapeƱo, cilantro, and house-made crispy plantain chips (corn chips by request).

Aguas Fresca: watermelon limeade.

Click on the play button below to play the video of Tocaya's farmers' marker bowl.







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