The smell of chiles and meat simmering in a stew, wafting through the house as the sun goes down.
If you grew up in a traditional Mexican home, guisados brought you comfort and familiarity. They were the weekday preparations—simply braised, usually served with a side of rice, beans, and warm tortillas. Born in Boyle Heights in December 2010, Guisados set out to serve homestyle braises on handmade corn tortillas made to order from the fresh ground masa next door at Carnitas Uruapan. We created a simple menu, one which reminded us of home and how mom spent her afternoons. It’s that same feeling that we try to put into every bite—it’s simply how we ate.
Within four years we’ve expanded to locations in Echo Park & Downtown and most recently West Hollywood. Along the way we've cultivated a community of artists, grown our Guisados family, and remained true to our homestyle cooking. Being so close to home, our stews and masa are still made and delivered from the Boyle Heights location—multiple times a day—in order to ensure freshness and love in every bite.
“Just the way my mom used to make them."
Armando De La Torre Sr. & Armando De La Torre Jr.
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