El Ruso

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L.A. restaurants with Mexican food delivery and takeout

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 3, 2020

Carryout tacos from El Ruso in Boyle Heights. (Bill Addison / Los Angeles Times) El Ruso Walter Soto and Julia Silva make some of the most spectacular tacos in Los Angeles. Silva is a tortilla artist; Sonoran-style flour discs are her pliant canvases. Soto

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Review: El Ruso in Boyle Heights has some of the best tortillas in L.A.

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 16, 2020

craft; it was as if she had vision in her hands. Her mastery yielded nearly translucent, elastic discs. Julia Silva makes flour tortillas. (Silvia Razgova / For The Times) The magnificence of the tacos has made El Ruso a crucial stop on the Los Angeles

three years, and they’ve been perfecting their techniques together for 20. Combining culinary traditions from Sonora and Baja California, El Ruso looks to be made for the moment in tacos. Soto is a native of Tijuana. He was 17 when he landed his first

L.A. summer dining: 5 restaurants and an ice cream shop

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 1, 2021

. Expect it to only grow longer. 2118 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, (323) 379-3635, mooscraftbarbecue.com A mixed plate of tacos from El Ruso. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) El Ruso The silver taco trailer run by taquero Walter Soto and tortilla master

same intersection. As El Ruso has settled into the next-level popularity it achieved over the last couple of years, its greatest contribution to L.A. has arguably been the sobaquera, a specialty of Silva’s native Sonora. A flour tortilla is stretched to

6 must-try dishes at San Gabriel's new food hall

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 8, 2022

the works. Jenn Harris has the story. Gustavo Arellano has a column about taco phenom El Ruso and the vital presence of street vendors in Los Angeles. For dry January, Jenn and Stephanie visit new Silver Lake store Soft Spirits to weigh in on 14

The most affordable from The Times' list of 101 Best Restaurants in L.A.

Bill AddisonRestaurant Critic • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2022

— who combine culinary traditions from Sonora, Sinaloa and Baja California — have made El Ruso a crucial stop on the Los Angeles taco circuit. Recently, they relocated their silver taco trailer from Boyle Heights to the corner of Sunset Boulevard and

-chewy tacos made with agujas (bone-in beef rib). Still, El Ruso’s greatest contribution to L.A. has arguably been the sobaquera, a specialty of Silva’s native Sonora. Her flour tortilla is stretched to the size of a dinner plate and then folded like a

The return of weekly restaurant reviews

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 26, 2021

meat-free version of Tommy’s chili burger; spinach-artichoke dip; and strawberry muffins) developed by former cooking editor Genevieve Ko. Also don’t miss Ben Mims’ vegan carrot-banana cake. Advertisement Finally, Jean Trinh reports on El Ruso’s first

New event brings L.A.'s best taqueros and taqueras to Downtown L.A.

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 21, 2020

found at Mercado de Coyoacán in Mexico City. On Friday, Martinez will make his signature tlayudas. And on Saturday night, he's cooking Sierra Norte Zoogocho-style lamb barbacoa tacos. Next up, Oct. 29-31, Marsicos Jalisco and Tacos El Ruso will host

three surf and turf nights inspired by Esparza's recent northern Mexican taco crawl. Mariscos Jalisco will make shrimp tacos while Tacos El Ruso will make carne asada. The third week in the series will feature chef Priscilla Curiel of San Ysidro's

Most affordable L.A. restaurants of the 101 list: 2020 edition

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 16, 2020

melted Monterey Jack cheese and pummeled with carne asada. Hours and menu items change often; El Ruso updates its Instagram account daily with the latest info. Elvia Huerta and Alex Garcia of the ride-or-die “metal taco” duo named Evil Cooks drive around