Los Angeles Loves This Innovative Taco Omakase | Line Around The Block


Joe Avella: Guerrilla
Tacos is a popular taqueria in downtown LA known for
unique and innovative tacos. Its high acclaim got Guerrilla Tacos featured in an episode of
“Taco Chronicles” on Netflix. Today, we’re doing the omakase menu, a Japanese phrase that means
“I’ll leave it up to you” where chef Avila and
his team decide that day what they’re serving. Seven courses! What will they be? I have no idea. You’ll find out when I find out. Wes Avila: What sets Guerrilla
Tacos apart from other tacos is that we’re uniquely Angelino, meaning, like, our
ingredients are pretty broad. We use a lot of stuff that is local. A lot of local seafood. Like, you’ll see later today, I’ve brought in some local halibut. We get sea urchin. We play with a lot of stuff like that but take other techniques, using Mexican techniques,
French techniques, whatever, under the
melting pot of Los Angeles that I like to use. That’s what makes it uniquely Angelino. Customer: This is my second time here. When I saw this spot on Netflix, I was like, I have to come check it out. And I like the decoration,
the colors; it’s art. And the food is art. Customer: We were just
kinda asking some locals where we can get some really good food, and they recommended that we come here. We got a variety of different ones, and I feel like each one kinda
had its own kinda, like, DNA. Its own kinda, like, vibe. Wes: Well, we started our
omakase menu back in June as a way to let my chefs and my cooks be able to express themselves. We’ll do seven courses. Whatever it is that comes in, whatever it is that we have
that we’re playing with, and we’ll just do something special. On the menu, it just says “just trust us.” And that’s what we mean. Just trust us. Joe: I don’t think I’ve
ever done any sort of, like, “Chef, surprise me” or “I
trust you” sort of menu. I’m Mr. Decision Fatigue when it comes to going to any restaurant. I as an adult cannot
make my own decisions, so let that adult do it for me. The omakase menu is $75 for seven courses, two of which will be desserts. All right, it’s an oyster. He told me what type. I instantly forgot. And it also comes with a shot that I’m assuming I drink, so I don’t know if I gotta pour it on here or just take the hit and then drink up, so I’m gonna do the latter. I’m
gonna go boom and then boom. No, I think I was supposed
to pour that on there. That’s excellent. First one down, and
I’m already very happy. Halibut, heirloom tomatoes, cilantro. For him to have this window
where he can kinda be creative and do whatever he’s feeling that day, it really makes it exciting. If this was just on the menu, maybe as a starter or something, no way I’m getting it. No
way I would think, like, “Oh, I wanna start out with a ceviche.” I like ceviche, I just never
would have thought…gotten it. I would have gotten, I don’t know, mozzarella sticks or something. No tacos yet, but hoping that
they’ll start coming out soon. [crunching] Oh, man, that’s so good. Have you had fava beans before? I’ve never had them before. All I know is the reference
from “Silence of the Lambs.” And Hannibal Lecter knows
what’s up with the beans, man. These are great. And this blue-corn tortilla
chip with the olive oil, this thing is excellent. All right, look at this thing. I don’t know how I’m even
picking this thing up. [crunching] Yo! This is the type of taco that
people are coming here for. The soft-shell crab is, like, really firm, really crisp, you know? It’s fried to, like, perfection. The tortilla itself is also
a lot firmer than it looks, so it’s not falling apart at all. And just a little bit of heat to it, so the whole thing works so well together. I mean, look at this thing. It’s a sturdy taco. OK, so this will be the
first taquito I’ve had not from a 7-Eleven, so I’m excited about that. Deep-fried shrimp taquito, yo. I absolutely love it. This
thing is packed with shrimp. Joe: Really great. Now I get it. Now I get why they’re so popular. Every course is better than
the last one, definitely. [singing] Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo,
it’s a strawberry doughnut. Joe: Oh, I thought we
were starting. I’m sorry. This is about as fresh as they come. Perfect. Mm. Perfect way to end this. Strawberries are fresh.
The doughnuts are fresh. Perfect. Looks like we are ending
this delicious meal with fresh melon. I didn’t catch which
melon this was, but…. That’s not cantaloupe, is it? Joe: I don’t know. I don’t
know a lot about melons. What are the good names of other melons? Joe: OK. Joe: Maybe honeydew. Joe: Definitely not watermelon. Is a mango a melon? Joe: Is that a melon? Joe: This was excellent. It
was, like, a soup-to-nuts meal. I can’t say soup to nuts. There’s no soup or nuts. I don’t think anything
that I was served today, besides maybe the taquitos, was something that I would be like, “Oh, that sounds great, I’ll get that.” But I’m glad that I did it because everything that
came out was better than the thing that came before it. $75 is a little out of my price range, but, I mean, it was really good. It’s definitely worth $75. I probably wouldn’t have done it, but I’m glad I did. Now, these tacos are known for having some of the most inventive flavors, combinations…
[truck roaring] He uses a lot of seasonal… [truck roaring] But I’m trying their omakase menu…
[truck roaring] How many trucks are in this city?

94 Comments

  1. Vansh Sood said:

    The first

    November 7, 2019
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  2. 10.000 Subscribers without videos challenge said:

    Who's been here with food Insider before 2019?

    Show yourself in comment section 😉♥️

    November 7, 2019
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  3. Joel Hall said:

    Waste of money lol

    November 7, 2019
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  4. Jason Lin said:

    I mean it looks good, but way over priced for $75 especially for a meal where I know I will leave hungry.

    November 7, 2019
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  5. chris heredia said:

    I see why its 75 bucks super fresh looks good but maybe a little bigger portion on just make it 100 bucks but make it enough for 2 people

    November 7, 2019
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  6. Abu Huraira said:

    Looks his moustaches have enjoyed the foods more than his mouth and throat

    November 7, 2019
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  7. Antonio Chang said:

    Mexican food is cheap to make and does not justify paying that much for that, unless they were all premium ingredients.

    November 7, 2019
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  8. Foodie Lah! said:

    It’s probably feast or famine.

    November 7, 2019
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  9. Rockstar Eater said:

    Advice for much cheaper taco omakase: Street tacos with 10 different choices for a dollar each.

    November 7, 2019
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  10. Jade Laj said:

    I like this guy

    November 7, 2019
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  11. UnknownDirector said:

    Who else is a true fan of Food Insider😍

    *Im giFtiNg mY nexť 25 SubsCriBerŚ

    November 7, 2019
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  12. Parker Gabriel said:

    $75? Where’s the rest?

    November 7, 2019
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  13. John Davis said:

    Is that Sydney's husband?

    November 7, 2019
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  14. Evelyn Widjaja said:

    Mango is not melon

    November 7, 2019
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  15. VinCenz0 said:

    $75 seems a bit steep for omakase menu

    November 7, 2019
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  16. Sierra said:

    I have been crushing on this guy from long time😂

    November 7, 2019
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  17. C Los said:

    Expensive hipster tacos ✅

    November 7, 2019
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  18. Name Last name said:

    I thought 75 dollars for 7 course meal is pretty decent before watching the video, but c’mon they served him melon …

    November 7, 2019
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  19. Abe Froman said:

    The portions are far too small for $75 or £60!!

    November 7, 2019
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  20. Passion for food said:

    Yeah I mean, I could eat for a week for $75 you guys? But okay, it does look tasty!

    November 7, 2019
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  21. Daniel Rodriguez said:

    I was planning on going and saw the price tag lol never mind

    November 7, 2019
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  22. NV_1790 said:

    That is a ceviche? I say this while eating some ceviche lol

    November 7, 2019
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  23. Blue Sky said:

    Way too over priced for the minimal quality they're offering

    November 7, 2019
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  24. Merak said:

    Wow..we would need a lifetime or more to taste all these food across the globe😂

    November 7, 2019
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  25. Tijana J said:

    This is too expencive! Who would pay $10 for a corse witch is that small?

    November 7, 2019
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  26. Ivette Days said:

    We do?

    November 7, 2019
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  27. R ay said:

    おまかせか

    November 7, 2019
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  28. Eihctir Beelat said:

    is mango a melon?
    yeah, sure

    REALLY!!?

    November 7, 2019
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  29. Phoebe Chong said:

    Y not have actual food review tho…

    November 7, 2019
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  30. Sayali Sawant said:

    $75 for one meal and they served him watermelon.. RIP savings

    November 7, 2019
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  31. Bald Guy said:

    Funny how the background person agreed that mangoes are melons.

    November 7, 2019
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  32. Ultra Fox said:

    mabye 20 bucks then it would be worth . mabye

    November 7, 2019
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  33. Aiden said:

    This shit looks like a waste a money

    November 7, 2019
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  34. Weareonenation303 said:

    Make a vid about LA overpricing everything and ripping off people.

    November 7, 2019
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  35. Happy Hour Girl Kola said:

    Hi everyone 👋. I eat on camera 📸. The taco here are delicious, small, over priced and overrated.

    November 7, 2019
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  36. Ayo Fro said:

    I knew it was going to be expensive for no reason

    November 7, 2019
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  37. Enrique Rendon said:

    $75!!!?!?!???
    Really? I can gat all that for $10 here in Tijuana.

    November 7, 2019
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  38. eldi kurniawan said:

    Omakase guys . Iam just gonna do the eating .

    November 7, 2019
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  39. leen life said:

    Too bad i don't eat seafood..

    November 7, 2019
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  40. THATONE KIDISBACK said:

    You can buy tacos from an Illegal on the sidewalk for $1 in LA

    November 7, 2019
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  41. Tighe Avila said:

    That’s my cousin

    November 7, 2019
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  42. Angelo Liwanag said:

    $75?? Bruh. I can get some fire ass tacos for $1 and some change. God damn you got me F*$ked up with this.

    November 7, 2019
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  43. Sailorperson said:

    $75 for that? LMAO white folks must love getting ripped off

    November 7, 2019
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  44. Ricardeo Chaman said:

    I don't like how the title says LA loves this, when not many people even know of this spot.If you were to ask the average person in LA if they knew this place they would say no.

    November 7, 2019
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  45. Mizz Bella said:

    One day meat will be a thing of the past, this is not even interesting, over priced tacos, with meat and cabbage.

    November 7, 2019
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  46. el comentario irreverente said:

    Tacos inspired Omakase menu in LA for ($75) more expensive than Sushi Omakase in Tsukiyi Market in Tokyo??? A TOTAL RIP OFF!!! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

    November 7, 2019
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  47. Manuel Escobedo said:

    Only stupid millenials will eat this shit.

    November 7, 2019
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  48. SanMan said:

    And you got scammed for 75 bucks LMAO

    November 7, 2019
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  49. M Cahill said:

    Ridiculous 75$ tacos yeah OK!

    November 7, 2019
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  50. physicalfitness said:

    $75 really, most be a Netflix tax

    November 7, 2019
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  51. I do not associate with nIggers said:

    Too all the black people here. You disgust me

    November 7, 2019
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  52. Edisa Kuroki said:

    2 expensive

    November 7, 2019
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  53. Jan Diga22 said:

    I like the talking with producer thing, you feel someone with you except the one you watch

    November 7, 2019
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  54. mt nguyen said:

    Not even eating at a counter.. this is not a omakase this is just mexican roulette menu

    November 7, 2019
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  55. I do not associate with nIggers said:

    Trailer trash in trouble

    November 7, 2019
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  56. joetheshits said:

    That was not worth $75 for appetizer. When's the real food coming?

    November 7, 2019
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  57. Brosephsride said:

    Flipping tortillas with a spatula?

    Pass.
    No, thank you. 👋

    November 7, 2019
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  58. fried Sushi said:

    75$ for 7 course meal, 2 of which are cheap deserts.

    A Single Oyster 10$
    Ceviche 10$
    Taco 1. 11$
    Taco 2 11$
    Taco 3. 11$
    A doughnut. 11$
    9 melon balls. 11$

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    November 7, 2019
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  59. fried Sushi said:

    10$ for a single oyster. Lol

    November 7, 2019
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  60. GDUDEify said:

    This guy knows so little about food

    November 7, 2019
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  61. HeyZues Vasquez said:

    Attention everyone! YOU'RE PAYING $75 FOR AN EXPERIENCE.

    November 7, 2019
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  62. RZARECTAH7 said:

    Not tacos pure garbage hipster crap

    November 7, 2019
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  63. sebastien foster said:

    we want herrine!!!!!!

    November 7, 2019
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  64. mojarraescucha said:

    Esto no son tacos

    November 7, 2019
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  65. barondorado said:

    Los Angeles is a shithole. Filled with diseases, homeless, illegals, high cost of living and lowest in quality of life.
    Do a video on the epidemic that's going on here.

    November 7, 2019
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  66. Ahreum Sean said:

    I dont know what kind of tacos are worth to pay 75 bucks, seems like overpricing instagram food

    November 7, 2019
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  67. Fernavi said:

    It’s a daily changing menu based on freshness and uniqueness. Anyone trying to compare this to what you can get on a taco truck is an idiot. If you want your moneys worth in quantity or quality, get stuff from their regular menu, it’s amazing. The 75 dollars is to get a peak at the innovations in the chef’s kitchen.

    November 7, 2019
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  68. BTS CTS said:

    Over hyped, over estimated, over priced. Tried it and it disappointed so much. We walked across the street and had some pizza at Tony’s, that totally made up for our visit at guerrilla.

    November 7, 2019
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  69. Daphne Yan said:

    i can understand where the price is coming from because it is the thrill of trusting the chef, but yea, for the ingredients used and food served, the price is a bit too pricey. maybe for a first time experience, but not somewhere i would wanna to regularly

    November 8, 2019
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  70. Sabit Ahmed said:

    Typical Michelin 🌟 wannabe without the skills or ingredients! Smh!

    November 8, 2019
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  71. FitAngie said:

    That shrimp Taquito and strawberry donut! wow yes please

    November 8, 2019
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  72. Joshua Mendoza said:

    This shit is a waste of 75 bucks

    November 8, 2019
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  73. Carl Jung said:

    Some people can pay themselves nice restaurant meals.

    November 8, 2019
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  74. Massive Progeria said:

    Japanese stole sushi from Mexican.

    November 8, 2019
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  75. telly diana dayondon said:

    Will as some people says you pay for the experience and taste…but the melon is just a let down..

    November 8, 2019
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  76. William Beach said:

    This is good but I'm a bit confused why you would have someone who'd pick mozzarella sticks over ceviche, never tried a taquito that wasn't from 7/11, and think a mango is a type of melon host a food show.

    November 8, 2019
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  77. We Love Libraries said:

    This dude looks like poker vlogger Andrew Neeme

    November 8, 2019
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  78. Masked Savage said:

    Dont worry yall this hipster trash will be gone by the next recession

    November 8, 2019
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  79. joek money said:

    Lol this host is mehhhh 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨 what is he even saying!???

    November 8, 2019
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  80. howzerqwerty said:

    Everyone is talking about the price. But no one is saying anything about the fact that there is an actual ghost hosting the video.

    November 8, 2019
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  81. Emily P. said:

    $10.71 each for 2 bite courses that you can buy at the store or any other restaurant for so much cheaper.

    November 8, 2019
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  82. chortlesinthecorner said:

    Oof $75 seems a bit high. $50 would be fair for that setting. Looked great though.

    November 8, 2019
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  83. hong kong said:

    My channel is about food https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLgaAMx4x8s

    November 8, 2019
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  84. Jesse Vera said:

    Best ceviche Linda mariscos (East la on Olympic Blvd) fire!

    November 8, 2019
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  85. John Doe said:

    $75 for that joke of a menu. First of all that was 1 amuse bouche, 1 small ceviche app, 3 “real courses” which were just variations on typical single tacos, 1 dessert and 1 palate cleanse – because balled melon should never be labeled a course. This place should be embarrassed…..with tax+tip your paying $100 for that – pathetic.

    November 8, 2019
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  86. bosfoodku said:

    WawwwAmazing

    November 8, 2019
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  87. al hua said:

    what a rip

    November 8, 2019
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  88. Lemuel Yosheb Bethsebeth said:

    $75 for a taco, got away carnal.

    November 8, 2019
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  89. Salomon Hurtado said:

    $75 no, no, no, no, Sir 😠😧😡😦

    November 8, 2019
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  90. Vani Aggarwal said:

    $75…. it's not worth it…india u will get allot better in a 5 star

    November 8, 2019
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  91. 맛있는여행 Delicious travel said:

    광어 크다 ~ !!

    November 8, 2019
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  92. kevin caballero said:

    damn expensive

    November 8, 2019
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  93. Lytwen Hondrada said:

    Too expensive for those food. Duhh

    November 8, 2019
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  94. Calisto Riviera said:

    Looks like a cool meal for sure, but I don’t think the value is there at $75.00. Didn’t really seem all that substantial and you’d probably need some real tacos afterwards just to fill up.

    November 8, 2019
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