New Crispy On The Block

Loteria Grill Los Angeles

When I say "chicharrón", you think pork. The rind, to be exact, deep-fried to finger-lickin' good. Stuffed in tacos or simply served in a plastic sack, this naughtily delicious snack is implicitly piggy. Not so at Loteria Grill...

At Jimmy Shaw's Mexican mini-empire, their signature chicharrón is made with cheese. This new crispy on the block is made from a Oaxaca/Jack blend that is slathered on a hot griddle, then quickly formed into a queso tent. Picture the cheesiness of a Cheez-It, yet instead of a processed, snack food flavored with a whiff of cheddar, this creative "chip" is 100% cheese. Served with some of the best guacamole in town, this pork-a-holic doesn't even miss the pig. Chicharrón de queso + a michelada classico = happiest of hours at Loteria Grill.