Siete Luminarias

Brothers Ramón and Luis García own and operate this restaurant, yet another standout amid Cherokee Street’s purveyors of traditional Mexican fare. The place knows its way around tacos, tortas and other standard taqueria fare, but be sure to try some of the more exotic offerings: pambazo is a torta with bread soaked in guajillo-chile sauce; tlacoyos are masa cakes stuffed with melted cheese; tacos de cabeza are made from beef cheeks and other morsels from the bovine noggin. The carnitas here might be the best rendered pork in town.

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