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Spirits: Flavored Tanteo tequilas paired expertly with Yxta Cocina Mexicana cuisine

Yzta Cocina Mexicana, the oasis of superb Mexican food nestled east of downtown Los Angeles, played host to a Tanteo Tequila tasting in early April 2012. Tanteo is one of the few premium brands that infuse flavors into 100% Weber blue agave tequila as part of their manufacturing process. Their three flavors were offered neat and in cocktails to a group of tequila loving patrons at the special pairing event. Yxta’s Chef Jose Acevedo presented three tasty appetizers that were served with the tequila. [...]

Restaurants: Yxta Cocina Mexicana Serves Fine Food at an East LA Oasis

Nestled in a mini-mall several blocks east of downtown Los Angeles is a classy and modern Mexican restaurant called Yxta. In a neighborhood that looks like it requires a Marine escort to navigate safely, this fine eatery serves some delicious, modern interpretations of Mexican cuisine. Owner Jesse Gomez and Chef Jose Acevedo are working on launching a new restaurant, Mercado, in downtown Santa Monica. They recently served a showcase four course dinner menu paired with Tequila Ocho cocktails and flights to preview the new restaurant. [...]