8200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9004634.097781 -118.367636
Mon - Wed, 11am - midnight; Thu - Sat, 11am - 3am; Sun, 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
Worst Takeout Experience Ever – My boyfriend and I were in the mood for tortilla soup. We made the mistake of not calling in the order ahead of time.
I waited 30 minutes for a cup of soup. No joke. Everyone who ordered after me received their tacos, burritos, and full dishes while I still waited for my soup.
Oh by the way, if your menu says one price, you can't just make up your own price. I left the place with 2 soups for $16.00 that should have been $5.50 each. You do the math.
When I finally got home with my precious soup I took one taste and gagged. I mean I am the type of person that will eat almost anything, yet I gagged. It was inedible. I almost cried as I threw away 30 minutes, $16, and the most disgusting soup I have ever had.
the best burritos – i love it. their carne asada burrito is awesome!! its my go-to place for a quick mexican meal.
Food is good, but be careful! – My boyfriend and I recently ate at Pinches and the food itself was really great. The Carnitas and homemade chips were to die for and they serve Coke in glass bottles so that's pretty good too. But the girl cashing us out first gave us an outrageous total then lowered it by a few dollars and we payed that. When we sat down we figured out that we were still being overcharged so my boyfriend went in and asked for a receipt. They lady gave him money back without him even mentioning a problem which seemed suspicious. When we were leaving we heard another couple discussing how they might have been overcharged also. So my advice is be careful and always ask for a receipt!
Awesome Mexican Food – I crave their asada burritos. Its stuffed full of tender beef, yummy guac, and beans and rice. Its a hefty burrito. Pretty quick service which makes it a great lunch spot if you work in the WeHo area. Very "festive" atmosphere. Its not a nice quiet dining experience. Its loud, boisterous, and fun. Ask for their hot sauce on the side if you like things hot. I think its a homemade mix...and its YUMMY! I CRAVE THIS PLACE!!!
Should really be called INCHES Tacos – The service was very good. The atmosphere is loud outside, but inside it is empty. Food? Therein lies the problem of Pinches Tacos. Simply remove the 'P' and you will discover the truth of this deplorable restaurant. These tacos, you will see, are only a few inches in length. I couldn't believe it. So tiny. Only three bites per taco. Three tacos, counted three bites. 9 bites for 3 tacos. Not a good ratio. Especially not for $16. Rice was a bit lime-y-ish (taste is crappy). Say they will give you beans, give you vague globbity gloop instead. Tastes good, though. Guacamole is one of the better items on the Mexican menu.
I love Mexican food...this is not a place I love...you do the math – Not going to lie...the red beans and rice didn't miss me...I LOVE Mexican. Stay away from this place UNLESS you're strolling home from the bars and stumble upon it.
I've been there twice and had very different experiences...
First visit, post-bars (around 1AM)...2 carne asada tacos were DELISH. Was it there beer that I drank hours before that was making it so good!? I dunno. My drunk company agreed that the tacos were decent.
Second and last visit, for dinner...chicken burrito and there was DARK meat and "boingy" parts (you know what I'm talking about...when the chicken still has the tendon or whatever attached) in the burrito. It's was disgusting and I couldn't even eat a quarter of it. My sober company agreed that the food was NASTY.
That said, I will NOT be returning.
Their parking lot is a pain in the butt, too.
Que Delicioso – As a lover of Mexican food, specifically my native Tex-Mex, I am always searching for the best Mexican food LA has to offer. That said, Pinches Tacos is delicious. The chicken mole is flavored perfectly with the right amount of sweet and spicy, and yes, it's messy, but tacos are a finger food and you should expect to use a couple napkins if you're too polite to lick your fingers. The carne asada is equally delicious, especially when slathered in the spicy green sauce that comes with it. The tacos de camarones (shrimp) are lightly fried and extremely flavorful; when paired with the delicious guacamole they're even better (note: guacamole that is made right should not need tomatoes and huge chunks of onion to add flavor). Another plus is that all of the produce is home-grown on the family farm, according to the menu.
Dry and bland – I live very close to Pinches tacos, saw some great reviews and was really looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately the fish was extremely dry, the carnitas were tasteless and the guacamole was bland and had no tomatoes or jalapenos in it - basically just smushed avocado. Maybe the quality was low because we stopped by on a late Sunday afternoon. Unfortunate!
yummmmmmmmy – So I was tempted to write a bad review in order to prevent people form coming here....but I just couldn't!!! This place is to DIE for. I don't eat chicken or beef so I'm not the review to read if that's what your in the mood for but I do however eat the fish and shrimp! My favorite things to eat there are the shrimp salad, shrimp tacos (yummmmmmmmmy, I can't eat tacos anywhere else now!!), and there taquitos with potato and cheese (which are to die for,but HOT, so don't burn your mouth!) It can however get pricey if your getting the seafood! But nonetheless worth the cash...Every time I'm there and I see someone reading the menu , I always tell them its a MUST! Enjoy fellow mexican loving amigos!
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