Guisados – the smell of chiles and meat simmering in a stew, wafting through the house as the sun goes down… If you grew up in a traditional Mexican home, guisados brought you comfort and familiarity. They were the weekday preparations—simply braised, usually served with a side of rice, beans, and warm tortillas. Born in Boyle Heights in December 2010, Guisados set out to serve homestyle braises on handmade corn tortillas made to order from the fresh ground masa next door at Carnitas Uruapan. We created a simple menu, one which reminded us of home and how mom spent her afternoons. It’s that same feeling that we try to put into every bite—it’s simply how we ate.
Guisados’ third location (after Boyle Heights and Echo Park) opened in the Spring Arcade in August of 2014 as one of two Spring Street facing anchors.