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Benny’s Tacos: We do Day of the Dead Catering!

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El Dia de los Muertos, or, the Day of the Dead 

So, the month of October is finally upon us, as is the cooling of the weather and the ever-popular holiday of Halloween. However, Halloween is not the only important holiday that takes occurs at the end of October.   We also have another festival that is today celebrated across the world but originated in Mexico. It is the Day of the Dead, or in Spanish, El Dia de Los Muertos. Believed to have been celebrated in some form or another for three millennia, it is one of the oldest holidays in human history, and strongly lives on today.   However, what is it?

El Dia de Los Muertos  (or the Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated across Mexico.  It starts on October 31st and ends November 2nd.  It is a festival largely influenced by pre-Columbian indigenous cultures to Mexico as a means of honoring one’s ancestors. As described by the late writer Frances Ann Day, El Diade Los Muertos consists of three separate dates.  October 31st is All Hallows Eve, a date in which children make altars to invite the spirits of dead children to return from the dead  to visit the living.  November 1st is All Saints Day, when it is believed adult spirits come to visit their living descendents.  November 2nd is All Souls Day, when families visit cemeteries to decorate the graves of their loved ones. Graves are decorated in colorful ways, including flowers and marigolds, lit candles, tequila and other agave-sourced alcoholic beverages for the adult spirits, toys for the children spirits, and the favorite candy of each departed family member.  In addition to setting up altars, family members will often have picnics at the gravesites of their loved ones, where they will enjoy eating their loved ones’ favorite foods.  This can be difficult, for as we all know cooking for large company can be both costly as well time consuming.  Thankfully, it doesn’t have to!

Introducing Day of the Dead catering at Benny’s Tacos

We are happy to announce that we at Benny’s Tacos perform Day of the Dead catering. Let us take the edge off your El Dia De Los Muertos celebration.  Whether you want delicious tacos with fresh handmade tortillas, cool salads made with the freshest of ingredients, high-quality chicken, quesadillas, churros, or more, we have you covered with the freshest Mexican food in Los Angeles. Allow us to handle your Day of the Dead catering so you can instead spend more time this holiday celebrating with your family. Open every day of the week from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM, we are always around to prepare delicious hot meals for your family and friends.

For the entire month of October (and November!), we will be offering 10% off of all catering. Simply call Benny directly at 818-612-3875 to get this special. To find out more information on our day of the dead catering service and how it works, you can visit our catering page.

We look forward to serving you!

Mexican Food is Healthy and You Should Know How

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Mexican food is healthy and a delicacy, that can sometimes be impossible to ignore. People love Mexican food and in the state of California, it is engrained in the culture. However, is eating too much of it healthy for you? People love it and it’s starting to show up on more menus across the nation, but it’ll be wise for eaters to know if there are healthy options to the cuisine, as well as what the unhealthy options are.

Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie is West LA’s reliable Mexican food hub for delicious rotisserie chicken, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and so much more. We want to help you navigate our menu when you’re looking for healthy choices. We also want to give you some tips to avoid foods in high calories, sodium, and fat. Some individuals may worry that this cuisine will be detrimental to their current diet; rest assured, you won’t have to worry. The common misconception about Mexican food is that it’s not good for you and we’re here to help disprove it.

Mexican Food is one of the most Popular Cuisines in the US

Mexican food has become one of the most eaten cuisines in the US and has become a constant staple in the average Americans’ diet. A lot of the items in the menu of Mexican restaurants in the US can be loaded with sodium and saturated fat. Nachos smothered with melted cheese and a hearty dose of sour cream can certainly give an individual a fatty sensation. Furthermore, when the average Mexican entrees include beef, chicken, cheese, fried tortillas in huge bulks; how can you eat healthy?

Skip the Chips and Salsa

The basket of delectable tortilla chips and savory salsa is often irresistible, but if you are worried about your diet, then it would be better a large basket of only that. Chips & salsa contains too much fat and calories.

Chicken Instead of Ground Beef

It’s widely known that chicken is much healthier to eat than ground beef. For those who may not know, or need a little convincing beef (and red meats in general) tend to have more cholesterol and saturated fat than chicken according to Heart.org. White meat, like chicken also contains fewer calories, for those who still want to have Mexican food but are shaving off a few calories. At Benny’s, not only do we have Rotisserie chicken but Chipotle chicken as well. So choose chicken as your preferred protein for your burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and even nachos! With Rotisserie chicken we also offer it as a Whole chicken, Half chicken, or Quarter chicken, for those who are looking for a great chicken dish without all the extra ingredients that come with items like burritos and nachos.

Come visit us in Santa Monica to check out our great Mexican menu, full of healthy or healthier options that actually taste good!

Mexican Food is the Best Hangover Food!

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Have a Hangover?

At Benny’s Tacos, we make delicious Mexican food that also happens to be the best hangover food! We all know the feeling of having one too many at a party, or just on a regular night out. Waking up the next day could feel like a chore!

So what do you do? Drink a gallon of water and take ibuprofen. But why do that when a hearty, delicious meal can do the trick? In fact, greasy food is great as a preventive measure when drinking. According to Greatist, chomping down on it either during a night out or before going out can help absorb alcohol later as you’re drinking it. Assuming you forgot to stop by Benny’s Tacos before getting too intoxicated, we still have things on the menu that can serve as really good hangover food for the day after.

Menudo Soup

Our homemade Mexican soup is actually one of our traditional hangover remedies. We make it with special ingredients (like beef, tripe, chile powder, green onions and a lot more!) and served with corn tortillas. Menudo is traditionally eaten on the weekends, which is why we only offer it on Saturdays and Sundays.

According to Latin Life Menudo, “is said to stimulate the senses, rejuvenate the insides, and clear the head.” And we can guess why, the spices! The spices we use really warm your body up. Meanwhile, stimulating your senses helps relieve your headache and that pesky overall hangover feeling that you have. If you really want to sweat the hangover out, toss in some hot sauce, to give those spices a real kick! You’ll find out why Menudo is the best food for hangovers when you try ours.

Too Hungover to Make Food

Hangovers are a real nightmare! You’ve spent the morning trying to get out of bed and function, and by lunch or early evening, you’re finally ready to eat something. But you feel too weak, too tired, and too lazy to cook or prepare food (even the thought of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich seems like a huge task). That’s why you should come to Benny’s Tacos! If you’re going to be hungover, you might as well indulge in some tasty Mexican food. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and even rotisserie chicken can help you feel normal again with each bite. Let us cook and serve you while you consider the thought of drinking again. And if you don’t want to dine in, you can order your food to go, or if you feel too tired to make the trip you can order online from our two locations (in Westchester and Santa Monica). We have several options to order from like Grubhub, Eat24, UberEats, Doordash, and more! Let our delicious Mexican food cure your hangover.

Find Benny’s Tacos at the Latin Food Fest This Year!

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A Celebration You Can’t Miss

On March 24-25, the Latin Food Fest, America’s largest annual Hispanic Culinary celebration will arrive for the fifth time. This time, the fest will land adjacent to the famous Santa Monica pier, hoping to draw thousands of attendees, showcasing the masterworks of diverse Latin American cuisines while helping to bring awareness and raise funds for the fight against hunger for the Campanile Foundation. The fifth annual Latin Food Fest will also take place in San Diego, from August 18-19 and Orange County from November 10-11, 2017.

Why Celebrate?

The purpose of the Latin Food Fest is to celebrate the diversity of Latin American nations in the culinary world. The fest will highlight toothsome and savory dishes and beverages from a plethora of chefs, restaurants, and caterers; utilizing the tastes of Central and South America and the Caribbean cuisines. Attendees will be able to chow down on various Latin American dishes, from Cuban sandwiches, tacos, tamales, and llapingachos. There will also be tastings of wine and spirit brands from destinations such as Argentina and Chile.

Events

The events planned for the Latin Food Fest will certainly psych any foodie up. The fest will launch with the “Havana Nights Supperclub”, then the “Chefs Night Out Kickoff Party” on March 24. The next day will include “Gran Tasting”, the ultimate tasting experience, the energetic street food party “Mercado”, and chef’s dinner.

The Gran Tasting

The “Gran Tasting” is where restaurants, caterers, chefs, wineries, and distillers will be given the opportunity to showcase their finest dishes and products. All incoming attendees will have a grand time at every one of these events. Their palates will also be deeply satisfied as well.

We’ll Be There

Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie, with locations in Santa Monica and near LAX, is proud to be invited to be part of the list to exhibit our scrumptious dishes in the 2017 Gran Tasting. Benny’s Tacos will have a booth, where attendees may be able to enjoy their take on tacos, burritos, and possibly rotisserie chicken! We’ll be at the Latin Food Fest on March 25th from 11am-3pm adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier. We hope you all come in hungry and leave full satisfied! We’ll see you all there!

Impress The Rest With Great Burrito Eating Etiquette

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Burrito Eating Mess

In some ways, burritos are very similar to hamburgers. They’re both some of the most casual foods in every hungry eater’s minds, both edible treasures usually devoured with your hands, both are a staple in their cultures, and both can get pretty darn messy when you eat them. Walk into any Mexican food joint and tell us that you have not seen the inside of a burrito being scattered all over a plate. Burritos are several delicious ingredients of beans, rice, sour cream, meat, cheese; all held together by a single soft tortilla; there’s no way to know how long it will hold until it falls apart. However, believe it or not, there are right and wrong ways to eat a burrito. For this blog, we want to address some tips into the perfect burrito-eating etiquette and some ways to avoid when eating them.

Things to Avoid

Let’s directly dive in to what you should not do when devouring your burrito. These are several rookie moves people may take because they simply do not know any better.

1. Unwrapping the Entire Burrito

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Normally, burritos are wrapped in foil or paper. This is for good reason. The foil helps in preventing the burrito from falling apart as the wrapping may not be tight enough to hold the ingredients in. Pick it up with your bare hands; the burrito may implode right in front of you.

2. Laying It Down


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If you put your burrito on its side after taking a bite of it, some of the filling might drip out. Instead, place it upright, standing up if you need to put your burrito down and rest your hands. As long as the wrapping is secure and rolled well, then you can safely let go of your burrito, but if it’s not and it’s a little floppy; we recommend you to never let it go.

The Right Ways To Eat

Now, let’s discuss the cleaner and proper routes to take when chowing down a burrito.

1. Peel Down the Foil or Wrapping

While keeping the majority of the burrito wrapped in foil, peel down just over a quarter of the foil, maybe just an inch or two when you start eating. DO NOT UNWRAP THE ENTIRE BURRITO. The leftover wrapping should safely keep it all together. After unwrapping a little bit of it, stand it up and start eating!

2. Start at the Corner

As you start eating, bite the top corner of the burrito while holding it lightly. Then trim and work your way across to keep the line even. If you do start by biting in the middle, it’s more likely that the filling will fall out.

3. Use Both of Your Hands

Grabbing your burrito with both hands will keep it sound and steady. Just don’t squeeze the burrito too tightly.

4. Cut it In Half

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Some burritos can come out rather big, maybe too big to handle. If you want to share or minimize the risk of spilling, cut it in half. A halved burrito may spill more, so keep a fork on your side. Also, remember to continue keeping it in the foil, peeling slowly as you work your way down.

5. The Final Finish

Best part about keeping the burrito in the foil is that you can save it or take a break anytime you want. But when are nearing the end of your meal, this is when you can fully unwrap whatever is remaining of the burrito. Unfold the upper tortilla inwards to create your own little dumpling and savor those last bites. It’ll be like your own victory lap!

Practice Your New Etiquette at Benny’s

Take your new burrito-eating etiquette to the test when you stop by Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie in West LA and Santa Monica! Come say hello to flavorful options of the ever-classic burrito! From traditional to Rotisserie Chicken to Al Pastor to Fajita style, you’ll experience unforgettable deliciousness of this dish!  

 

Organize Sports Event Catering For The Big Game

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Big Games and Delicious Food

Watching sports is a timeless event. Whether you’re sitting in the bleachers and watching a game live or in front of the television set in the comfort of your own home, watching a big sports game in the company of your pals is surely a great time. This type of event only gets better with delicious food. The Super Bowl, the mother of all sporting events in the US, is about occur in a few weeks, so this is a perfect opportunity to order your sports event catering for your house viewing party. From tailgates to house parties, Benny’s Tacos has excellent catering menus to order to compliment the big games that you’ll be watching.

The Super Bowl

Your Super Bowl house party needs three things: beers, a television set, and a delicious abundance of food. The Super Bowl is nearly a four hour event, so amazing food should definitely be right up your alley. Football, an ice-cold beer paired with rotisserie chicken or fresh beef tacos are clearly a match made in heaven. When you have our food catered to you, you’ll be able to serve yourself some delectable eats in pre-game, half time, and post game without the food ever being too cold to serve.

Tailgates and Other Parking Lot Catering

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Savoring every little taste.

Whether it’s for soccer, football, or baseball; Los Angeles is home to several major teams with a wealth of devoted fans. Tailgating is the ultimate fan experience; chowing down on good food and getting yourself pumped up for the big game. Fans love to BBQ themselves, but tailgate catering is definitely the way to go. Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie was lucky enough to cater for several tailgate parties, particularly for ESPN, for the Los Angeles Rams during the 2016 season. It was a terrific experience encountering so many hungry hardcore football fans and meeting several friendly sports personalities. When there are many hungry fans, the catering should be able to feed plenty. Benny’s Tacos has got the whole thing covered in that department.

Mexican Food Catering is the Right Choice

Yes to Mexican cuisine!


Benny’s Tacos is able to offer professional sports event catering services consisting of fresh
authentic Mexican dishes, handmade tortillas, season rotisserie chicken, and homemade salsas. We’ve designed a multiple catering menus that will be able to feed a number of guests and satisfy their taste buds. We’ll arrive at your door and set up at your convenience. If you’re a company looking to cater your tailgate event, we’re the right team to call. Simply give us a 24 hours heads up and we’ll cover the rest. Call 818.612.3875 for more details. For sports event catering, call us either of our locations in Los Angeles or Santa Monica.

Have the Best New Year’s Finger Foods on Display

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End the Year Just Right

This month marks another end to the year. With New Year’s Eve on the horizon, it’s time to reminisce about the past year’s ups and downs, new year’s resolutions, and, most importantly, the food you’ll be serving at your annual New Year’s Eve party. Having the right type of food is crucial for any party, let alone the last party of the year, so why not go with the best type: Mexican food! Most parties usually go with the same basics such as chips, pretzels, pizza, and hot dogs. This time, if you choose to cater with Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie, you’ll have on display several amazing choices to end the year with a bang. Fortunately for you, Benny’s Tacos offers catering that includes easy-to-eat, delicious Mexican cuisine. For this blog, let’s highlight the best Mexican New Year finger foods that you must get for the big party.

Ultimate Finger Foods

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One thing that is always at a New Year’s Eve bash is scrumptious finger foods. When people attend an end of the year party, they usually concentrate more on champagne and cocktails than eating elaborate dinner meals. Finger foods are simple enough where people can eat, mingle, and enjoy their glasses until the clock strikes midnight. This year, put aside the usual potato chips and dip, pigs in blanket, crackers and cheese and replace them with some homemade tortilla chips and guacamole, tacos, and quesadillas.

Try our crunchy, perfectly seasoned tortilla chips and pair it with our guacamole dip. Both are made very fresh on the day it’s ordered. Quesadillas are an easy bite layered with cheese and filled with your choice of cheese, rotisserie chicken, al pastor, steak. It’s an easy staple that made even better with a side of sour cream.

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Food You Can Count On

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Al pastor tacos. Yum!

Some New Year finger foods that you can always rely on would be our tacos. A Mexican cuisine favorite that is simple, tasty, and unforgettable. Our tacos are cooked perfectly and with our catering, you can build the perfect taco that suits your tastes. We use fresh flour tortillas and you can pick from carne asada, chicken, al pastor, shrimp, carnitas, and fish. Vegetarians won’t have to worry about FOMO (“fear of missing out”) either. Veggie eaters can relish in grilled veggies and Portobello mushrooms filled in our soft tortillas. In the end, taco eating won’t be complete without that delicious fresh salsa, cheese, cilantro, onions, beans, pinto beans, grilled jalapenos, and rice.

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Scrumptious Veggie tacos


Gotta Have the Main Dish
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Even at a party where the food isn’t at the forefront, you still want to have a main dish. Benny’s Tacos has the answer for you. Our slow-cooked rotisserie chicken is one of the best in the business; marinated with garlic & special herbs and accompanied by your choice of Spanish rice, beans, or seasoned French fries. Wrap our chicken in our homemade corn & flour tortillas for maximum enjoyment.

Perfect Dessert
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Finally, what’s the best finger food dessert of all time? Yes that will be those toothsome deep-fried churros, dressed with sugar and cinnamon. A quick eat and perfect dessert to your last meal of the year.

Mexican New Year Traditions

After party goers are finishing up their Mexican meals, be sure to remind them and yourself some Latin New Year’s Eve traditions that you can and should adapt this year. Some that will bring you good fortune would be burning candles, surrounded by lentils, beans, rice, corn, and cinnamon or throwing a bucket of water out the window. However, our favorite has to be eating 12 grapes before midnight. Instead of a midnight kiss, eating a dozen grapes will bring you good luck in the new year.

Benny’s Will Bring the Best Food to You

Now you’re thinking that maybe you won’t have time to cook and prepare all these delicious New Year finger foods we just listed, but you’ll happy to know that Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie is a local Mexican food stop that specializes in catering and delivering great Mexican foods in bulk. Call us or visit our website to learn more about out party platters and what we can do for you.

Switch It Up This Year and Have a Mexican Thanksgiving!

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A Different Spin on Thanksgiving

Switch up your Thanksgiving this year by having a Mexican Thanksgiving! Traditionally, Thanksgiving consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, ham, green bean casserole, cornbread, and pumpkin pie. However this Thanksgiving, you can wow your guests by sliding in items from our menu to add a Mexican Thanksgiving flare. You and your guests will be blown away at how well our items actually compliment a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Appetizers

People usually provide snacks ranging from pretzels and peanuts to salami and crackers. This Thanksgiving, try our nachos and supreme fries instead. With your choice of tortilla chips or French fries, you can have black or pinto beans, along with melted cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole. You can have the nachos or supreme fries with steak, al pastor, rotisserie chicken, chipotle chicken, or shrimp. To compliment your Thanksgiving meal with white meat like turkey, we suggest using chicken for your nachos or supreme fries. Tired of boring chip and dip? Try ordering our guacamole as the dip you can use for your chips and crackers. You can taste the richness from our guacamole in every bite. Made from fresh avocados, we splash just the right amount of lemon juice to balance the richness out. Swap the chips out for tortilla chips and your guests will be thankful for the appetizer, while they’re anxiously waiting for the turkey dinner.
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Sides

Your Thanksgiving sides will be even easier with side dishes from Benny’s Tacos. Instead of green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, or mashed potatoes; try swapping the dishes out for beans or rice. Looking for something that goes well with cornbread? Our tasty pinto beans are seasoned to perfection and the texture of our refried pinto beans really contrasts with the flakiness of cornbread, creating a yummy pair. Interested in adding a little more meat to your meal? Try ordering a few of our rotisserie chicken wraps. Our wraps are created in a fresh flour tortilla with lettuce, avocado or guacamole, cheddar/jack cheese, and finished with chipotle sauce. By using side items from Benny’s Tacos you’ll be able to spend more time on the turkey and dessert, than worrying about side dishes.

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Try Chicken Instead of Turkey

Not interested in cooking turkey this year (after all it takes hours to cook) or just simply couldn’t find one because it was last minute? Benny’s Tacos has you covered! We have slow-cooked rotisserie chicken that is marinated with garlic and special herbs. In fact, three of our whole chickens can be used in place of one turkey, to feed all of your guests. Our rotisserie chicken menu is a popular favorite at Benny’s with options like, whole, half, and quarter. For a holiday like Thanksgiving you might want to order our family combo with two whole chickens with your choice of two sides and a side of guacamole, garlic paste, and tortilla chips. This combo also comes with a choice of flour or corn tortillas. With so many options to choose from on our menu, you can spice up your Thanksgiving this year giving guests memorable choices like our appetizers, sides, and chicken items. At Benny’s Tacos, we pride ourselves on cooking up delicious authentic Mexican food. Any of the items on our menu will help you create the dining experience you want this Thanksgiving and your guests will appreciate the different spin this year!
The Rotisserie Chicken are among the very best!

The Rotisserie Chicken are among the very best!


Five of the Best Guacamole Recipes

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Holy Guacamole!

With the right guacamole recipes you can create a heavenly dish that hits all of your taste buds. Mastering guacamole recipes can make you the life of any party when you bring the side dish to everyone’s delight. Benny’s Tacos is no stranger to guacamole recipes. In fact the place of origin for guacamole is in Mexico.

At Benny’s, most of our dishes come with a side of our flavorful guacamole that perfectly accompanies your meal. There are even a few items that even come with guacamole in them, like our California burrito which comes with your choice of protein, (steak, chicken, etc.) guacamole, cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, salsa, and French fries.

Because we pride ourselves on our classic guacamole recipe, we wanted to give you a few unconventional recipes so you can make your own version of homemade guacamole and put your own twist to your meals.

Guacamole Recipes Galore!

1. Tropical Fruit Guacamole: For this tropical twist you can serve up to 4-6 people with the proper amount of ingredients. Just mash up the avocados and add the remaining ingredients for a taste of the tropics. Prepare this dish with the below ingredients:

• 3 medium ripe avocados
• 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple
• 1/2 cup finely chopped mango
• 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
• 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
• 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
• 1 tablespoons lime juice
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2. Pina Colada Guacamole: This inspiration is courtesy of Closet Cooking who came up with a really delicious concoction. What we love about this guacamole recipe is that it adds in a little bit of rum, which gives the guacamole a punch of flavor. The ingredients they listed are:

• 2 large avocados
• 1/2 cup pineapples, diced
• 2 tablespoons coconut cream
• 1 tablespoon rum
• 1 tablespoon lime juice
• 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
• 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
• 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
• salt and pepper

3. Tofu Guacamole: Moving away from the tropical types of guacamole, tofu guacamole is a vegan recipe. This kind of guacamole can even be used as sandwiches as International Vegetarian Union suggests. Not surprisingly the softness of the tofu gives this recipe a creamy taste, which is great for people who are looking for a guacamole that isn’t as chunky. For this recipe use:

• 1/3 lb tofu
• 1 avocado
• 1/4 cup or less chopped onions
• two fresh garlic cloves
• 1/2 a lime of lime juice
• 1 chopped tomato
• salt

4. Pomegranate Guacamole: Pomegranate is a delicious fruit that is also a rich source of Vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes pomegranate not only good but good for you. Mash up some avocado with this special fruit and the following ingredients:

• 2 large avocados
• 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
• 1/4 cup chopped green onion
• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
• 1 serrano chile pepper
• salt and pepper

5. Avocado Free Guacamole: Chocolate Covered Katie came up with a really inventive way to make guacamole without the use of avocados. For Katie the main ingredient is asparagus (of all things!) and as a substitute it can compete with avocados! For those who aren’t used to asparagus, know that is a good source of fiber and is high in folate, as well as vitamins A, C, E and K. Unlike the above recipes, which used avocados as the base, this recipe is made slightly different. For this recipe you blend the ingredients with steam asparagus in a food processor until very smooth (all ingredients with the exception of the onions). The full list of ingredients are below:

• 34-36 skinny spears of asparagus, trimmed
• 1 cup plus 2 tbsps peas
• 2 tbsp mayonnaise
• 1/2 a lime of juice
• 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
• 1/2 tsp cumin
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 2 tbsp diced red onion

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Homemade Guacamole at Benny’s

From fruit to tofu to asparagus, try these easy-to-make guacamole recipes for you to impress guests at your next party (or for you to bring as a side dish to a party). They’re guaranteed to be a hit and you’ll thank us for it! To try our scrumptious guacamole made with the freshest of ingredients, stop by Benny’s Tacos at our two locations in Westchester and Santa Monica!

The Delightful Flavors of a Mexican Breakfast

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Spice Up Your Morning

Where most traditional breakfast dishes can be light, a Mexican breakfast offers an array of heavy, delicious dishes. We at Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie pride ourselves in serving the best in comfort and casual Mexican cuisine to all diners in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica communities. Of course, we serve the favorites such as tacos, burritos, rotisserie chicken, fajitas, and quesadillas, but for the rest of this blog, we want to highlight our tasty Mexican breakfast items.

Multiple Amazing Ingredients

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American Grande!

In Spanish breakfast translates to “el desayuno.” According to Mr. Breakfast the tortilla is the defining element of a Mexican breakfast. In fact, the tortilla is even referred to as the “Bread of Mexico.” At Benny’s Tacos, we include tortillas in a few of our breakfast dishes like our Huevos Rancheros (which comes with two eggs any style, pinto or black beans, queso fresco, red sauce, and corn or flour tortillas) and our popular American Grande (complete with two eggs any style, potatoes, four piece bacon, two pancakes, tortillas).

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Breakfast Burrito!


Like most of the Mexican dishes, a Mexican breakfast is no different when it comes to spices and dishes with vibrant colors (think chili peppers and chorizo). At Benny’s we have a mouth watering Breakfast Burrito which has tasty ingredients like scrambled eggs, cheddar/jack cheese, potatoes, chorizo (although you could substitute this with bacon), pinto or black beans and pico de gallo. Our Breakfast Burrito is a filling way to start your day!

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Huevos Rancheros!



Refried beans are a natural choice for some of our breakfast items, because they are a Mexican staple. Our American Grande, Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Burrito, dishes all come with a choice of pinto or black beans. In America eating beans for breakfast may seem like a foreign idea but in Mexico beans are a prominent addition to the majority of dishes. As a buddy to most Mexican dishes, it’s a great treat as a breakfast item for Americans who aren’t used to beans (particularly in the morning!).

Wake Up All Day at Benny’s

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Breakfast Quesadillas!

For those in love with any of our dishes mentioned above just know at Benny’s Tacos you have the luxury of ordering from the Breakfast menu all day. Located in Santa Monica and near LAX, swing by and give one of our Mexican breakfast items a try!
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