First served up by Rosa Bírquez in 1923 in LA's original El Cholo Cafe (her grandson Ron Salisbury owns the restaurant group these days), the place's green corn tamales are a Southern California dining institution. On bites two and three, you'll find oozing sharp Cheddar cheese and Ortega chiles, which combined compete against the sweet corn with a snappy alternative.
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¡Viva México, cabrones! This weekend will bring many tacky restaurant celebrations in honor of Mexican Independence Day. Our favorite: a local radio station's "Skindependence Day" bikini contest. ¡Que caliente! Bu...