When you think of concentrations of good Mexican restaurants, you think of Santa Ana, East Los Angeles, maybe North Hollywood. But Bell? It may be famous for its awful City Council, but culinarily it's already home to La Casita Mexicana, one of the very best examples of the genre in Southern California. Now, Rocio Camacho, who was at the helm of Moles La Tía in East Los Angeles before she took on the executive chef job at La Huasteca in Lynwood, is opening a new place in the city.
The restaurant, to be called Rocio's, is located at 6242 Maywood Avenue in Bell, in the space Tacos el Rinconcito occupied before moving around the corner onto Gage Avenue.
No word on the menu or an opening date yet, but Camacho has said she's always wanted to open a restaurant specializing in pre-Hispanic foods; her menu at La Huasteca has been somewhat of a laboratory for foods with Maya and Nahuatl names. Stay tuned for updates.