I’ve always dug Flautas - who wouldn’t love tortillas that are rolled up with some type of stuffing and then deep fried? - and recently Dommy’s recommendations for two local places pushed me to get out and do a taste test between Taqueria Los Anaya and “Flautas” a new food stand within the Baldwin Hills Mall.
Taqueria Los Anaya has always gotten some strong recommendations from all the FTC’ers here and on our old board. Los Anaya’s Pollo Flautas:
3 medium-sized Flautas (Flour Tortillas) are stuffed with Shredded Chicken and some spicy Guacamole. It’s pretty crunchy, but still soft. The chicken is moist and well-seasoned.
Heading over to “Flautas” at the Baldwin Hills Mall, I’m at first skeptical - I’m thinking, “How could a mall food court stall’s food really compete with a well-regarded sit-down taqueria?” LOL - then I arrive and I see it’s connected (shared kitchen?) with Mexicano, the new restaurant from Chefs Jaime Martin Del Campo & Ramiro Arvizu (of La Casita Mexicana fame). Ahhh! This could work…
“Flautas” has a pretty large selection of Flautas, all with different stuffings (beef, chicken, pork, seafood, etc.). I get the Pollo Flautas to do an apples to apples compare:
These Flautas are made with handmade Corn Tortillas (instead of Flour), and they make them on the premises. Holy cow! Dommy was right! LOL these were crunchy, savory, and the Chicken was da’ bomb!!! Muy bueno! Seriously legit Flautas!
What was even more legit was the homemade Tomato Sauce that comes with the Flautas. I kid you not it’s so… uh, umami! SO GOOD! These have to be my favorite Flautas in L.A. now!
This’ll be added to my reg rotation for sure. Thanks Dommy!
(2nd visit linked below)
Flautas (Baldwin Hills Mall)
3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008