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Robert Holguin introduces us to the hot local band Chicano Batman. (KABC)

"Vista L.A." is back! Exploring Los Angeles through a Latino lens with Patricia Lopez, Robert Holguin, Jovana Lara and Danny Romero. Watch "Vista L.A." on ABC7 now on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

This week, Vista L.A.'s Patricia Lopez is taking you out for the real deal Mexican food at Mexicano, and revealing some of her favorite taco places. Then it's flamenco re-imagined with "the collective" Subsuelo at Eastside Luv. Danny Romero meets up with Culture Clash, and Robert Holguin introduces us to the hot local band Chicano Batman.

Mexicano Restaurant
Los Angeles welcomes Mexicano, the highly anticipated second restaurant from renowned chefs Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of the esteemed La Casita Mexicana in Bell. At Mexicano in Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw, the celebrity chefs expand their repertoire for a new audience and continue to redefine what many people think constitutes Mexican cuisine.

3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
(Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall)
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 296-0798
www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com/store/mexicano

Vista Files: Taco Favorites
At Pescadores de Ensenada, only found at the farmers markets in Downey and Atwater Village, order their beer-battered fish and shrimp tacos!
Downey Farmers Market, Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
11039 Downey Ave.
Downey, CA 90241

Atwater Village Farmers Market, Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
3250 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90039

At Leo's Tacos, it's their Pastor tacos!
1515 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90019
(323)231-5116

La Costa Mariscos' Cachanilla (shrimp tacos) are the bomb!
597 S. La Brea Ave.
Inglewood CA 90301

At Mexicali Taco Co., order the Vampiro (carne asada or pastor) tacos!
702 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles CA 90012
(213) 613-0416

At Tacos Baja Ensenada, you must try their signature beer-battered fish tacos!
5385 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90022
(323) 887-1980

At Bizarra Capital, keep it simple and order Taco de queso (cheese) or Tacos caramelo (steak tacos).
12706 Philidelphia St.
Whittier CA 90602
(562) 945-2426

El Taco Nazo, it's the beer-battered shrimp tacos that have Patricia going back for more!
121 S. Beach Blvd.
La Habra CA 90631
(562) 690-8078

We're checking out Subsuelo for a night of fun and flamenco reimagined at Eastside Luv in East Los.

Subsuelo
Subsuelo fuses Flamenco with Hip-hop, Electronic, Cumbia and other tropical sounds in a style all their own. This music collective performs monthly at Eastside Luv Bar in Boyle Heights.
http://subsuelo.org

Eastside Luv Wine Bar Y Queso
1835 E 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 262-7442
http://www.eastsideluv.com/

Our Danny Romero is meeting up with Culture Clash-the comedy troop who still rocks!

Culture Clash
Writer-comedians Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza, collectively known as Culture Clash, have entertained audiences with their unique brand of satire for 30 years. The Chicano American performance troupe is still going strong, recently selling out shows at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City with a revival of their popular play "Chavez Ravine."

Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(213) 972-4444
www.centertheatregroup.org

A favorite of our resident music lover Robert Holguin, we had to check out Chicano Batman for ourselves.

Chicano Batman
L.A.'s up and coming band Chicano Batman is making noise with their unique '70s inspired Chicano soul music. The band was invited to be in the lineup at the 2015 Coachella Music Festival.
http://chicanobatman.com

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