Benny’s Taco and Rotisserie in Venice recently contacted me to see if I wanted to feast on some free food.
…but we opted to sit indoors…
…I knew we had a lot of food coming and we needed double tables!
First up were some chips and guac – I had a few handfuls
Supplemented with fresh salsas from the serve-yourself bar
Grateful for two other carnivores to help me with all the meat!
Carne Asada Plate
5 types of tacos – beef, shrimp, fish, chicken, and lobster
1/2 a Rotisserie Chicken
Vegetarian dishes – a cheese quesadilla with fresh grilled veggies
Chile Relleno – stuffed with cheese and smothered in green sauce
We also got a vegetarian burrito but I forgot to snap a picture. Too many dishes on the table, I lost track!!!
It was actually one of our favorites – the very first dish to go. I ate about 2-3 plates that looked like this:
Other standouts were the chicken – super juicy and flavorful (even with the skin removed). And organic!!!
I also really enjoyed the tacos, mostly because of the homemade corn tortillas, which are thick and chewy.
Another nice touch were these grilled peppers, which Benny himself delivered to the table
His place looks super casual, but these little touches put it in a class above your typical Mexican takeout
The only thing they don’t make from scratch are their sodas and ice cream.
Choco Tacos! We used to devour these by the box-ful in college. I wanted one but we were all too stuffed. Thank you, Benny!
Finally had a little room for dessert 8 hours later – 1/2 a piano recital cookie with cherries and cocoa
So happy to see stone fruit again at the Farmer’s Market! This wasn’t a very sweet bunch – hopefully next week’s batch will be better.