CaCao Mexicatessen: Are You Game?
With beloved eateries like Casa Bianca Pizzaria and Oinkster, Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock is quickly becoming "home to all things delicious." One restaurant at East LA Meets Napa had served wild boar tacos -- and I missed it. So it was like instant karma when I met a friend for lunch at CaCao in Eagle Rock. What was that on the menu? Wild boar! This was the place. Colorado Boulevard scores again.
Other exciting items on the menu are duck confit, venison, and huitlacoche. For those new to huitlacoche, it it commonly referred to as "corn smut". It is a fungus that grows on corn and is a delicacy, like truffles. Some diners may turn up their nose at something called "smut", but remember where mushrooms grow compared to pristine corn cobs.