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Oaxaca Ya Talkin' About?! Pal Cabron Opens in Koreatown

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The Lopez family's La Guelaguetza restaurants are beloved in Los Angeles for their authentic Oaxacan fare and festive, welcoming atmosphere. Last year, the next generation of the family opened up Pal Cabron, a cheeky, brash eatery in Huntington Park that specializes in cemitas and tlayudas, and just this weekend, the former Guelaguetza location on 8th Street at Irolo in Koreatown transformed into a second Pal Cabron.

Brother and sister Fernando and Bricia Lopez are the twenty-something proprietors in the family biz, and they were the ones who heralded the change-over in K-town. Following a boisterous opening party Friday night--just moments after the plaster dust settled and the paint was still drying--we talked to Bricia about the newest Pal Cabron, and asked her to help us put together a primer for those who have yet to check out these traditional, tasty Oaxacan dishes.