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Tacos Galore: Hot's Cantina

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When my old boss Mike wrote to me a couple of weeks ago to tell me about Alligator Tacos in the valley, I was immediately sold. Big vicious remorseless killer reptilian taco? I'm so there! Hot's Cantina is in Northridge, inconspicuously occupying a single storefront in a mall. It seemed like this place is all about the ridiculously large nachos and tacos. (Nachos, by the way, were the size of costco pizzas.) Boy, there was a lot of tacos. 8 kinds of chicken, 7 kinds of pork, 9 kinds of beef, 9 kinds of seafood, and even 3 kinds of vegetarian. Oh, and there's a small section labeled "Exotic." I'm here for that. Alligator, duck, shark, kobe beef and lobster, and crayfish.

Overall it was a very pleasant experience. The service was excellent and the atmosphere is friendly, cozy and chill. The food's a little pricy but the quality shows it. The variety of tacos is incredible, and I got to try alligator for the first time, which was very exciting. Do go and try some variety of tacos, but save room for that alligator, I liked it a lot.

Hot's Cantina
18673 Devonshire St
Northridge, CA, 91324
(818) 368-0123

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