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Little Llama Peruvian Tacos — the Smorgasburg stand led by Angela Wagner and Chef Jean Valcarcel — is set to open its planned DTLA brick-and-mortar on Friday, October 9, a company spokesperson told What Now Los Angeles Wednesday. Little Llama’s “many, many delays” were “of course” all “completely out of their hands, but the creative team behind the DTLA-based Re Creo Supper Club is poised to take the exotic flavors of classic Peruvian dishes and serve them up in the heart of Downtown.”
“It will be a fun, super chill and casual environment with counter service and quick but not ‘fast’ food,” Valcarcel said in a prepared statement. “One of the most gratifying parts of doing our supper club was watching the friendships and communities that formed at the table and grew over the years. We want Llama to be a more readily accessible version of that. We want to encourage people to stay, hang out, enjoy multiple courses of food, and maybe a pitcher of sangria or micheladas. We will have a main dining room, a side and a front patio for diners to enjoy.”
When the brick and mortar opens, diners can expect a marriage of Peruvian and SoCal Mexican flavors. The drink menu will feature California beer and wine. The food menu will consist of tacos, tostadas, burritos, and plates. The Lomo Saltado taco, the most popular item during the company’s Smorgasburg tenure will certainly return, stuffed full of beef marinated with garlic and ginger, fried mashed potatoes, tomato escabeche, and huacatay aioli.
“As a long time resident of DTLA, Chef Jean is passionate about being a part of the energy, excitement of the neighborhood as well as the amazing culinary scene that has sprung up in the area over the last five to 10 years,” the spokesperson said.