Photograph by Lisa Romerein
The heavenly Oaxacan raspados at Natura Bar are filled with syrup or Mexican eggnog, garnished with tamarind fruit chunks and nuts, and sweetened with raw sugar.
» 3335 1/4 W. 8th St., Koreatown, 213-784-0943.
Forget Disneyland. At Olvera Street’s Mr. Churro, the cinnamon sugar sticks are made to order and filled with dulce de leche, strawberry, or custard.
» 15 Olvera St., downtown, 213-680-9036.
Soak up condensed milk, heavy cream, and evaporated milk with sponge cake, and you have the base for this dessert. Rosa Mexicano’s has meringue and a mango salsa.
» 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213-746-0001.
At its height, flan achieves an otherworldly texture somewhere between rain cloud and butter. Not sure what we mean? Try the version at La Casita Mexicana.
» 4030 E. Gage Ave., Bell, 323-773-1898.