Tocaya, a mini-chain with locations in Venice and West Hollywood, does healthy Mexican food. Sure, there are tacos and burritos here, but the emphasis is on the salads and bowls, as well as the mostly organic produce. By the way though, those tacos are better than we thought they’d be.
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