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Te’Kila is right smack in the middle of the most touristy part of Hollywood Boulevard. I don’t tend to spend a lot of time on the boulevard there but, frankly, this blog is forcing me out of my comfort zone – always looking for something new to write about. Te’kila has a surprisingly pleasant environment, situated as it is on the alley that leads back to a big Victorian house that is a historic landmark now – and allegedly the oldest building in Hollywood. I stole these pictures from Google:
HERE is a little history on the place.
At any rate – here is the alley:
And here is the outdoor seating at Te’Kila:
The prices are not too bad. Here is the menu:
Notice the $30 burrito? Nobody at my table ordered that but from the looks of the stuff we did order – I bet that burrito is, indeed, gigantic.
Miles ordered fajitas which, at first, seemed pricey – until they showed up.
They arrived sizzling away & were served with pico de gallo, guacamole, tortillas, black beans & rice. Miles asked for the cheese. There was easily enough food there for two so, at $16, it was a pretty good deal.
My friend Mike ordered the $8 garden burrito which also was huge.
And I got the $11 shrimp tacos (pictured at the top, too):
and they were fresh & delicious.
Chips & salsa & some cold beer & we were very pleased with the whole thing.
Still, despite the food being ample & delicious & pretty reasonable, the bill (with 4 beers added) came to about $65 – plus tip. I hate when you think you are being good & then get hit with an $80 lunch tab! Worse yet, I had parked at a 2 hour meter & paid for, I THOUGHT, 2 hours with a credit card. I thought I got two hours for $1. Turns out, I paid $2 for one hour. Those fucking electronic meters can be really hard to read in bright sunlight. Anyway – after absorbing the $80 lunch – I came back to my car to find this:
Fucking OUCH! It really sucked because I genuinely thought I’d paid for two hours. I even set an alarm on my phone to alert me after and hour & 45 minutes. Grrrr!!
Anyway – despite the drama & the parking ticket, I’d still recommend Te’Kila as a great spot to eat lunch outdoors on a pretty day.