I’d been wanting to come here for a long time now. I’d heard that the razor clams were really really good and I came here specifically for that. My friend and I sat at the bar and sipped the light and refreshing sangria and ordered the braised beef tacos, pork chicharron skewers, both off the happy hour menu, and of course the razor clams. The chicharron was basically fried buta kakuni served on a skewer. It was too rich for us and we couldn’t finish it, but we both enjoyed the braised beef tacos (pictured) — which incidentally, resembled empanadas more than tacos. The accompanying green sauce — garlic, cilantro et al — blew the flavor out of the water. The dollop of coleslaw served alongside was also very good.
The star arrived and only three razor clams were on the plate. I was a bit sad to see that especially at $12 a plate they could’ve given us an extra clam, but as soon as I tasted the razor clam…..I was not only wishing I had more, but all thoughts of each clam being $4 disappeared! My friend liked them, but not as much as me, but then again, he didn’t want to try the pig’s ear appetizer either!
I would return here in a heartbeat just to eat those clams again, but next time, I’m going to order the pig’s ear whether or not my dining partner agree or not.
Lazy Ox Canteen, 241 S San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tel: 213-626-5299