Olé For Benny's Tacos!
March 8, 2018
Aficionados of Mexican food in Culver City and surrounding areas can consider themselves very fortunate. About two months ago Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie, with popular sites in Westchester and Santa Monica opened a restaurant in the Culver City/Palms area at 10401 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90034, (424) 298-8327. Patrons craving authentic Mexican food that’s amazing and affordable can readily satisfy themselves seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. See BennysTacos.com for addresses and directions for all three locations.
“I’ve always liked the restaurant business,” said Benny Borsakian, the affable owner, whose experience included Johnny Rockets 15 years ago. His love of Mexican food inspired him to visit Mexico many times, firing up his determination to bring the best quality foods, all made to order, to the Los Angeles community. “Nothing is frozen or canned,” he emphasized. “We make all our salsas.”
Benny’s Tacos serves all the classic Mexican favorites as well as unusual and delicious new selections such as churros packed with vanilla filling, an innovative twist on an old favorite. Tortillas are fresh and handmade, there are several vegetarian options, and breakfast is served all day. There are even breakfast specials for only $6.99 with a free fountain drink or coffee when dining between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. The extensive menu of delicious dishes that include appetizers, desserts, fresh salads, soups, rotisserie chicken, beef, pork, breakfast dishes, tacos, tostada bowls, quesadillas, grande burritos and mouthwatering plates has garnered many aficionados.
In fact, in 2016 Yelp announced its inaugural Bizzie Awards celebrating the most customer-friendly small businesses in America, those that go above and beyond their peers to serve their customers on Yelp. A diverse array of businesses was reviewed and measured based on how much information they give customers about their specialties and history as well as their engagement with customers on Yelp. Twenty-five businesses were then recognized as Bizzie recipients – and Benny’s Westchester location was one of that select group of awardees.
When asked what dish seemed to be the most popular with customers Borsakian responded that it was the California Burrito: “It has French fries inside and is very tasty.” His own personal favorite is “the chicken fajita. It has a wonderful flavor and is very healthy.”
In addition to an extensive menu, customers have various options as they can choose to dine in, take out, have food delivered or avail themselves of the catering service.
“I added two terrific partners,” Borsakian said. “Josh is a chef and Darius handles daily operations. This has allowed me more free time to grow the business, handle advertising, and concentrate on catering and fundraising. We do a lot of personal and corporate catering, including Sony, Google, and the L.A. Rams. We’ve catered school and community events and are also very interested in contributing to the community through fundraisers. The website describes how you can enjoy delicious food at Benny’s Tacos while raising funds for your school, sports team, youth group, or charity. We give 25% back to your charity of choice, per a form that you download and complete.”
There is a saying, “panza llena, corazon contento,” or “full belly, happy heart,” and Borsakian’s loyal customers would no doubt agree that describes their Benny’s Tacos experience. Buen provecho!