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Poncho’s Tlayudas is one of the only places in LA to get artisan Tlayudas. Chef Poncho Martínez sources the tlayudas (large corn tortillas) directly from Oaxaca. Each tlayuda starts with a smear of lard, black beans, lettuce, and quesillo (Oaxacan cheese), with your choice of protein. Moronga (blood sausage) is their specialty, Martinez makes the sausages at home and the secret ingredient is mint. But if you’re really hungry you can order one with all three meats, chorizo, tasajo (beef jerky), and a charred moronga link. The recipe comes from his wife Odilia Romero’s side of the family, who also does amazing work with Indigioues communities through her organization Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo (CIELO).