From the legendary actor and L.A restaurateur comes a cookbook featuring 75 badass recipes, from lowrider donuts and award-winning vegan cauliflower tacos to a sweet and spicy brisket inspired by Danny’s mom’s barbacoa.
Throughout Danny’s life, sharing good food has always been essential–whether it was home-cooked meals made by his mom while imagining the menu for their dream restaurant or whipping up post-wrap celebratory tacos for his Hollywood friends.
Now, with his own restaurant empire growing, Danny shares his favorite recipes for bold, fun, and versatile Mexican food by way of L.A. You’ll come away with the know-how and skills for cooking slow-braised pork shoulder with bacon and chiles for unbelievably flavorful carnitas, turning spiced fried chicken or Mexi-falafel into tacos and burritos, and how to make cotija and chile mashed potatoes that will impress all your friends (especially when served with brisket!).
The book also includes stories about Danny’s lifelong love of food, from the meals his mom made when he was growing up in the San Fernando Valley to a map of his favorite restaurants and hangouts in Los Angeles, how his time in prison led to his acting career and opening a restaurant, and his journey of becoming an AA/NA counselor. Like Danny’s restaurants, Trejo’s Tacos is generous, hospitable, and symbolic of L.A.’s vibrant Latino culture.
About the Author
Danny Trejo is an American actor with a prolific career in the entertainment industry, starring in dozens of films including Desperado, Heat, From Dusk Till Dawn, Con Air, Spy Kids, Grindhouse, and Machete. A Los Angeles native, Trejo began building his restaurant empire in L.A. in 2016, opening Trejo’s Tacos, followed by Trejo’s Cantina and Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts. He now has six locations and a food truck.