Open for Breakfast, Junes 1st at 9:00 am. New Hours: 9 am-9:00 pm

Breakfast Tacos-

Merguerizo, scrambled egg taco- $3.25

(Mash up of Algerian merguez and Mexican chorizo, made with lentils and soy. Vegetarian)

Charred vegetable scramble taco- $2.95

Shakshouka, sweet peppers, tomatoes, scrambled egg- $2.75

Beef brisket Bacon and scrambled egg taco- $3.25

Lamb pastrami and scrambled egg taco- $3.25

Breakfast burritos

Merguerizo, scrambled egg burrito- $8.95

(Mash up of Algerian merguez and Mexican chorizo, made with lentils and soy. Vegetarian)

Charred vegetable scramble- $6.96

Shakshouka, sweet peppers, tomatoes, scrambled egg- $7.95

Chicken sausage and scrambled egg- $7.95

Beef brisket Bacon and scrambled egg – $8.95

Lamb pastrami and scrambled egg- $8.95

Scrambles + smashed fries (Algerian creole butter and feta cheese)

Two eggs scrambled 6.95

Charred vegetable scramble- 7.95

Shakshouka, sweet peppers, tomato scramble- $8.95

Merguerizo scramble- $9.95

Chicken sausage, shakshouka scramble- $8.95

Beef brisket Bacon and scrambled egg – $9.95

Lamb pastrami and scrambled egg- $9.95

Algerian Roti Canai (stuffed pastry, shallow fried) add a side of chickpea tagine or Merguerizo $3

Potatoes, peas, and mozzarella cheese- $6.00

Potatoes, beef brisket bacon, eggs- $7.25

Potatoes, zalouk (smoked eggplant)- $6.50

Brioche Toast, North African Jams $3

Slice of toast, butter

Slice of toast, jam

Slice of toast, jam, butter

Sides

Beef brisket bacon $2.50

Lamb pastrami $2.50 per slice

Chicken sausage patty $2.50

Info- Open 11:30 am-9:00 pm Tuesday-Sunday, Closed Mondays (Opening for Breakast June 1st at 9:00 am)

We are located at 1436 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles 90007 on the south side of the street

424-223-3526

revolutionarioinc AT gmail Dot com

We are east of Normandie and west of Raymond

We accept all major credit cards. But prefer not to take Amex transactions unless that’s the only card you have. You know very well that Amex charges higher fees to business owners. Support small business, not big banks (unelected government).

There is a parking lot on the west side of our building. The spaces facing the building are dedicated to our restaurant. Do not park on the other side of the lot. If you do, you risk having your car towed. There is also free and ample street parking.

If you placed a pick up order, you can pull your car into our patio driveway on the east side of our restaurant.

We are a quick service restaurant. Menus are on the counter, orders are placed at the register.

We have restrooms available for customers. They are appointed with seat covers, paper towels, soap, and paper.

We have air conditioning.

We do not allow BYOB.

Hours

Closed Mondays

Last call for orders is 9:00 pm. If you are in the restaurant by 9:00 pm, we will serve you.

11:30 am-9:00 pm Tuesday-Sunday

Grass Fed Beef Burgers Tues-Thursday, Weekend Mechoui (Whole chicken and lamb roasted over wood and charcoal)

mechoui

Charcoal and wood roast chicken on Weekends.

 

 

Specials- Available everyday until we sell out

Algerian samosas (boreks)- winter greens, feta cheese, string cheese 2 for $5.50

Spinach, mushroom, and poached egg brik (deep fried in a thin North African pastry shell like filo, but better) $6

Mushroom, kale, feta cheese- Taco $3.25

 

Sides:

Fried Cauliflower, spiced salt (smoked pepper, aleppo pepper, sumac, toasted wheat, sesame seeds, dried lime) $3.75

Algerian Mechoui whole chicken and lamb on Saturdays and Sundays.

Pitman farms whole chicken (halal too) slow cooked over coals and wood in our patio.

Algerian charcoal and wood roasted chicken is seasoned with ras el hanout and basted with olive oil and herbs for a super crispy skin.

Whole chicken served on arugula and bread salad with tortillas and charcoal roasted potatoes with garlic, parsley, and parmesan cheese.  $24. 8 pieces. Serves 3-4 people

1/2 chicken served on arugula and bread salad with tortillas and charcoal roasted potatoes with garlic, parsley, and parmesan cheese. $16. 4 pieces. Serves 2-3 people

Just chicken and tortillas­ Whole chicken $17, 1⁄2 chicken $9

Mechoui chicken taco $2.48

Consider that KFC charges $22 for 8 pieces of factory farmed fried chicken and 2 large unhealthy sides. We’re using Pitman farms chicken.

Pitman Farms is one of the most ethically sound poultry companies in California; meeting high standards of animal welfare and processing safety.

Press

Winner of Taco Madness 2016!!!

Congratulations to our winner, Revolutionario!!!

This first-time competitor steam-rolled the competition until the last round, when it met former champion Mariscos Jalisco, and pulled out a slim victory in the wee hours of the night.

Chef Zadi’s unique North African “Tacos Sin Fronteras” proved themselves to be the people’s choice. If you haven’t tried their tacos yet, go check them out today!!!

Revolutionario made Conde Nast Traveler’s top food trends for 2016. 

LA WEEKLY- Ode to $3 tacos

Revolutionario gets a mention. Our tacos are $1.75-$3.45.

Front Page Feature on The Wave (The West’s largest Black newspaper)

“There was a ban on fast food restaurants in South L.A. which solved nothing, because you can’t take away something without offering an alternative.” -Susan Park, co-owner with husband Chef Farid Zadi at Revolutionario. Read the story on South L.A.’s new “fresh fast”.

Revolutionario made the list: The 10 Hottest Taco Spots in Los Angeles Right Now (Eater LA)

LA WEEKLY, Best of 2015 Issue

Best North African Tacos

USC Daily Trojan

“Their spot in Exposition Park attracts the diverse community surrounding USC. Revolutionario is a global experience, from entrance to the restaurant to a belly-filled bliss. Among the most popular items at this North African taqueria are the tacos, filled with meats and vegetables seasoned with numerous spices and rubs from around the world.”

 

LA TIMES

Revolutionario Takes Fusion to the Extreme with Pozole Tagine and Falafel Tacos

Concept: A North African taqueria in Exposition Park, by chef and owner Farid Zadi. Zadi was born in France, his parents are Algerian, and he likes to stuff his tacos with shakshuka and falafel. Just think of him as the reigning king of fusion cuisine.

Discover Los Angeles : Great Places to Eat Near USC

REVOLUTIONARIO

Munchies

These Falafel Tacos Let You Eat the Whole World at Once

But if the North African taco was going to be born anywhere, it was going to be in LA—specifically, this neighborhood of LA, West Adams, populated heavily by taquerias and located only a few miles from Leimert Park, a historic home for LA’s African diaspora community. The constant presence of immigrant communities has shaped this city’s many cultural crevices and ethnic enclaves, but it always be home to a Mexican community that pushes back against an aggressive border. The taco is this city’s first language, and its many permutations reflect LA’s perpetually changing demographics.

A Taco a Day

USC students have it nice. Two blocks to the east, as previously mentioned, is Chichen Itza and now three blocks to the west on Jefferson is Revolutionario Tacos, where you can awaken all five of your senses to these North African tacos. Yes, North African tacos, created in Berber-style from the French-Algerian chef Farid Zadi and his wife Susan Park, who provides Korean touches and culinary expertise as well (she is a published world food authority).

Take Two with A. Martinez Find the Best Tacos in L.A. with Taco Encyclopedia

Revolutionario is in Bill Ezparza’s Tacopedia, a list of essential tacos in Los Angeles

Plated Magazine

A Guide to Mastering The Non-Traditional Taco

The North African Cauliflower Taco

The Chef: Farid Zadi, Revolutionario Taco, Los Angeles
The Flavor Breakdown: Roasted cauliflower spiced with ras el hanout, a Algerian–style curry, becomes almost creamy on the inside with a nutty exterior.

KPCC’s TakeTwo

Revolutionario North African Tacos is on the list and the lead photo for the story.

USC Annenberg’s Neon Tommy (The most widely read college news site in the United States)

Viva La Revoltionario: Where Healthy and Cheap Are Not Mutually Exclusive

“I hate to say it, but I feel like a lot of activism is all talk. Like, we know what the problem is, what are you going to do about it?” asked Susan Park, who, with husband Chef Farid Zadi, opened Revolutionario in an effort to take food accessibility into their own hands.

EATER LA

Top 15 Hottest and Cheapest EATS

Scroll down to number 12 on this alphabetical list.

KPCC’s TakeTwo

How one LA chef invented the North African taco at his new restaurant Revolutionario

KCET Food

Revolutionario’s recipe for Algerian Date Newtons

Los Angeles Times

Chef Zadi’s recipe for Baghrir, North African Semolina Pancakes

LA WEEKLY

NORTH AFRICAN TACOS ARE AN L.A. ETHNIC FOOD MASH-UP THAT ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE

LA MAG

North African Tacos Are Here to Stay in L.A.

North African tacos are here to stay, and rather than try to wrap your head around the idea, better to wrap a tortilla around it, and by midbite, you’ll understand with complete clarity.

Chefs Feed

Where North Africa Meets Mexico

CF: Is there anything else you’d like to add?

FZ: It’s the beginning of a food revolution. I’m not gonna change the world with this but I want to change prices. It’s the idea of making food affordable for people.

EATER LA- The Year in Tacos

LA MAG TACOPEDIA 

North African Tacos No, we’re not going to stack the deck with every international truck in town that makes a taco, but what chef Farid Zadi is doing with his Revolucionario L.A. Food concept warrants its own category–North African stews and braises are a natural on a tortilla. After all, shakshouka is North Africa’s huevos rancheros. –

 

 

 

Menu

 

All our meats are halal except for the duck hash

Briks and Ceviches are available until we sell out. Please ask before ordering

 

Tacos

Charred vegetables 1.75

Cilantro yogurt chicken 2.26 Black eyed pea falafel 2.36

Chickpea tagine (spinach, sweet potatoes) 2.56

Shakshouka (sweet peppers, tomatoes, and egg) 2.78

Pozole tagine (vegetables, hominy, lamb, beef, chicken) 2.86

Beef brisket barbacoa 3.25

Smoked lamb 3.25

Duck hash 3.25

Make any taco a grilled cheese taco 50 ¢

(we take two corn tortillas stuffed with cheese then cook it on a comal to melt the cheese)

Burritos and Bowls 

1. Choose your topping

Charred Vegetables 6.56
Cilantro yogurt chicken 6.76

Black eyed pea falafel 6.76

Chick pea tagine (spinach and sweet potatoes) 7.25

Pozole tagine (vegetables, hominy, lamb, beef, chicken) 7.75

Beef brisket barbacoa 8.75

Smoked lamb 8.95

2. Choose two: rice, beans, or charred vegetables (1.75 extra for all three, add cheese 75 ¢)

Quesadillas

Charred Vegetables 6.56
Cilantro yogurt chicken 6.76

Chick pea tagine (spinach and sweet potatoes) 7.25

Pozole tagine (vegetables, hominy, lamb, beef, chicken) 7.75

Beef brisket barbacoa 8.75

Smoked lamb 8.95

Sald Bowls

All salads come with argulua, tomatoes, charred corn, and lemon-parsley dressing

Add cheese:  75 cents Monterey Jack, Feta, or Mozzarella

Falafel Salad 6.76

Cilantro yogurt chicken salad 6.76

Smoked chicken salad 6.89

Beef barbacoa salad 8.75

Smoked lamb salad 8.95

Sandwiches  (all sandwiches come with arugula, tomatoes, mayo. If you would like dijon mustard, please tell the cashier when you order. Sandwiches come in a 6.5”- 7.5” toasted French roll)

Cilantro yogurt chicken sandwich  $3.75

Smoked chicken sandwich $3.75

Falafel sandwich $4.75

Smoked lamb sandwich $5.50

Beef barbacoa sandwich $5.50

 

Kids menu (6 and under)

Value Menu Snack sized laffa wraps
Beans and cheese 1.67
Charred vegetables and beans 1.67
Black eyed pea falafel 1.87
Chicken and beans 1.87

Kids meals (6 and under)

Come with choice of one side: rice, beans,
or charred vegetables

Additional sides are 75 ¢

Chickpea tagine 2.49
Black eyed pea falafel 2.76

Cilantro yogurt chicken 3.36

 

cabbage and red onion slaw, sweet potato, corn, fried shallots, chili oil 7.95

Sweets

Bunuelos (deep fried tortilla strips dusted with cinnamon sugar) 1.75

Makroud (Algerian date newtons, orange honey) 2 for 2.50

Almond cigars, hibiscus lemon syrup 2 for 2.95

Cashew samsas, blood orange marmalade 2 for 2.95

Beverages

Aguas Frescas 1.75 to 2.25 Mint Tea 1.75 Bottled Water 1.50

All our meats are halal except the duck

Food for Fundraisers for Schools and Non-Profits

We offer discounted for school and non-profit fundraisers including:

Taco bars

Spaghetti Dinners

Paella Dinners

Couscous Dinners

Service style can be very casual (pick up aluminum tray, build your own taco bars to full sit-down service)

We have experience working with low income schools as well as private school galas and non-profits such as Venice Housing Community Housing. Ticket prices can range from $10-$1000 per person.

 

Catering, Larger Parties, Private Events, and Corporate Team Building Events. We do not allow BYOB to our restaurant.

We normally do not take reservations for indoor seating during our regular business hours. However, our very casual patio is available for larger parties. If you’re coming with a larger party of 15 or more, we appreciate a heads up with a quick phone call. You’re also welcome to just show up.

Call us or send us an email

424-223-3526

revolutionarioinc AT gmail Dot com

We have many years of catering experience from casual to formal.

Catering options:

Option A: Our most basic catering option are  pick-up orders packaged in half to full size aluminum trays. We charge per portion. For example 20 chicken tacos multiplied by the menu price. Orders include all garnishes and salsas that we have available; and chips. No minimum order required.

Option B. Aluminum tray delivery. Minimum order is $250, delivery charges may apply depending on distance from our restaurant.

Option C: Custom menu items for aluminum tray pick-up or delivery. For single items, the minimum order is 100 pieces or portions. For custom menu items as part of a larger catering order, the minimum per item is 50 pieces or portions.

Option D: Buffet or custom designed food station service off-site. Minimum order is $1500 with service staff billed separately. Rentals are billed at cost.

Option E: Full service off-site. Minimum order is $2500 with service staff billed separately. Service fees apply. Rentals are billed at cost.

Option F: Full service off site with a custom menu. $50 per person or $3000, depending on number of guests and event.

Casual menu options include:

Build your own taco bar

Build your own bowls and tacos bar

Boxed sandwiches, side salad, and cookie. Chips and fruit are also available with advanced notice.
If you have equipment or  budget needs, please feel free to speak to staff. We can work with any budget. We also offer budget friendly specials on high volume orders for 100 or more guests. 

We have hot tea and hot coffee in 96 ounce coffee carriers (12 servings). Choice of coffee, includes 12 cups, pint of half and half, and sweetener. Soy milk is available for an additional charge.  (please email or call restaurant to ask about our seasonal selection of coffees).

We have experience catering low budget to high end events.

Continue reading Catering, Larger Parties, Private Events, and Corporate Team Building Events. We do not allow BYOB to our restaurant.

Pay if Forward- Sunday Suppers and Teaching Garden

We have a donation jar in front of our register for our future teaching garden in our restaurant patio. We also use donated funds to give free meals to those in need. We save bottles from our restaurant and give them to people who collect recyclables for supplemental income.

If you can’t make it to our restaurant, but still want to donate here’s the link to our GoFundMe page