"Aren't you afraid of being typecast? You always play the mean Chicano dude with tattoos"
"But I am the mean Chicano with tattoos" - Danny Trejo
From playing Inmate #1 to opening Trejo's Tacos on La Brea and Sycamore, Danny Trejo truly turned nothing into something. Stumbling in to acting accidentally while working as a Drug Counselor, he initially was casted as a Boxing trainer for other actors. He mentions "Eric Roberts", as one of the actors which leads me to believe it was for the 1989 movie Best of the Best. When asked why a taco shop? He explains his humble beginnings, and as to why his mother was his inspiration for opening Trejo's Tacos. If you're in the neighborhood, make sure you stop by and visit!
1048 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
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