• vegan corn cake napoleon at hugo’s

    January 14th, 2010quarrygirlhugo's restaurant, LA restaurants

    i am all about dine-out specials this week so today at hugo’s restaurant i tried one of their january menu items, the corn cake napoleon. the folks at hugo’s really know how to make mexican food (they do operate a taco stand too, after all), and this napoleon was no exception.

    Layers of tamale cakes filled with layers of mashed pinto beans and roasted vegetables in Chef Nabor’s Guajillo sauce. Topped with finely shredded cabbage, Pico de Gallo, and more Guajillo sauce. $7.50

    it’s basically like a tamale, except way more awesome because it comes stuffed with mashed beans, loads of vegetables and some of the most incredible red sauce i have ever tasted. chef nabor is a genius—i seriously wanted to drink the guajillo sauce straight! the pics don’t do the napoleon justice, i swear underneath all those colorful vegetables, are are some soft fluffy corn cakes that are perfectly crispy around the edges. as you can see, the portion is pretty hefty as well…a damn good deal at under 8 bucks.

    seriously, so good. i would suggest you hit up hugo’s while this special is still around and give it a whirl. oh, and be sure to SPECIFY YOU WANT IT VEGAN. i think the original version comes with cheese.

    hugo’s restaurant
    8401 Santa Monica Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    (323) 654-3993


    12851 Riverside Drive
    Studio City, CA 91607
    (818) 761-8985

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  • Yummy! It’s just up the street. Maybe this weekend…

  • Hugo’s has the best specials in town. I love the triangle system as well, it makes my life easy.

  • Oh god I’d die for some decent vegan Mexican food

  • I love, love, love Hugo’s specials (and regular menu)! In fact, I had a salad from the specials menu this summer (the Hippie Hemp Seed Salad) and I’ve been campaigning for it to make the regular menu ever since. 🙂

    I’m cleansing this month, so I won’t get to try this special, but there is a salad special I intend to order before January is over.

  • The enchilada on their special menu right now is FANTASTIC! I’m back and forth w/ Hugos..some things are amazing, others I’m like WTF?! Enchiladas, though….really flavorful and super spicy! It should be on their main menu!

  • Another nice vegan dish! I am trying to be a vegan but it is kind of hard because I find the foods boring! But this one rocks!

  • A steak dinner is what’s boring. A hunk of meat on a plate is what most people think is the best it can get? Yaaawn.

    There are thousands of vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc. out there, not to mention the crazy mock stuff. That’s a much wider world of taste than the stifled minds at Sizzler could ever dream of.

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