Fabian Gallardo

Los Angeles

Mexican, Local


Specialities

Mexican, Local

About Fabian Gallardo

Born and raised in Leon, Mexico, Chef Fabian Gallardo has had a lifelong interest in creating. After moving from Mexico to New York City, he fell in love with food culture and began studying at the prestigious French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. He graduated with Grand Diplóme and a degree in Restaurant Management.

After staging for popular restaurants L’Ecole and Café Boulud and starting his own catering business, Chef Fabian was offered the position of  Chef de Cuisine at world-famous Vice Versa in New York. After 14 years at Vice Versa he left New York for California and is now head Chef at Petty Cash Taqueria. 
Petty Cash, Chef Fabian has taken the art of street tacos and "semi-authentic" Mexican cuisine to a new level, serving wildly creative combinations like guacamole with sea urchin, savory churros, and cauliflower nachos. Food & Wine awarded Petty Cash the title of Best Tacos in the United States for 2015 and Eater included the restaurant in their list of 38 Essential Restaurants in Los Angeles.


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Fabian Gallardo's Video Tutorials

Traditional Cinnamon and Sugar Churros

Fabian Gallardo
Intermediate

This churro recipe kicks the classic dessert up a notch with hints of vanilla and a beautiful chocolate dipping sauce.

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How to Make Homemade Corn Tortilla Masa

Fabian Gallardo
Intermediate

"You're going to be so proud of making your own masa when you have people at your home eating your tacos."

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Beer-Battered Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Fabian Gallardo
Intermediate

A balance of crispy fish, fresh cabbage, and tangy salsa make these Baja style fish tacos irresistible.

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Mushroom Tacos with Sautéed Spinach and Pepitas

Fabian Gallardo
Intermediate

You won't miss the meat in these hearty vegetarian tacos brimming with savory flavors.

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Traditional Al Pastor Tacos

Fabian Gallardo
Intermediate

This taqueria staple uses pork marinated in a flavorful sauce of achiote paste, pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar, and spices to create delicious tacos every time.

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Zucchini Blossom and Monterey Jack Cheese Quesadilla

Fabian Gallardo
Easy

Make use of simple, seasonal ingredients in this vibrant springtime quesadilla.

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Oysters with Uni and Mignonette Sauce

Fabian Gallardo
Intermediate

This dish combines two raw seafood ingredinets to produce a dish with a complex balance of flavors.

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