Artist Eats: Estevan Oriol


For the third installment of our “Artist Eats” series, we asked Estevan Oriol to share his favorite place to eat. Estevan is a world-renowned photographer and filmmaker, whose gritty black-and-white images are instantly recognizable and uniquely Angeleno. His show, Like Father, Like Son, with fellow photographer and father Eriberto Oriol, opens at Carmichael Gallery on Saturday, October 1.

Continue reading for his delicious answer.

“My favorite place to eat at is Ciro’s in East L.A,” Estevan says. “It’s a small family-style restaurant, with the best jukebox in the world. The waitresses are all elderly Mexican ladies, and it feels like eating at your aunt or grandma’s house. I always order the three hard-shell taco plate (two chicken and one potato), which comes with rice and beans, jalapeno salsa, avocado salsa and chips, and jamaica to drink, ‘cause it’s the bomb.”


705 North Evergreen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Portrait of Estevan by Mike Hulett

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