A new Mexican restaurant is opening nearby. Hugo's Tacos, which already has locations in Studio City and Atwater Village, is opening in Woodland Hills Wednesday.
The idea behind Hugo's Tacos was born from the food the cooks at Hugos Restaurants (whose closest location is in Agoura) made for themselves and other employees. It is a combination of Mexican flavors and Hugo's cooking style using top-noth ingredients.
Seven fillings, seven salsas and 11 basic dishes offer a variety of choices to carnivores, omnivores, vegans and vegetarians.
The food comes from recipes that were never fully written down before, but were passed from family member to family member, with each generation adding its own imprint.
The restaurant's jalapeno tomatillo salsa is a descendent of a salsa served at a small taco stand in Tijuana, while the salsa negra traces its lineage to Michoacan where dark red guajillo chilies were given a special roasting over open fires.
The new restaurant is located at 22941 Ventura Blvd. and will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.