Roadside Taco Studio City Introduces Ramen Menu And Covered, Heated Patio for the Winter Season

Roadside Taco, the popular Studio City based Mexican-street style taqueria and bar by Blue Collar Hospitality, featuring Chef Lanny Marquez and owner Vincent Laresca, announces a new winter menu highlighted by Marquez specialty Ramen dishes and also introduces a new covered heated patio for the winter season.

From Chef Lanny Marquez, Roadside Taco introduces a signature Ramen dish, highlighted as the Chicken Birria Ramen. Ingredients include Chicken Birria, Hot Tapatio Ramen, Onion, Cilantro, Avocado and Chipotle Aioli, among others in Lanny’s special formula. 

“We are always excited to add new, exciting and flavorful additions to our menu, expanding our offerings to our loyal customers. Ramen paired with Birria is definitely something Lanny has wanted to introduce for a while, and his dishes are absolutely delicious, he is a genius. I can’t wait for our patrons to taste it.” – Roadside Taco Owner/Founder, Vincent Laresca 

Their 3000 square foot Studio City flagship location consists of a large exterior dining patio, double-sided full service cocktail bar, an internal dining room, private back dining patio, and self-order taco station which remains a bustling scene daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, residing in the heart of Studio City, minutes from Universal Studios. Roadside Taco is also known for their comprehensive tequila and mezcal menu, as well as their extensive margarita menu inclusive of over 22 custom blended creations offered in novelty oversized tiki glasses. 

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Roadside Taco’s Executive Chef Lanny Marquez has been cooking in the industry since the age of fifteen, where he was first immersed in the smells, sounds, and tastes of the culinary world. Having grown up in California he has always had a passion for the LA Taco culture, the melting pot of culinary traditions. Lanny hails from a family of chefs, raised with both a father and brother running kitchens, instilling the passion for cooking in Marquez at a young age. Lanny has worked alongside incredible chefs and cooks throughout his career, exchanging recipes and creating fresh takes on original staples all along the way. Lanny’s culinary vision for Roadside Taco was to have a complete immersion representing the best roadside tacos stands throughout Mexico. Lanny formerly worked as the Executive Chef at Rosa Mexicano and Pink Taco before he became a partner in Roadside Taco with seasoned operator and restaurateur Vincent Laresca.

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Roadside Taco is a food haven at heart taking their customers on a roadside taco journey through Mexico. Their authentic Mexican-inspired menu of street style tacos and shareable plates grab guests tastebuds with its casual, yet inspiring offerings. Some of their favorite signature highlighted taco offerings include their marinated chicken Chicken Birria Taco, Street Corn featuring chipotle aoli, cotija cheese, tajin and cilantro, Baja Fish Taco featuring Mahi Mahi marinated in Adobo, Chipotle slaw, avocado salsa and flour tortilla, Chorizo Taco, Hot Chicken Taco, Cochinita Pibil Taco, Classic Chicken Taco, Fried Fish Taco featuring Battered Cod Fish, Carnitas Taco, The Loaded Mulita Taco, Carne Asada Taco, Cauliflower Al Pastor Taco, Shrimp Taco, and another favorite being their vegan Mushroom Taco featuring Cremini Mushroom, Cilantro Vin, Oaxaca Cheese, Salsa Arbol, onion and, cilantro, plus their signature Quesadilla Taco, Sonora Taco, and The Roadside Taco which features Turkey Picadillo, Mexicana Creme, Cilantro Vin, Lettuce, Arbol Salsa, Cheddar Cheese, Tomato and hard shell tortilla. They also offer Taco Platters and Taco Sampler Platters for larger groups. Their burrito menu is also quite large, with 9 signature burritos inclusive of meat, vegetarian and vegan offerings. They offer a Breakfast Burrito menu, a favorite of Roadsiders, inclusive of the El Chorizo Burrito, Chilaquiles Burrito and Bacon Egg & Cheese Burrito. Sides include homemade Molcajete, Arbol and Verde Salsas, Rice and Beans, Exquisite (Corn off the cob), Street Corn, Chips & Salsa, Guacamole, Queso Chorizo Dip, their signature Roadside Nachos, plus their popular Churros dessert and even a kids menu.

About Roadside Taco / Blue Collar Hospitality

Blue Collar Hospitality founded by industry veteran and notable actor Vincent Laresca, currently consists of the Los Angeles based Roadside Taco, Blue Collar bar and Cold Shoulder speakeasy. In addition to these three coveted niche venues, operator and restaurateur Laresca has both owned, partnered, and consulted on dozens of notable hospitality establishments across nightlife and restaurants for the last  twenty five years. As an operator, he carefully chooses his partners based on skill and passion, and puts forth concepts that consist of a clear vision, stemming from a labor of love and a marketplace void. Roadside Taco is an established neighborhood favorite taqueria concept in Los Angeles’ Studio City offering authentic Mexican street tacos, burritos and bites; a menu constructed by partner and chef Lanny Marquez in conjunction with Laresca. The large patio and extensive tequila, mezcal and margarita bar attracts locals and tourists alike, with a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere welcoming residents with their children to the likes of Mark Walberg. 

Roadside Taco Studio City is located at 10628 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 with all menus and information available on their website at and follow @RoadsideTaco on Instagram and social media channels.