Danny Trejo’s New Shop Created a Donut Version of Nachos

Lead Photo: Art by Alan López for Remezcla
Art by Alan López for Remezcla
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After breaking into the taco industry a few years ago, Danny Trejo is now moving in on Dunkin’ Donuts’s territory. This week, the professional tough guy-turned-restauranteur opened Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts in Los Angeles. Inside a bright pink building on Santa Monica Boulevard that bares Trejo’s face, customers can stuff their faces with more than 15 types of donuts. While the shop offers the typical fare – glazed (the OG) and a powdered sugar (the gringo) – it also offers unconventional fritters. The menu includes a Nacho donut – made up of jalapeño, chives, Trejo’s hot sauce, and cheddar cheese – as well as the Maple Pig, where a raised donut is covered in maple syrup, vanilla brown sugar, and crispy bacon.

According to Eater,  there’s also a machete-shaped donut that calls back to one of Trejo’s most famous roles. If you’re a Trejo fan, a donut fan or both, check out Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts at 6785 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California.