Inside the offbeat Barrio Hollywood restaurant Tania's "33" Dos Mundos, there's a blackboard with the word "Jamaica" written on it. It's not a country nor a drink. Its a kind of taco, featuring dried hibiscus flowers cooked to a texture like machaca beef.

The restaurant serves a ton of vegetarian and vegan recipes for such a homey place — calabacitas, fried cauliflower and even lentils — but this is something new. The deep purple flowers are most commonly found in tea, but they've lately become a fad on the foodie lifestyle blogs.

It sounds a little off-putting on the vegan corn tortillas, but the flowers really aren't as sweet as you might think. They actually have a natural tartness, and taste kinda like a syrupy sundried tomato. 

Weird fact: Watch out for an even newer vegetarian option coming soon, portabello mushroom ranchera.

Location: 614 N. Grande Ave.

Phone: 520-622-0685

Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays

Payment: accepts debit and credit cards

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You can find the Star's digital food writer Andi Berlin at a taqueria near you, taking tiny bites and furiously scribbling into an old notepad.