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Sky’s Gourmet Tacos Restaurant has been a staple eatery of Southern California for over 28 years. Started by Barbara “Sky” Burrell, an African-American Woman, her dream was to reinvent the Taco and bring the Latino and Black communities together through delicious food. She created the unique concept of “Mexican, with a Splash of Soul” Cuisine. Sky’s has now expanded to two locations and will soon open a third at the new SoFi/Rams Stadium complex L.A.. Sky’s Products can be found on Amazon.

Westways AAA: The Dish – Vegitarian Mexican

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Blog: A Virtual Tea Party by Barbara Sky Burrell

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I am up, I am excited. Today is my long-planned Virtual Tea Party. Start time 12, high noon.  Guest count seven (7), eight including me, close gal-pals who I have not seen nor chatted with extensively with in some time. 

We’ve got a lot to talk about …Other stuff than just COVD19. Can’t wait.

In preparation we all are setting up using our best Tea Pots, Teacups and plates to enjoy my fresh baked Buttery Banana Nut Bread (I had it sent to all the Ladies), selected teas and sure to add a touch of ginger and lemon. We added to our real Tea experience: the hat, the gloves, and the make-up making it a real fun day after being couped-up within the confines of our homes for months, the kids, the husband, minimum or suspended bathroom privileges . A mess!

   Hold on…. we are all assembled, zooming in.. I’ll let you know how this FAB Tea party goes….

  • A few Hours Later –

OMG the party was exquisite, and I’ll tell you what assisted in our High Tea, we added a couple drops of Michter’s Bourbon to our tea, the very best! 

After all, we all were surrounded by designated drivers, kids, husbands, all just waiting for another assignment! 

All went well, had a ball… Thanks for showing up for High Tea everyone!  

See you soon. Next year, we’ll do it in person!



          Sky’s Buttery Banana Walnut Bread


  • 1 cup salted butter (Soft)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 7 whole, super ripe bananas (the riper the better) mashed
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tsp real vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (No buttermilk? Just add a little vinegar to milk = buttermilk)
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped or Crushed (Pecans may be used)


Cooking Instructions:

  • Preheat Oven 315 degrees
  • Spray or coat loaf pan with cooking oil…set aside
  • In a Large Bowl mix oil, ½ cup of butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and ripe mashed bananas together until smooth.
  • Add salt, flour, and baking soda slowly while mixing to avoid lumps
  • Add remaining butter and buttermilk until batter comes together completely
  • Stir in chopped walnuts
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from the center
  • Cool 20 minutes before removing from pan and slicing
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The Kitchn: 12 Places to Order Some (or ALL!) of Your Thanksgiving Meal Online

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Sky’s Gourmet Tacos Signature Cheesecakes
This is definitely the year to add a delicious cheesecake (or two) to your Thanksgiving spread. Barbara “Sky” Burrell’s silky, signature cheesecakes with homemade graham cracker crust are a longtime customer favorite and available for nationwide shipping for the first time this year. Choose between plain, caramel crunch, pineapple, and mango.

Story Plate: Sky’s Gourmet Tacos – Jewel Capped Fillet Mignon Tacos by Sky’s

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Sky’s Gourmet Tacos developed its unique flavors back in 1992 and continues to innovate with special sauces, its new all-purpose seasoning, and some classic recipes you can make at home. Here’s a favorite of our customers that we would like to share with you. It’s probably, outside of our Shrimp Taco, the most decadent Taco you’ll ever eat. Tender Filet Mignon, Bright Pico de Gallo and a few secret
ingredients make this Taco a star – and it is guaranteed to have your family and friends pleading for your “secret”!

Spectrum News 1: Owner of Sky’s Gourmet Tacos Strives to Be Role Model for Black Community


PUBLISHED 7:15 PM ET AUG. 10, 2020

After 28 years behind the grill, Barbara “Sky” Burrell is used to the reaction she gets when people find out she owns a taco shop.

“Black woman, doing Mexican tacos, come on…give me a break,” Burrell says with a smile.


Pico Location
5303 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Breakfast All Day
8AM - 10PM
Sky's Marketplace
4333 Admiralty Way #001
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Breakfast All Day
Sun - Thu
7AM - 10PM
Fri - Sat
7AM - 12AM
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