5 Taco Spots in Los Angeles You Must Visit

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It’s no secret that Los Angeles has an ample amount of Taco shops to curb your cravings. A warm handmade tortilla, juicy and flavorful meat (or vegan meat!), spicy salsa, and all the toppings your heart desires. Make every day Taco Tuesday by ordering from these restaurants each with their own take on a mouth-watering taco.

1. Guisados

7 locations

Guisados Tacos Sampler

This family-owned restaurant has locations all over Los Angeles and is truly making a name for themselves. The menu at Guisados is loaded with options to choose from including 14 different types of Tacos for lunch or dinner and 6 different breakfast Tacos. The tacos range from steak picado and chorizo con papas to more vegetarian options like hongos con cilantro and calabacitas.

2. Tu Madre

4 locations

Tu Madre Tacos

Tu Madre is a trendy neighborhood spot with outdoor dining and good vibes. The second you walk through the entrance you will see all of the trendy neon signs, the dim lighting, and hear the tunes of various latin music over the speakers and the buzz of happy customers. If the ambience isn’t enough to sell you just by walking by, it’s important to note how delicious (and unique!) the tacos are. When ordering at Tu Madre you’ll have options like a Fried Chicken Taco, Sweet N Sour Chicken Taco, and more common tacos like the Carne Asada and Crispy Fish.

3. Tacos 1986

7 locations

Tacos 1986 Carne Asada Taco

Starting out as a Taco Stand, Tacos 1986 officially opened their first store front in 2019. Tacos 1986 is a popular Los Angeles Taco spot, and they truly are expanding all over the city. This restaurant is serving up mesquite-grilled carne asada, chicken, adobada, or mushroom in handmade corn tortillas and generous amounts of cheese and guacamole. These Tijuana-style tacos are juicy, filled with flavor, and worth every bite.

4. Pinches Tacos

4 Locations

Pinches Tacos Plates

This trendy and delicious restaurant is known for its mouth watering tacos. When visiting any of the 4 Pinches Tacos locations, you will have the option to choose from 10 different types of tacos. In any case that your lunch date isn’t in the mood for tacos, they can also choose from the list of burritos, tortas, taquitos and more.

5. Sonoratown

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Sonoratown Carne Asada Taco

Sonoratown is a place of great history and great tacos. The restaurant serves as a nod to the owner’s hometown in Mexico and in honor of the Mexican immigrants who settled in Los Angeles after the Gold Rush in 1850. Sonoratown has a menu consisting of only 7 items, one of which is their costilla taco made with steak. This restaurant is best described as a grab and go restaurant - considering a good portion of their customers are business folks in the area looking for a quick yet delicious meal. This local favorite on S Los Angeles St and E 8th St is sure to fulfill your taco cravings.

If you live in Los Angeles or if you’ve ever visited before, you know that tacos are a way of life here. These 5 restaurants have people raving about their tacos, from carne asada to hot chicken tacos - these restaurants all unique in their own way. Whether it be their origin story, the adventure of trying someplace new, or the thought of a delicious taco that inspires you to go - you will leave any of these places feeling content.

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