Colonia Taco Lounge in La Puente is Ricardo Diaz's latest taco operation, improving the stewed taco, tortilla and craft beer scene in Los Angeles.
Handmade tortillas and cheesy, meaty mulitas are the star at Tacos El Korita.
Chichen Itza serves Mayan and Yucatan specialty Mexican food in the Mercado La Paloma in Los Angeles.
Bizarra Capital in Whittier brings fun new Mexican cuisine to the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier.
Years into his empire building, Roy Choi now controls much more than just a few loncheros that sling short rib tacos. His multi-faceted ventures include a Chinatown rice bowl spot we love, a reclaimed IHOP that serves quick and dirty dinner plates, and a South Central juice and smoothie house that's co-run by a giant food corporation. Indeed, Roy Choi is doing it all, while the rest of us just ride along through his twitter account @RidingShotgunLA.
Coni'Seafood in Los Angeles offers unparalleled Mexican-style seafood, with smoked marlin tacos and assorted ceviches to suit anyone's taste.
The San Fernando Valley neighborhood of North Hollywood in Los Angeles offers a wide array of amazing Mexican foods. Here are five of our favorite dishes.
Arturo's in Whittier serves some of the only puffy Tex-Mex style tacos in Los Angeles.
At Guisados, it's all about savory, thick stewed meats and vegetables that are dolloped onto freshly patted corn tortillas. Maybe you'll find a thin slice of avocado here, a dusting of toasted seeds there, and plenty of pickled spicy onions to go around, but that's about it. The stews do the talking at Guisados, and we couldn't be happier with what they have to say.
Most Mexican food events in Los Angeles are, frankly, inelegant affairs. Yes, you'll find some of the city's best tacos, endless piles of tamales or any number of Oaxacan specialties. But they're almost always served in a parking lot, under a few pop up tents, or dotted across a patchy lawn somewhere. East LA Meets Napa is different. It's classy. See our favorite bites of the night in the slideshow!
The earthy, home-cooked moles at La Casita Mexicana are among the best you'll find in Los Angeles.
The Tacolandia festival in Los Angeles delivered dozens of the city's finest tacos, all in one place...and we tried them all.
The weekend-only Mercado Olympic in downtown Los Angeles offers fantastic regional Mexican cuisine.
A San Fernando Valley hole-in-the-wall, Tortas Ahogadas La Ramadita offers few taco options, but their fantastic namesake tortas ahogadas makes up for the slight.
Tacos Clarita in El Sereno serves up amazing tinga tacos from a former Spanish-language TV cooking star.
With their smoky asada and spicy salsas, Sergio's is winning over the hearts and stomachs of every working-class neighborhood they've entered.
As a slightly upscale alternative to the late night cafes, trucks, and tables that run along Cesar Chavez Avenue, La Serenata de Garibaldi has been pushing plates of fresh seafood, simple tacos, and stiff margaritas for more than 25 years. And people are still leaving with smiles on their faces.
Henry's Tacos has died; long live Henry's Tacos. The Studio City gringo taco spot, with its faded yellow sign and Googie-style architecture that jutted south from the corner of Moorpark Street and Tujunga Avenue, closed last year amid much controversy. Did the landlord cave and let Henry's return after owner Janis Hood sold the place to one of her decades-long employees? Nope. They just moved across the street.
It doesn't take much to please the locals out in Venice. They've got sunshine on their side, the beach at their feet, and a closeknit sense of neighborhood that's practically unrivaled anywhere else in Los Angeles. And it is that perfect Venice mix of well-heeled hippie, lanky surfer, aging musician, yoga pants moms and perpetually busy twentysomething that all lines up on weekdays for La Isla Bonita. This is their neighborhood taco truck.
Carnitas Michoacan in Lincoln Heights serves up tasty tacos beyond their namesake carnitas, and a plate of carne asada fries that's not to be missed.