The black and orange taco truck in the parking lot of a 76 gas station on the corner of La Brea and Venice has quietly become a member of LA’s taco elite for simply having an al pastor taco that’s better than anyone else’s. The meat itself is fantastic, but the secret is those chunks of pineapple. Refilling your gas tank in Mid-City was not supposed to taste this good.
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Los Angeles is a taco town, but some are in a class all their own. Consider this your checklist for the best of the best.
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Met Her at a Bar
Met Her At A Bar in Mid-Wilshire is a casual neighborhood breakfast spot, and a good place to get work done.
Commerson is a generic-looking seafood restaurant on La Brea with food that’s actually pretty interesting.
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Papi Tacos & Churros
Papi Tacos & Churros in Jefferson Park is excellent at both of the things in its name.
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Teddy’s Red Tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos in South LA serves delicious beef birria out of a truck sitting on (not in use) railroad tracks.
This order-at-the-counter taco spot Downtown has solid carne asada and long lines of people who saw it on Instagram.
Tacos Quetzalcoatl splits its time between Downtown and East LA, and has some of the best vegetarian tacos around.
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