La Taqueria Downtown serves strong margaritas and the area’s best Mexican food in a low-ceilinged space where you’ll want to spend hours ordering rounds of drinks and tacos while listening to The Beatles on the speakers. The only catch is that everyone else wants to spend a few hours here as well, so waits can be as bad as they are at Razza up the street.
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