Tag Archives: tacos

Guisados update — new menu items

12 Sep

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The opening of Guisados DTLA, the third outpost of Armando de la Torre’s best-in-class taco shop, is a good occasion to revisit and try a couple new things. On the left, a formerly secret menu item: chorizo quesadilla. On the right, beef mole. And a new drink!

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Tacos Punta Cabras – Surprisingly Great Fish Tacos in Santa Monica

19 Oct

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Westside Mexican food is, if not an oxymoron, at least a shadow of its Eastside counterparts. But a couple guys with sterling chef resumes opened up a true hole in the wall (minus the grime) in, of all places, the big business side of Santa Monica. What on earth are these guys thinking? And more importantly, can they make a taco?

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Kogi BBQ & Kogi at the Alibi Room

27 Sep

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Maybe you’re like me: you read all the hype about Kogi but just never got around to tracking down the truck in the middle of the night and standing in line forever. You’ve seen the truck at Venice First Friday or Art Walk, but the line stretched around the block and you thought, there are better things I can do with 2 hours, and you settled for a hot dog.

Well you’re not like me anymore. I took the opportunity a couple weeks ago passing through the OC to hit up the Kogi truck at the Little Saigon lunar new year festival. Good times.

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Tito’s Tacos – Authenticity Might Be Overrated, But These Are Not the Tacos to Prove That

10 Sep

Tito’s Tacos is classic Westside cultural appropriation. Hard shell, yellow cheese, watery salsa — apparently, that’s how you spell gringo. But is this throwback taco actually delicious?

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Guisados – Tacodouche edition – Best Tortillas Ever

19 Feb

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Guisados opened up in Boyle Heights a couple years ago in an old tamale shop. Situated next door to a tortilla maker, the killer app here is fresh masa brought over almost every hour for the freshest, most awesome tortillas ever.

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Guerrilla Tacos – Gourmet Street Meat

8 Jan

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Back to our regularly scheduled programming, could there be a new contender for best tacos in LA? Guerrilla Tacos is a months-old pop-up serving up gourmet foodstuffs in taco form.

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