From the moment you step inside Los Cinco Puntos, it’s clear you’re in for a special experience. The deli/market in Boyle Heights is a true neighborhood institution and sells everything from cheeseburgers to breakfast burritos to hard-to-find spices and chiles, but you’re here for the tacos - and so is everyone else. The carnitas is their speciality, and while it’s some of the best we’ve had in LA, the crispy chicharron is even better. Frankly though, when the tortillas are as thick and fantastic as they are at Los Cinco Puntos, we’ll drive across the city to eat any kind of taco they’re wrapped around.
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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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