Tacos Quetzalcoatl splits its time between downtown (on weekdays, at Central Ave & 8th St.) and East LA (on weekends, at Olympic and Kern), and wins the award for best vegetarian street tacos in the city. You simply won’t find a better meatless taco in LA than Quetzalcoatl’s Taco Omega-2. If you are looking for meat, their lamb barbacoa is tremendous, and if you ask, they’ll fry cheese right into the side of tortilla.
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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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Bernadette’s is a cool, casual, 1970′s-themed bar in downtown without any of the shtick you’re probably picturing in your mind.
Sibling Rival is a solid all-day restaurant (get the pancakes!) in DTLA’s Hoxton hotel.
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Chori-Man in San Pedro serves huge and delicious breakfast burrito stuffed with LA’s best chorizo.
Fiesta Martin Mexican Grill
A big Mexican restaurant on with four locations around Inglewood, Fiesta Martin on La Brea is an excellent place to come with a big group.
Cilantro Mexican Grill
Cilantro is a Mexican cafe inside a North Hollywood Chevron that serves some of the best burritos in town.
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Holbox is a fantastic Mexican seafood counter and raw bar inside the Mercado La Paloma in South Central, near USC.
Guerrilla Tacos used to be a popular taco truck, and now it’s a great Mexican restaurant in the Arts District.
Tacos Leo might be a taco truck in a gas station parking lot, but you aren’t going to find a better al pastor taco than right here.
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