The first Westside location of Teddy’s Red Tacos is just as good as the original in Boyle Heights (which made our list of the Best Tacos In LA). And while the atmosphere in a shop off the boardwalk in Venice doesn’t quite live up to the original truck parked on train tracks, the rich, spicy beef birria is exactly the same. It’s the only thing on the menu, and the way to order it is in deluxe platter form, which comes with a quesadilla, mulita, tostada, taco, and pozole. You’ll be extremely full and happy.
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The Tasting Kitchen
The Tasting Kitchen might forever reside in Gjelina’s shadow, but that doesn’t mean we won’t give it some well-earned time in the sun.
Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
La Cabaña Restaurant
Mexican restaurant La Cabaña is a Venice landmark with huge burritos and a killer back patio.
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Bar Calo is a Mexican cocktail bar/restaurant in Echo Park that reminds you why you love LA.
Los Guichos is an all-day, cash-only taco truck in South Central, serving some of the best al pastor we’ve ever had.
Ceviche Project is an excellent Eastside date night spot, with inventive and interesting takes on raw fish.
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This Eastside seafood truck is home to one of the best tacos you’ll find in the city.
Guerrilla Tacos used to be a popular taco truck, and now it’s a great Mexican restaurant in the Arts District.
Great White is a light and bright breakfast and lunch spot near the Venice sign with excellent coffee and good breakfast burritos.
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