Tocaya, a mini-chain with locations in Venice and West Hollywood, does healthy Mexican food. Sure, there are tacos and burritos here, but the emphasis is on the salads and bowls, as well as the mostly organic produce. By the way though, those tacos are better than we thought they’d be.
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Teddy’s Red Tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos in Venice is the third outlet of the fantastic red beef birria tacos mini-chain.
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Birrieria San Marcos
The tacos at Birrieria San Marcos are great, but the consomé at this North Hills truck is also worth the trip.
You won’t know how much you need a chicken shawarma taco until you’ve had one from X’tiosu Kitchen, an order-at-the-window spot in Boyle Heights.
Chulita is a Mexican spot on Rose in Venice that’s a good place for drinks and some appetizers.
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On a random corner in Silver Lake, El Caserio is a quiet Latin American restaurant with one of the coolest patios in town.
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