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What's good near USC? I'd love tacos or tortas ...

My interns tell me it's a wasteland for good food, but I have to believe that's not true. Thanks!

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  1. Something nearby:

    La Taquiza
    3026 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    (888) 218-0966

    Just north of the school campus. Good spot. Good Food. Fresh salsa and condiments.

    1. Try La Taquiza, I think it's pretty good, many folks like the mulitas. I also like Chicken Itza for SE Mexican and Taqueria Vista Hermosa for tacos and tortas, both in the Mercado la Paloma.

      Chicken Itza and Taqueria Vista Hermosa
      3655 South Grand Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90007

      La Taquiza
      3009 South Figueroa St.
      Los Angeles, CA 90007

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      1. re: sel

        The al pastor at Vista Hermosa is great..made with off the spit meat, fresh hand made tortillas, great tomatillo salsa.

      2. Go to El Antojito's for the sopes.

        El Antojito's
        824 South Broadway, Unit 'B'
        213-688-0885

        1. Sounds like a good lsit above. The only places I've tried nearby is King Taco and El Taurino.

          King Taco has a great green salsa you can try on their sopes and tacos al carbon.

          1. If you feel like going into the barrio, and you might as well since you're surrounded by it, there's a Gallo Giro at Jefferson & San Pedro. (About 2 minutes east from the Figueroa intersection).

            It's inside the Mexican supermarket on the left corner (Mercado Numero Uno, I think it's called) so there's plenty of parking in their lot.

            Very good tortas & tacos since they make their own bread and have their own tortilleria.

            El Gallo Giro
            701 E Jefferson Blvd
            Los Angeles, CA 90011
            (323) 233-3623

            http://www.gallogiro.com/