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Oct 25, 2006 08:31 PM

Crispy Shredded Beef Tacos

Ever since I moved to Los Angeles a year ago, I have been looking for a good crispy shredded beef taco, which I cannot find! Please help me if you know of anywhere that can serve that well. I am located in Los Feliz/Silverlake, but I am willing to travel if it is going to be good enough

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  1. I like Titos. :canofworms:

    Some people like Cinco De Mayo, but I like Tito's meat filling better (but the shell on the CDM tacos).

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    1. re: Xericx

      I 2nd Titos. It is my favorite crispy taco place.

    2. Bit of a hike from where you are but Lucy's (I think) on the north side of Venice near Overland is really tasty. HUGE plates of food (main entree + rice, beans, salad, etc.) for about $8.00. I love their crispy tacos (fried shell).

      This is authentic, old-style Mexican food and I highly recommend it.

      1. Pepe's in Alhambra and Villa Tepeyac in South El Monte.
        Pepe's is at 511 W. Valley Bl. Villa Tepeyac is on the corner of Rush St. and Merced Ave.

        1. I feel your pain. I live in the same neighborhood, and I really don't like the hard shell beef tacos offered at any of the usual suspects. In the neighborhood, the best hard shelled tacos, at least to my taste, are to be found at Malo, although they have ground rather than shredded beef.

          Address: 4326 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
          Phone: (323) 664-1011

          A little farther afield, I like the hard shelled beef tacos from Lucy's El Adobe and from Tia Juana, on Olympic near Bundy.

          Lucy's Cafe El Adobe
          Address: 5536 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
          Phone: (323) 462-9421

          Tia Juana
          Address: 11785 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
          Phone: (310) 473-9293

          I think for this purpose, Titos is actually pretty good, too.

          Tito's Tacos
          Address: 11222 Washington Pl, Culver City, CA 90230
          Phone: (310) 391-5780

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          1. re: DanaB

            I like the bbq crispy tacos at Lucy's. A bit greasy, but good.

          2. Tacos Por Favor in Santa Monica - Olympic at 14th.

            I happen to love love love the tacos at The Talpa on Pico between Barrington and Bundy, but they're not shredded beef. I MISS the tacos at Chihuahua - but I hear they're reopening on Venice in Culver City.