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
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.
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
Address: 11785 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 473-9293
I think for this purpose, Titos is actually pretty good, too.
Address: 11222 Washington Pl, Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: (310) 391-5780
Come to the Valley and go to Mission Burrito. Locations in Canoga Park....Roscoe and Fallbrook or Vanowen and Canoga. Really, really good crispy tacos. And if you feel like it try their bean and cheese burrito. It's served wet with an incredible sauce and melted cheese on the top. YUMMMMM