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Nov 30, 2006 05:16 PM

Best chicken tacos

Who has the best chicken tacos in LA? Our beloved Bandini doesn't ever order the pollo, so I'm seeking assistance elsewhere. I'm partial to the Tacomiendo/Por Favor style, just grilled chicken, onions and cilantro (not as big on the stewed chicken thing). Suggestions?

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  1. I don't have an answer but I was thinking of posting the same question for one of my lads. He loves tacos with grilled chicken but won't eat the stewed stuff. Hand made tortillas and grilled chicken with nothing else! I'm not sure what to ask for. I prefer other proteins, the only chicken tacos that I've consuned are his rejects doused with the most potent salsa available. Hey non-mammal consuming ChowHounds; whose grilled chicken taco reigns supreme???

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    1. re: sel

      Try asking if they have "pollo asado" for grilled chicken instead of the stewed variety

    2. Taco Village on East LA/Montebello border on E Beverly Bl. Good char flavor and excellent salsa bar. I love their nice and lean carne asada too.

      1. i am totally spacing on the name (maybe its ana mari's??) but one of the food stalls in the grand central market in downtown has great grilled chicken tacos.

        1. I live for the chicken tacos at Metro Grill (Olive St at Venice Blvd). Now this place is a greasy, fast food place. I would not touch the burgers and egg fare. But the cook does a few things really well. The chicken tacos (soft tortillas) are brilliant. The chicken is slow cooked and drenched in spices and broth. It is topped with lettuce and salsa. This is one big taco for a buck. Two to three make a meal. Warning: they are messy, leave your dainty dining companions at home. Also, try the homemade papusas. Very nice folks, too.

          1. Casitas Tacos. SIN DUDA. Their chicken (yes, it's grilled), across the board, is the best, and they have a good condiment bar to satisfy your onion and cilantro urge. And their dark red salsa is a thing of fiery beauty. Try the arroz con pollo, too.

            There's two in Burbank and one in NoHo.