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Tacos in Long Beach?

richardsp Feb 7, 2007 03:58 PM

I go to lunch with my son once a week, and I've been trying to find a good cheapie taco place. We're around Lakewood and Del Amo.

Anything nearby worth eating? We've been getting our Mexican fixes from Super Mex and what I really want is a good taco truck.


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    teaeye RE: richardsp Feb 9, 2007 10:06 AM

    A bit far from Lakewood and Del Amo, but for the best taco truck style in Long Beach try the stand on 4th street just west of Redondo - Tacos la Mexicano? Always a line and it's fantastic.

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      Mommy2Bryce RE: richardsp Feb 9, 2007 10:16 AM

      I have to agree with teaeye. Tacos las Mexicanos (4th and Coronado) has the best food. Small carne asada tacos with cilantro and onions beats Super Mex by miles. Also try their nachos...to die for! I miss my Long Beach taco stand, HB has nothing in comparison.

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        eds1 RE: richardsp Mar 5, 2007 10:19 AM

        I think tacos la mexicano is just okay. Not the best Mexican food I've had.

        As for carne asada tacos, I prefer Rivera's Mexican Restaurant at 2901 E 7th St.

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          eleniantz RE: eds1 Jun 11, 2007 03:41 PM

          Rivera's is AWESOME! One of my all-time favorites.

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          Ernie RE: richardsp Mar 5, 2007 10:43 AM

          King Taco will be opening a new Long Beach location in about 2 months. Try their al pastor which is usually very good and fresh. Avoid their carne asada which is average at best

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            SoCalMuncher RE: richardsp Mar 5, 2007 10:51 AM

            Not sure if it's too far out of the way, but El Gallo Giro on LB Bl. and PCH is where I go to get my fix.

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              FED RE: richardsp Mar 5, 2007 12:01 PM

              gallo giro is great. but even better is taco loco, on magnolia between pch and anaheim. simply the best socal-style taco stand i know. truly amazing stuff.

              as for that specific area: lakewood and del amo is dining hell. there really is nothing that comes to mind. if you're willing to go a bit further, take lakewood down to the traffic circle and there's a chipotle. actually, it's pretty danged good.

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                SoCalMuncher RE: FED Mar 5, 2007 12:20 PM

                Don't remember the name, but on Lakewood, just north of the traffic circle, in the same shopping center as the Ralphs, there's a Mexican place whose al pastor was really tasty.

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                  FED RE: SoCalMuncher Mar 5, 2007 12:27 PM

                  i think this one is called cilantro or something like that. i ate there a couple of times, but wasn't very pleased. the meats seemed to have a weird soy sauce-like flavor. don't know what that is and have never run into it anyplace else.

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                    mlgb RE: FED Mar 5, 2007 02:16 PM

                    I think Cilantro is on Spring Street where the Vons is. Acually I'm going to that Ralphs on Lakewood this evening. I really don't remember a Mexican place but I'll look.

                    Avoid the restaurant at the corner of Lakewood and Carson, BTW.

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                      justagthing RE: mlgb Mar 5, 2007 03:05 PM

                      The restaurant is el cilantro and it is to the left of Ralphs. There is also one in the Pavillions Plaza off of Los Coyotes. I have never been, but the owners also owned the now defunk mediterranian place on Lakewood, just north of Ralph's and I didn't care for them that much.

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                      CynD RE: FED Jun 11, 2007 04:46 PM

                      I agree - tried it and it wasn't very good.

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                  bigdfromlb RE: richardsp Mar 5, 2007 12:13 PM

                  If you're going to go as far as the traffic circle, try Hole Mole on PCH @ Clark. There are two other locations, but this would be the closest to you. And on Tuesdays, tacos are a buck. Really like their al pastor items, and their fish tacos are terrific for the area.

                  1. vickib RE: richardsp Mar 5, 2007 09:29 PM

                    Up in Bellflower at the corner of Downey and Artesia is the original Enriques. When I lived by the Lakewood mall I ate there at least twice a week or so. It's really yummy.

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                      vegascloud RE: richardsp Mar 6, 2007 12:53 AM

                      4th street is a go. for sure. then drive to culver city and get titos--small menu=good food

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                        oddlymoving RE: richardsp Jun 11, 2007 04:13 PM

                        Taqueria La Mexicana Numero Dos. 4th and Obispo (two blocks off Redondo).

                        My favorite taco stand, on the side of a house. Been going for years.

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