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Tacos in Long Beach?

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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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        1. re: eds1

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

        2. 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

          1. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: FED

                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.

                1. re: SoCalMuncher

                  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.

                  1. re: FED

                    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.

                    1. re: mlgb

                      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.

                    2. re: FED

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

                2. 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. 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.

                    1. 4th street is a go. for sure. then drive to culver city and get titos--small menu=good food

                      1. 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.