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Sep 4, 2007 10:50 AM

Hard Shell Taco Recs?

As much as I love my cochinita pibil at Yuca's and my pastor at El Gran Burrito, I have been hankering for a good old school hard shell taco lately. Perhaps it is the sweet regressive thoughts of greasy taco night at Grandma's when I was a kid (maybe that's why I unashamedly fall through Del Taco drive through for tacos -- memories of Naugles - sigh). I really like the little fried beef and pickle tacos as Malo, but looking for something more low down, accessible, and down to earth.

Thanks, folks.

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    1. re: Skunk2Racer

      Of course! When I lived on the westside, I went there at least once a week. I live in East WeHo now, so also looking for Hollywood/Eastside treats. Sorry. Should have been more geographically specific. Tito's does hit the spot though, big time.

    2. Ttito's Tacos might be what you're looking for.

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      1. re: f_favila

        Titos on Washington Pl
        Mexicantessen on Atlantic
        Pepes on Valley Blvd
        Ordoneze on Garfield across from J&S both 24 hrs
        Tacos Lita

        Check the thread a few days ago for ground beef burritos, should have tacos also.

      2. Pacos Tacos on Centinela has pretty good hard shell tacos.

        I've also tried Tia Juana based on good reports about their hard shell tacos. Didn't find them that great though, although they're certainly not worse than Titos.

        1. I'm gonna throw this out there, and I'll probably get clobbered: Malo also has tacos dorados. Not groundbreaking, but at their happy hour (which really is the only time I'd go), the crunchy ground beef-and-pickle ones especially, with lots of yellow cheese, sure do hit the spot in between the margaritas.

          4326 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

          1. If you're in SGV, try Pepe's (locations in Rosemead and Alhambra).

            Good ol greasy hard tacos with shells that don't come out of a box.