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Potato Tacos, who has the best?

Burger Boy Oct 6, 2007 07:21 PM

So, Burger Boy has a day of fun with a vegetarian girl, not a vegan. Where should I take her for THE BEST potato tacos, we will be doing the Brewery Art Walk, downtown/eastside, so somewhere close to that? Thank You Everyone!

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    sherpa50 RE: Burger Boy Oct 6, 2007 08:42 PM

    Loteria at the Farmers Market. They also have potato taquitos, something you don't see every day.

    1. bigtums RE: Burger Boy Oct 6, 2007 09:19 PM

      I personally love the potato tacos at My Taco in Highland Park, but that might be a little far. So how abot Cypress Park, right off the 110 at Avenue 26? El Atacor #11. I heard about that place on Chowhound and those tacos are pretty good, but not as good as the ones at My Taco. Although there's been talk that the ones at My Taco may have some chorizo flavoring in it.

      1. DanaB RE: Burger Boy Oct 6, 2007 10:03 PM

        Alegria, on Sunset in Silver Lake, has great potato tacos -- they are rolled tacos. I've found Alegria to be somewhat annoying at times (their no-substitutions policy, for one), but their potato tacos have remained consistently good.

        They also have potato flautas at El Gran Burrito, on Santa Monica just east of Vermont, which are very tasty.

        They also have eggplant and potato tacos at Malo, on Sunset in Silver Lake, which friends of mine like, although I haven't tried them personally.

        (Can you tell I hang out with vegetarians?)

        Malo info: http://www.malorestaurant.com/Menu.htm

        Alegria: Alegria on Sunset
        (323) 913-1422
        3510 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        El Gran Burrito: El Gran Burrito
        (323) 665-8720
        4716 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        Edited to add: All of these places are convenient to downtown.

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          greengelato RE: DanaB Oct 7, 2007 12:52 AM

          el atacor #11!!!!!!!!!!!!! i bring out of town guests here and it's always their favorite restaurant.

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            therealbigtasty RE: greengelato Oct 7, 2007 03:10 AM

            Not to mention that gigantic burrtito! Those potato tacos are a perfect side to a giant burrtito!

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            Bon Vivant RE: DanaB Oct 7, 2007 07:58 AM

            Alegria not only has rolled potato tacos ("Tacos a la Crema") but often times at lunch they have a lunch special of the more apropos hard taco stuffed with potatoes, cheese, lettuce, and tomato. I don't know which version I like better there!


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              Burger Boy RE: Bon Vivant Oct 7, 2007 08:39 AM

              Are they open today and are they open for lunch? TIA

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                Bon Vivant RE: Burger Boy Oct 7, 2007 11:12 AM

                Alegria is closed on Sundays but during the week and Saturdays they are open for lunch.


          3. DiveFan RE: Burger Boy Oct 7, 2007 01:14 AM

            Second vote for My Taco.

            Links for an excellent topic!

            Loteria Grill
            6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            4326 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

            El Atacor
            2622 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

            My Taco
            6300 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

            Alegria On Sunset
            3510 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

            El Gran Burrito
            4716 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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              gonzoeats RE: Burger Boy Oct 7, 2007 01:16 PM

              I know that El Atacor has the rep on this debate but every weekend El Huarache Azteca
              in Highland Park has killer potato quesadillas. These are made to order outdoors.
              The quesadillas are deep fried masa stuffed with beautifully spiced papas. I think these
              are way better--and suprisingly less greasy--than El Atacor. You should also try
              the rajas and squash blossom quesadillas while you are at it.

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                guero57 RE: Burger Boy Oct 28, 2007 07:58 PM

                The taco stand in frot of Verdugo Bagels in Eagle Rock/Glassell Park has great potato tacos. I reviewed it, as well as my top 10 NELA street vendors at www.yorkblvd.com

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