Potato Tacos, who has the best?
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.
Second vote for My Taco.
Links for an excellent topic!
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
4326 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
2622 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065
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
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
3510 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
El Gran Burrito: El Gran Burrito
4716 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Edited to add: All of these places are convenient to downtown.
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!
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.