Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Feb 23, 2008 10:15 PM


Does anyone know of any places that serve good chorizo (tacos, burritos, etc)? I've only tried a few drive-thru's that serve awfully greasy ones. I don't mind greasy, but any good ones that you know of? They can be restaurants or drive-thrus. Thanks in advance!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I love chorizo. Just had a chorizo burrito tonight at The Burrito King - 2827 Hyperion Ave. in Silverlake. It was pretty good, not greasy. I've also had them at Burrito Express - 1597 E. Washington Blvd. in Pasadena. Lots of Chowhounds have mentioned a place in Santa Monica called Tacos Por Favor - 1408 Olympic Blvd. I've got to get over there. Where do you get yours? I'd go anywhere for some good chorizo - greasy or not.

    1. Tacos por Favor in Santa Monica on Olympic have a good chorizo and cheese taco.

      I had a good chorizo taco yesterday at El Tapatio in the West Valley - Victory & Fallbrook.

      1. Tacos Por Favor is at the S/E corner of Olympic at 14th in Santa Monica. True, Bandini (of The Taco Hunt blog) and other 'hounds have lauded their chorizo and cheese tacos. I tried one the first time I was there and found it to be tasty but too rich for my taste, at least that day. Since then I've stuck to their al pastor and carnitas tacos, very generous though the price now approaches $2 per. Why I keep returning to Tacos Por Favor is their delicious salsa roja on their salsa bar, my favorite on the westside, and their very friendly service. I need to give that chorizo and cheese another try.

        1. Thanks all! I haven't tried any of these! I've gone to a few burger take-out places for mine- that's probably why they weren't too great. I've eaten at places like Doublz. They do have very good Denny's style Hash Browns though for cheaper (especially good extra crispy). I have a never-revealed-before confession though: I love Jack in the Box's 2 for 99 cents tacos because they bear a slight resemblance to chorizo.

          1. Has anyone seen Tolucan green chorizo in LA?