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Best Mexican near Studio City / NoHo

cycler15 Apr 30, 2008 05:01 PM

What's the best Mexican restaurant? I don't mind a hole in a wall as long as it has REALLY good soft tacos. I love a good carnitas or carne asada tacos. Must have good salsa as well.

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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: cycler15 Apr 30, 2008 06:23 PM

    How about a place with no walls? El Taco Llama on Magnolia and Bakman. YUM.

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      Jwsel RE: Das Ubergeek Apr 30, 2008 10:20 PM

      Magnolia and Bakman is where Casita Taco is located. The closest El Taco Llama is several blocks to the east. But it would be my recommendation also. Not only are the carne asada tacos great, but the lamb birria tacos are outstanding.

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        Das Ubergeek RE: Jwsel May 1, 2008 07:32 AM

        Wow, I've only been out of the Valley a year and a half or so and already my memory of the street names is gone. Thanks for the update!!

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          carter RE: Jwsel May 1, 2008 05:34 PM

          And Casita Taco is good as well, yet hardly dinner-worthy, unless you just want your basic taco stand environment.

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          chowchi1 RE: Das Ubergeek May 2, 2008 05:06 PM

          I second El Taco Llama -- next to the car wash. I had drive by this place for many years wondering what the food was like. About 4 months ago I tried it and now look forward to going back at least once a week. Very tasty and much more authentic than most of the competitors.

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            roasted138 RE: chowchi1 May 16, 2008 04:38 PM

            Thanks for the recommendation everybody! I myself have been driving by there countless times but never stopped...until this weekend!

            Any other gems in the NoHo area people want to divulge, I'm just starting to scratch the surface on all the amazing, cheap food in the area.

        3. Emme RE: cycler15 Apr 30, 2008 07:24 PM

          Hugo's Tacos is good.

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            Hypnotic23 RE: Emme Apr 30, 2008 08:01 PM

            Tony's Mexican Grill on Magnolia & Coldwater, ask for their special spicy salsa too, great spot!

            To bad we dont have much since this is where I live too yet my favorite is near my office in Chatsworth on Lasson & DeSoto-FAST TACO-Tacos al carbon, the best Al Pastor tacos this side of TJ or I should say for the Valley.

            Since I'm not about to drive to East LA or downtown truck just for a taco

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              anothernotch RE: Hypnotic23 Apr 30, 2008 08:56 PM

              Second Tony's.

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            ebethsdad RE: cycler15 May 1, 2008 08:20 AM

            My favorites are Tacos La Fonda, a truck that parks in a carwash on the northwest corner of Vineland and Vanowen, and Tacos El Zorro in a strip mall on the northeast corner of Coldwater and Sherman Way. Tacos El Zorro has wonderful seafood cocktiels as well as great tacos. I found these places thanks to the inestimable Bandini, whose website, http://www.tacohunt.blogspot.com/, is required reading for anyone looking for Mexican food in Los Angeles.

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              Servorg RE: ebethsdad May 1, 2008 08:26 AM

              Your comma got caught up in the URL for Bandini's blog, which is a common problem here, (often times it's the parens that gets caught). Here it is in working order: http://www.tacohunt.blogspot.com/

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                ebethsdad RE: Servorg May 2, 2008 07:42 AM

                Thank you. Typing is not my forte. Tried Mariscos Colima on Vanowen near Vineland last night. My whole fish was a bit overcooked, but fresh and tasty. Worth a visit.

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              roasted138 RE: cycler15 May 16, 2008 04:39 PM

              Torta's has great tacos if you ask for their homemade tortillas. Their albondigas is rustic and delicous as well. On Ventura near Vineland.

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                irlsanders RE: cycler15 May 16, 2008 06:22 PM

                HUGO's taco (stand) corner of Coldwater and Riverside. Healthy and tasty, got a half dozen salsas.

                The stuff at Las Fuentes (vanowen & reseda) is home made, cheap, and legit, and the decor is a day glo riot

                1. streetgourmetla RE: cycler15 May 16, 2008 06:57 PM

                  Super Tacos Michoacan on Vineland at Chandler, and there's a real hole in the wall on Vineland across the street from La Colmenita market, I want to say near Burbank Bl.Mariscos Colima is also a favortite Valley hit for me.Pescado relleno y unas chelas o una michelada por favor.

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                    roasted138 RE: streetgourmetla May 19, 2008 02:58 PM

                    Thank for the spots, I'm in this area like four times a week rehearsing!

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                      streetgourmetla RE: roasted138 May 19, 2008 03:26 PM

                      The place across from La Colmenita has a large Tacos de Barbacoa sign and is at Oxnard on Vineland.The place at Chandler is now called Calimex, it had changed owners this past year.Great stops after an Amp rehearsal!

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                        roasted138 RE: streetgourmetla May 22, 2008 11:29 AM

                        I hear that man! I'm getting sick of Daphne's

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