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Mar 10, 2009 11:29 PM

Korean tacos at La Taquiza of all places

La Taquiza near USC recently started offering Korean tacos, and I just tried a couple of their pork tacos. They also offer short ribs but were out of them when I went.

I have to say, these are really good! They're quite different from Kogi. In fact, they're closer to what I imagined "Korean tacos" to be. The emphasis is on the meat with both Mexican and Korean flavors/spices. Like crossing al pastor with spicy Korean bbq. There's also kimchi and a slice of avocado in each taco.

Need to try the short rib tacos soon. $2.50/pork taco, $2.75/short rib taco. A little bit more meat than your average taco.

La Taquiza
3009 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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  1. I'm not real big on "fusions" but this sounds good!

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    1. re: mrbigshotno.1

      Yeah I agree, the Korean/Mexican combo seems so right. Thanks for the report mikeop34.

    2. Bring it on! Don't come into our country and rip off our food! We already have the underground network in place!

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      1. re: Burger Boy

        Ya mean Tacos Arabes are OK, but Tacos Coreanos aren't?

        1. re: Akitist

          Si! Until Bandini comes back and does a thorough study and write up!

      2. Hi mikeop34,

        Very interesting. Looks like Kogi is starting a new trend (potentially), but as you said in a different way. I'll have to try these out the next time I visit my friends in the area. Thanks.

        1. Hi mikeop34, I just tried these yesterday too! I went to La Taquiza for chilaquiles when I saw signs plastered all over the place with the Korean flag on them advertising Korean tacos! So i had to try one.

          I only got the short rib taco. Like you said, more meat than average, and I TOTALLY agree that this is what I originally envisioned a korean taco to be like...throw some marinated bbq meats in a tortilla and top it with some kimchi. it's pretty something you could make at home. but i actually like this version better than kogi. It's a little pricey though bc w/ tax, the short rib taco ended up almost $3.

          1. Kogi Jumped the Shark this morning, they were on the Chanel 5 Morning News