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Your Favorite Tacos Downtown

AubWah Jun 7, 2011 07:19 PM

Las Morelianas in Grand Central Market for me

Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Las Morelianas
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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    JR90021 Aug 8, 2011 05:31 PM

    The taco truck, La Compita, on Hooper and 14th, across from the Smart and Final.

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      blackbookali Aug 25, 2011 01:23 PM

      that looks BOMB

    2. Deidre7 Jun 30, 2011 10:40 PM

      La Torta Loca in the fashion district (Between 8th & 9th on Santee) ~ their crispy asada tacos are amazing (and of course their tortas hehe)

      La Torta Loca
      855 Santee St Ste A, Los Angeles, CA 90014

      1. blackbookali Jun 30, 2011 08:43 PM

        the nameless stand on 7th by Tony's(bar), east of Alameda. GREAT buche. massive quesadillas.

        1. DarinDines Jun 29, 2011 11:54 PM

          I second Tacos, Tumbras a Tomas (lunch) and Mexicali (dinner).

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            silverlakebodhisattva Jun 30, 2011 11:31 AM

            Any recs specifically for pollo tacos, for those of us who don't do mammal meat?

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              ns1 Jun 30, 2011 11:58 AM

              mexicali taco co does fantastic chicken tacos. super smokey - i'd rec the grilled chicken vampiro.

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                silverlakebodhisattva Jul 11, 2011 11:02 AM

                All Right! Went to Mexicali on Friday PM with the (no longer-Pup-sized) Chow Pup; after waiting (the "super smokey" applies to the customers after waiting, as well as the food) for a while for them to get rolling (we got there at 8 sharp) we powered through a couple of chicken tacos, a chicken vampiro, and a cachetada. Excellent, in both my and his (taco-centric) view.

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                  silverlakebodhisattva Aug 8, 2011 05:19 PM

                  Back again with the Pup, and two of his homey-ettes on Thursday; more of everything; many vamprios and cachetadas, with various salsa combinations. Brilliant.

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                    TonyC Aug 9, 2011 04:19 PM

                    It doesn't matter how good the tacos might be, because so far it's been vaporware. Two weekends in a row I ended up at Kike's because 1) Mexicali ran out of food 2) they completely shuttered prior to midnight, w/o tweeting an update.

                    If you're going to use "social media" to grow your biz, why not also use it for customer service?

                    And with that, I like the al pastor at La Reyna

                    La Reyna Restaurant
                    2000 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

                    1. re: TonyC
                      ns1 Aug 9, 2011 04:34 PM

                      meh. i always go before 9 to beat the hipster crowds anyway.

          2. Hershey Bomar Jun 29, 2011 11:06 PM

            I think El Pollo Loco has the best crispy tacos. No one believes me... sigh.

            Ricky's is NEAR downtown (Silver Lake/Los Feliz). Great guy. Great fish tacos.


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              mangetoutoc Jun 29, 2011 10:42 PM

              It's no contest for me, the scallop tacos at the seafood joint at the back of Grand Central Market. Just thinking about it makes me need one!

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                TracyS Jun 9, 2011 04:18 PM

                Tacos, Tumbras a Tomas in Grand Central Market

                Grand Central Market
                317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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                  chuck Jun 8, 2011 04:15 PM

                  I just found a hole in the wall place Aladdins coffee shop on Hope and 12. They have a buffet lunch but you can get tacos that are pretty good too,

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                  1. re: chuck
                    Johnny L Jun 9, 2011 01:12 AM

                    OMG I walk past that place everyday to work! Never knew what it really was.

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                    Johnny L Jun 8, 2011 01:01 AM

                    Danny's Tacos on Olympic and Grand! Al pastor, cabeza, and tripas are to die for with their homemade tortillas!

                    Danny's Taco Restaurant
                    1435 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

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                      AubWah Jun 8, 2011 06:08 AM

                      I love Danny's too. The truck across from JW Marriott I really like as well

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                      cdub Jun 7, 2011 08:37 PM

                      mexicali on first and beaudry

                      1. ipsedixit Jun 7, 2011 08:05 PM


                        On Spring St., in between 6th and 7th Streets.

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