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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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  1. Mai

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

    1. mexicali on first and beaudry

      1. 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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        1. re: Johnny L

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

        2. 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

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

          2. Tacos, Tumbras a Tomas in Grand Central Market

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

            1. 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!

              1. 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.


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

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                  1. re: DarinDines

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

                    1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

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

                      1. re: ns1

                        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.

                        1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

                          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.

                          1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

                            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

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

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

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

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