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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

  1. ipsedixit Jun 7, 2011 08:05 PM


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

    1. c
      cdub Jun 7, 2011 08:37 PM

      mexicali on first and beaudry

      1. j
        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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        1. re: Johnny L
          AubWah Jun 8, 2011 06:08 AM

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

        2. c
          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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            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

            1. m
              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!

              1. 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.


                1. DarinDines Jun 29, 2011 11:54 PM

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

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                  1. re: DarinDines
                    silverlakebodhisattva Jun 30, 2011 11:31 AM

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

                    1. re: silverlakebodhisattva
                      ns1 Jun 30, 2011 11:58 AM

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

                      1. re: ns1
                        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.

                        1. re: silverlakebodhisattva
                          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.

                          1. re: silverlakebodhisattva
                            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. blackbookali Jun 30, 2011 08:43 PM

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

                    1. 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

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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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                        1. re: JR90021
                          blackbookali Aug 25, 2011 01:23 PM

                          that looks BOMB

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