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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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  1. ipsedixit RE: AubWah Jun 7, 2011 08:05 PM


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

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      cdub RE: AubWah Jun 7, 2011 08:37 PM

      mexicali on first and beaudry

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        Johnny L RE: AubWah 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 RE: Johnny L 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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          chuck RE: AubWah 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 RE: chuck 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 RE: AubWah 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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              mangetoutoc RE: AubWah 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 RE: AubWah 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 RE: AubWah Jun 29, 2011 11:54 PM

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

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                    silverlakebodhisattva RE: DarinDines 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 RE: silverlakebodhisattva 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 RE: ns1 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 RE: 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 RE: silverlakebodhisattva 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

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                              ns1 RE: TonyC Aug 9, 2011 04:34 PM

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

                  2. blackbookali RE: AubWah Jun 30, 2011 08:43 PM

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

                    1. Deidre7 RE: AubWah 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 RE: AubWah 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 RE: JR90021 Aug 25, 2011 01:23 PM

                          that looks BOMB

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