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Taco Spots with Unique Specialties?

guero57 Sep 7, 2011 07:29 PM

I'm looking for some suggestions for eateries that specialize in, or at least have a particularly good iteration of, a particular taco/or quick snack. For example, the Arabes truck on Olympic in EastLos, Mariscos D.F. in Highland Park for the cocteles and tostadas, El Pariente in Highland Park for its Birria, or Flaming Taco in Echo Park for its Pastor. Can anyone offer me superior spots to those I've named above? What about a spot with tacos de canasta, potato tacos, quesadillas with huitlacoche/flor de calabasa, or cemitas? Maybe others that I'm not even thinking of? Ideally these spots would be in the general area between East LA and Highland Park. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Taco Spot
2006 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

1600 E Holt Ave, Pomona, CA 91767

  1. j
    JR90021 Sep 8, 2011 08:36 AM

    Quesadillas with huitacohce? Try Almas & Hoagies on the corner of 14th and Hooper in the Warehouse district (close to the 10 freeway). No ambiance, not much space, but great quesadillas.

    1. Servorg Sep 8, 2011 08:24 AM

      In this case you'll want to hit up Cacao Mexicatessen for their wonderful variety of veggie tacos, including potato and nopales, but extending on to a variety of very unusual tacos such as Flor de Calabaza (squash blossoms) and Flor de Jamaica (hibiscus flower) and Aquacate de Frito (panko encrusted avocado).

      Cacao Mexicatessen
      1576 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

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      1. re: Servorg
        guero57 Sep 8, 2011 08:29 AM

        Thanks for the reply. I haven't really been blown away by Cacao in the past, but maybe it's worth another visit.

        1. re: guero57
          Servorg Sep 8, 2011 09:40 AM

          I really liked their tacos guajalote (turkey with mole de pepita).

      2. JAB Sep 8, 2011 07:12 AM

        Guisdados with, you guessed it...

        2100 E. Cesar E Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

        1. c
          calpurnia Sep 7, 2011 10:23 PM

          Potato Taco - My Taco in Highland Park

          My Taco
          6300 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

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