Hottest Taco Joint in LA
Hello LA hounds!
I am from Toronto and am helping curate a large Canada vs USA taco throwdown in October as part of a Food Network sponsored event. I would like to know what are the top/ hottest taco joints in LA to reach out to for this job. Looking forward to tasting their goods!
Some of the board's favorites include Ricky's Fish Tacos, Guisados, Tacos Punta Cabras, Leo's Taco Truck, Mariscos Jalisco, but everyone has their own favorite, so you're liable to get a huge list.
We just had a really fantastic taco-centric food festival called Tacolandia. You can read about some of our experiences here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906589. A list of the participating restaurants are here: http://microapp.laweekly.com/tacoland....
I would (generally) skip Leo's. The reason being, it's main claim to fame is the trompo (vertical rotisserie) with al pastor. The guy who makes those tacos is not there all the time. He's usually there on weekends, but I've seen him at odd nights when I've drove by. The truck is on the n/w corner of La Brea/Venice is there like clockwork, but many times not the guy making those particular tacos. From my past experience, the other dishes from Leo's are not especially memorable.
Some of these folks are more available than others for a north-of-the-border pop-up, since they are pop-up themslves (Guerrila). You can also reach out to the Guelaguetza family who is part of Taste of Mexico: http://thetasteofmexico.org/ , they love doing these type of PR events.