Chuy’s Tacos Dorados

The crunchy tacos at Chuy’s might remind you of a classic Culver City taco stand that rhymes with “Rito’s,” which is probably the point. This semi-hidden walk-up window—located within the literal loading dock of a warehouse—is one of the Arts District’s best affordable lunch options, so don’t be deterred by the lack of signage (or limited patio seating). Around noon you’ll find a line of construction workers and security guards ordering bagfuls of hard-shells stuffed with shredded beef, grated yellow cheese, and pickled onions, plus maybe a chorizo and bean burrito or two. Join them and make sure to ask for extra green salsa.

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