You could go to the Brentwood Country Mart to buy Gwyneth Paltrow-approved cheese knives, to mail a package at the least-chaotic post office on the Westside, or to see what intimidating high schoolers are wearing these days. But no matter why you’re here, your lunch should be from Frida’s, in the nice outdoor food court. You’ll appreciate these simple little tacos when you're surrounded by stores where you could spend half of your rent check on a onesie for a newborn baby. The chicken, pastor, and mole are our favorites.
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Carnitas El Momo
On a side street in Boyle Heights, El Momo is a tiny trailer and home to some carnitas tacos you can’t get anywhere else in town.
It’s not that we’re against taking meat out of food. It’s that taking the meat and cheese out of Mexican food leaves you with a whole lot of nothing.
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