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Guerrilla Tacos used to be one of LA’s best taco trucks, and now that they have a permanent space in the Arts District, they’re one of LA’s best taco restaurants. The menu changes pretty frequently, but there are some staples you can always rely on. One is the sweet potato taco, and the other is the fantastic pork belly taco, with smoked trout roe, charred habanero, and chives.
For years we built our daily schedules around Guerrilla Tacos truck’s pending location. And now that they’ve permanently parked the truck and opened a restaurant, we just spend a lot of time in the Arts District. The brick and mortar Guerrilla has some familiar aspects (sweet potato tacos, excellent seafood tostadas, very friendly staff) and new options too (quesadillas, even more taco options, booze). It’s a quick and casual, order-at-the-counter set-up, but they also won’t mind if you hang out for a while until you feel ready to order a second round.
If you’re anything like us, you spent many years tracking the Guerrilla Taco truck location and deciding whether or not you have enough time to make it there on your lunch break. Those days are over now that they’ve landed in a permanent brick and mortar in the AD, and it’s even better than the truck. There are some familiar characters on the menu (sweet potato tacos, excellent seafood tostadas), but plenty of new options too (quesadillas, even more taco options, booze). It’s a quick and casual, order-at-the-counter operation, and they won’t mind if you hang out for a while until you feel ready to order a second round.
Guerilla Tacos, the excellent Mexican spot in the Arts District, is serving huge “Emergency Taco Kits” with all the fixings for as many as 60 tacos. They come with roast chicken and carne asada - or sweet potato for vegetarians - plus all the salsas and toppings you’ll need. Also important: Their margarita kit, which is 96 oz. (approximately 25 servings) of their fantastic house mix with tequila for $120.
The ultra-popular taco shop in the Arts District has done away with their regular menu and gone all-in on the take-home DIY kits. From 11am-6pm daily, head Downtown to pick a nacho kit with wild boar, 92oz batched margaritas, or even a $155 family-style taco kit that comes with 5lbs of chicken and carne asada each, several pints of salsa, 30 eggs, and one roll of toilet paper. Be sure to order at least three hours in advance of pick-up and keep an eye on their Instagram as well.
If you really want to go big for brunch, Guerrilla Tacos is the place to do it. You wouldn’t know it based on the laid-back dinner, but at brunch, they’ve got some serious entrees, like steak and eggs with chile de arbol and tortillas, and the Puerto Nuevo Scramble, a mix of lobster, trout roe, and fantastic house rice with chives. They also have some smaller, more affordable plates, like chorizo and potato tacos, and the sweet potato and egg quesadilla. But no matter what you get, don’t skip the cocktails - the Cochiloco is our favorite. It’s their version of a Mai Tai, and comes in a giant glass pig.
In addition to offering some pretty great taco and nacho kits, Guerrilla Tacos in the Arts District has got “Emergency Margarita Kits,” which are their house margaritas, bottled for three or four. Just add ice and shake. It’ll last about a week in your fridge, if you’re not trying to drink three margaritas in a night.