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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.
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.