photo credit: Jakob Layman
Macheen, which serves out of Milpa Grille in Boyle Heights on weekdays and at Smorgasburg on Sundays, happens to make one of our favorite breakfast burritos and some of our favorite tacos, which is no small feat. Their tacos come on heirloom blue corn flour tortillas, and Macheen usually offers a handful of inventive and colorful fillings, like fried chicken tossed in salsa macha as well as solid vegetarian options like sauteed mushrooms done al pastor-style. But the must-order here is the pork belly taco, which drips with juice and comes on a bed of black beans and nopales. Takeout is most popular at the Boyle Heights location, but if you have time for a relaxed lunch, grab a table on their shaded streetside patio and eat your tacos with a turmeric cinnamon iced latte from Cafe Cafe, a craft coffee pop-up in the same space.
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