When it comes to choosing which tacos to eat downtown, the decision can be difficult. We’ll make it easy for you - go to Sonoratown. This tiny, order-at-the-counter taco spot is a bit removed from the main downtown hustle, but it’s worth the extra few blocks walk. All the tortillas are made in-house and the carne asada is phenomenal. And it’s just nice to know $2 tacos still exist.
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Los Angeles is a taco town, but some are in a class all their own. Consider this your checklist for the best of the best.
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