The black and orange taco truck in the parking lot of a 76 gas station on the corner of La Brea and Venice has quietly become a member of LA’s taco elite for simply having an al pastor taco that’s better than anyone else’s. The meat itself is fantastic, but the secret is those chunks of pineapple. Refilling your gas tank in Mid-City was not supposed to taste this good.
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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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India Spices And Groceries
India Spices & Groceries is a fantastic specialty market with everything for your at-home feast.
Ray's & Stark Bar
Ray's & Stark Bar is the ground floor restaurant of the LACMA and solid place to grab some food before staring at some art.
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Mondo Taco in Santa Monica is a small, order at the counter taco spot serving non-traditional tacos.
Los Cinco Puntos
You cannot - and should not - miss out on the carnitas and chicharron tacos from Los Cinco Puntos in Boyle Heights.
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Teddy’s Red Tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos in South LA serves delicious beef birria out of a truck sitting on (not in use) railroad tracks.
Tacos Quetzalcoatl splits its time between Downtown and East LA, and has some of the best vegetarian tacos around.
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