Even in the middle of a pandemic, Tamales Liliana’s is another Boyle Heights institution where lines can get long quickly. Here’s our tip: Head to the smaller, original location on E. 1st St. Crowds tend to be much leaner compared to their flagship location on Cesar Chavez, and the tamales are just as good. The chili verde is tremendous here, but if you’re looking for something sweeter, don’t pass up the pineapple one either.
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