Taquizas Gilberto is a weekend-only West Covina pop-up that serves Hidalgo-style birria and barbacoa, and the taqueros here are masters at cooking meat low and slow until it’s super tender. Barbacoa lovers can try the dish’s traditional lamb preparation, as well as goat birria that’s equally succulent. Taquizas Gilberto has plenty to sample, but one dish that stands out on their menu are the tacos dinamitas. These are actually more like flautas, and consist of generous portions of meat rolled up in a large corn tortilla before being deep fried. The birria taco dinamita can be compared to a larger, crispier, and much tastier version of the taquito, but this comparison really doesn’t do them justice. The meat makes up the majority of each bite and effortlessly pulls apart as you sink your teeth into its crunchy tortilla shell, which you should definitely dip into some chile guajillo salsa.
Where we've featured it
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.
More spots in West CovinaSee more
More Mexican spotsSee more
Asadero Chikali is an East LA spot that makes great flour tortillas and breakfast tacos.
Mi Ranchito Veracruz
Mi Ranchito Veracruz in North Hollywood is home to some of our favorite tamales in Los Angeles.
Cactus Mexican Food
Cactus isn't the best Mexican food in LA, but at 2am on a Saturday, it certainly does the trick.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more