The first Westside location of Teddy’s Red Tacos is just as good as the original in Boyle Heights (which made our list of the Best Tacos In LA). And while the atmosphere in a shop off the boardwalk in Venice doesn’t quite live up to the original truck parked on train tracks, the rich, spicy beef birria is exactly the same. It’s the only thing on the menu, and the way to order it is in deluxe platter form, which comes with a quesadilla, mulita, tostada, taco, and pozole. You’ll be extremely full and happy.
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Mao’s is as close to a reliable, neighborhood Chinese spot as we have on the Westside.
Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
The Venice staple has been turned into an all-day play pen for Venice locals. And we’re pretty into it.
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The Mission Cantina
Mission Cantina is a vastly underrated Mexican spot in Hollywood with a $1 taco situations on Tuesdays.
If you want goat birria, Birrieria Gonzalez should absolutely be your number one choice.
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This Eastside seafood truck is home to one of the best tacos you’ll find in the city.
Guerrilla Tacos used to be a popular taco truck, and now it’s a great Mexican restaurant in the Arts District.
Great White is a light and bright breakfast and lunch spot near the Venice sign with excellent coffee and good breakfast burritos.
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