X’tiosu Kitchen is an order-at-the-window spot in Boyle Heights that serves fantastic Mediterranean/Mexican fusion food perfect for a quick lunch or low-key weekday dinner. Your first order of business needs to be the chicken shawarma tacos, but the chorizo kebab plate (with some really excellent hummus) also needs to hit the table. Plus, there’s a cute little front patio to sit and enjoy it all in. Just make sure you put their garlicky Toum sauce on absolutely everything.
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The birria at Tacos Y Birria La Unica in Boyle Heights is some of the best you’ll find in Los Angeles.
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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Tacos Quetzalcoatl splits its time between Downtown and East LA, and has some of the best vegetarian tacos around.
Enrique’s is an old-school Mexican restaurant in Long Beach, and home to a pork shank that will temporarily solve all of your life’s problems.
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Guelaguetza is a Oaxacan spot in Koreatown that’s one of the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles.
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