While so much of the L.A. dining scene revolves around the glitzy celeb-swarmed restaurants, some of the best (and cheapest) food in the city can be found on the streets. Literally. Local blogger Bandini
wholeheartedly agrees––he writes about his quest for taco perfection every week on his riveting blog The Great Taco
). Here the great Bandini himself reveals his top taco picks in the City of Angels. El Pecas #2
Enjoy a plate of Jalisco-style tacos here, at one of L.A.’s finest taco stands. Order the al Pastor and watch as the cook cuts slices of pork from the roasting spit onto the grill and then tops your taco off with onions, cilantro, and a deliciously complex salsa.
Corner of Olympic & La BreaEl Matador
Parked in the lot of an auto repair shop overlooking the 101 freeway, this taco truck is a destination for hipsters
and locals looking for that late night fix. Their delicious salsa roja on top of skillfully prepared meats will leave you wanting more.
1174 N. Western Ave.Yuca’s
Specializing in Yucatan recipes, this hut’s signature is cochinita pibil, a slow cooked pork recipe that never disappoints. Grab a cold beer at the market next door and relax.
2056 Hillhurst Ave.El Taurino
The walls are decked with bullfighting imagery, the grill smokes with meat, and the spicy salsa roja will make you reach for the nearest cold beverage. On the weekends, they also roll out a taco wagon into the parking lot.
2306 W. 11th St.Leo’s
Not many taco trucks have their own Web site and MySpace page, but L.A. is not your ordinary town. Here, PR is part of the game, and in the taco truck
business, Leo’s is breaking new ground. Locals line up for delicious tacos and burritos nightly, and on weekends,
the wait can be 30 minutes.
4300 Eagle Rock Blvd.leostacos.com