Guisados is a family affair: Armando De La Torre Sr. takes orders, his son is in the kitchen, and her grandchildren at the tables. And their tacos live up to their reputation. Made on site every day in their Boyle Heights location, the 100% corn tortillas are prepared right before being covered with various delicacies: cochinita, mole poblano, chiles torreado, camarones, huleta en salsa verde… A laminated booklet will help you pick — just skip the chicharron. And vegetarians won’t be disappointed either: mushrooms and cilantro, calabacitas, black beans that will make meat-eaters jealous. Don’t bite off more than you can chew, and order the “sampler” with six kid-sized tacos — the hardest part is choosing which ones.
Address: 1261 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30AM-10PM, Friday 10:30AM-11PM, Saturday 9AM-11PM, Sunday 9AM-5PM
Reservations: No reservations
Price: Taco $3, Sampler $9
Neighborhood: Echo Park
Best for: Lunch, Snack
There are plenty of Guisados in town (Burbank, Downtown, West Hollywood…), but we recommend this one.