One thing you can always count on in LA is delicious food, but more specifically, delicious tacos! LA has become a hub for some of the best taco spots and trucks. They’re also some of the best and most reliable options available when it comes to late-night bites. Since tacos have become an essential part of Los Angeles food culture, it was only right for us to highlight some of the best LA Girl Picks. Enjoy and eat up!
1. CaCao Mexicatessen (Los Angeles)
Address: 1441, 1576 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
For a delicious margarita night with friends, head over to CaCao Mexicatessen. This taqueria and cantina provide everything you need, even a happy hour! Their margaritas look very thirst-quenching with flavors like guava, spicy mango, jalapeno, and cucumber… the list seems endless. Two of our favorite drink recommendations would be opting for Margarita Pitchers or a Margarita Flight and trying all of the flavors! The street taco options are also expansive, with options like Fried Avocado, Chorizo Cauliflower, Carne Asada, Ensenada Fish, and more.
LA Girl Pick: Head over for happy hour to try their Margarita Flight and Ceviche De Casa
2. Chuys (Arts District LA)
Address: 1335 Willow St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
We love a family-owned restaurant! Chuys, in the Downtown Arts District, has been serving up delicious tacos and some of the best hot sauces in town. Head over and try their vegetarian taco options, Carne Molida Burrito, quesadillas, and more. In a rush? Order online for fast and convenient pickup.
LA Girl Pick: Carne Molida Burrito
3. Roadside Taco (Studio City)
Address: 10628 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
For a colorful cute vibe with outdoor seating and classic Mexican cocktails and food, head to Studio City for Roadside Taco. Trust us when we say this place is great for experiencing LA foodie culture. Their taco menu has so many options to choose from with entrees like the Mushroom Taco (vegetarian), Chicken Birria, Hot Chicken Taco, Shrimp Baja Taco, and more. Their margaritas are made from freshly squeezed juice, and they offer flavors like pomegranate, apricot, mango, strawberry, and more.
LA Girl Pick: Spiked Horchata (House specialty) and Chicken Birria Taco
4. Mariscos Jalisco (Los Angeles)
Address: 1830 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035 (West LA)
If you’ve been searching for the best ceviche in LA, look no further. Mariscos Jalisco is a classic Mexican food oasis on wheels, with multiple different locations all over LA they serve some of the best ceviche, tacos, burritos, oysters, and more. Check out their Instagram for more info, and drool over the featured photos.
LA Girl Pick: Shrimp Ceviche
5. Tacos Los Poblanos #1 Estilo Tijuana
Address: 5821 Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90011 (Visit Instagram for more locations)
For delicious authentic Mexican food, visit this amazing food truck in Los Angeles. They have mouth-watering options to choose from, including a Carne Asada Plate, Chorizo Tacos, Street Tacos, Asada Quesadillas, Cabeza Tacos, and more. According to Yelp, most days, they are open until midnight (so hit them up for your late-night cravings!). Looking for more information? Head to their Instagram page to get informed and excited about their tasty offerings.
LA Girl Pick: Asada Tacos with everything on it
6. Toca Madera (West Hollywood)
Address: 8450 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
For a more upscale dining experience, try Toca Madera on 3rd Street. The beautiful decor and tasty food create an amazing combination of a fine dining experience with a Mexican influence. Items from their taqueria menu include the Sea Bass Taco, Chicken Al Pastor Taco, Braised Short Rib, Truffle Mushroom, and more. This restaurant even has a brunch option and happy hour menu.
LA Girl Pick: Braised Short Rib with a Los Muertos cocktail.
7. Teddy Red Tacos (Venice)
Address: 46 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291
One of the most popular destinations for Burria Tacos in all of Los Angeles is Teddy Red Tacos. They have locations all throughout Los Angeles and serve some of the most delicious tacos you’ll ever have in life (according to The LA Girl’s taste buds!). For your next Venice beach trip, go ahead and stop by their Venice location for both good vibes and good food. Watching the sunset over the water with a Birria Taco in hand sounds like our type of day.
LA Girl Pick: Deluxe Plate with Birria Consume and a Jamaica Agua Fresca
8. King and Queen Cantina (Santa Monica)
Address: 1401 Ocean Ave Ste 104, Santa Monica, CA 90401
For a vibrant setting, fresh cocktails, bright colors, and amazing food, visit King and Queen Cantina. They’re very known for their many flight options that consist including the Mimosa Flight, Margarita Flight, Tequila Flight, Bandera Flight, and Mr. Tempo mezcal flight. They also have other cute drink options, like the world’s famous margarita in a traditional clay glass. If you are a birria lover, this place will impress you with its various birria options; Birria Tacos, Burrito, Tortas, Dirty Fries, Nachos, and Quesadillas. Text the group chat and let them know margarita night just got better!
LA Girl Pick: Margarita flight with surf & turf tacos
9. Pink and Boujee LA (Los Angeles)
Address: 948 Crocker St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Branded as “Not your basic taqueria,” Pink and Boujee LA lives up to it. This Latina-owned business has brought one of the most unique out-of-the-box taquerias to LA. Everything is pink and fab, with great food options, and it also creates the perfect Instagrammable experience. Try their famous pink taco, and don’t forget to post and tag them.
LA Girl Pick: Pink Taco
10. Mexicali Taco & Co. (Los Angeles)
Address: 702 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Grab a taste of Baja from Chef Esdras Ochoa at Mexicali Taco & Co. This restaurant is filled with many yummy choices like the Mexicali Taco, Mexicali Burrito, Dorados, and much more. Don’t forget to put all of your sauces on top for an amazing meal with bit of a kick.
LA Girl Pick: Mexicali Taco
After all of that taco eating, you may be kind of thirsty. Lucky for you, here are 5 Restaurants with the Best Margaritas in LA to quench your thirst!
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