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The Best Tacos in Covina and West Covina

Both are distinctly different, but one thing they share in common is great tacos, ranging from CalMex freshness to taqueria classics, from hard-fought brick and mortars to inventive pop-ups. 

July 26, 2023

Dirt Dog Serves L.A.’s Best Michoacán/D.F.-Style Carnitas, After Giving Its ‘Kitchen Mama’ a Shot at the Menu

The recipe and technique behind Yanet Vazquez's carnitas are straight from Michoacán. But she says the sazón is pure D.F.

July 24, 2023

Family Behind Celebrated East L.A. Taco Stand Raising Money After ‘Reckless Driver’ Burns Down Their Kitchen

In addition to Asadero Chikali's prep-kitchen being destroyed, Melva Perez, the owner's wife, also lost her hair salon to the fire. According to the family, insurance won't cover either loss because their policy only covers their taco truck.

July 18, 2023

Eight Stacked Beef Tongues Form Evil Cooks’ Ungodly Trompo de Lengua, Here’s Where To Get It

The first time your eye catches Alex "Pobre Diablo" Garcia's lengua trompo, stacked with ten six-inch long beef tongues, you may be intrigued and slightly horrified at the same time. It's an extremely innovative evolution of the humble al pastor trompo found on every intersection in the city, but is it actually delicious, or is it just another example of TikTok viral video bait stunt food?

July 13, 2023

The Five Best Tacos in Claremont

From whole-chorizo tacos to Guadalajara-style birria, here is your guide to the best tacos to have in the mountain-lined border city between the counties of Los Angeles and San Bernardino.

July 11, 2023

L.A.’s Next Great Sinaloan-Style Taco Is At a Target Parking Lot in North Long Beach

The taco tides are turning in Los Angeles. After years of birria and Tijuana-style tacos controlling the city's Taco Life, another taco style is emerging as a new trend: Sinaloa-style. But even more specifically, El Verde, Sinaloa. Check out where to find the latest and greatest handmade chorreada in Los Angeles.

June 30, 2023

The 12 Best Tacos in Van Nuys

Van Nuys is home to L.A.'s arguably best vegan tacos, but the neighborhood also holds regional Mexican guisado gems not found anywhere else in L.A., like Guanajuato-style birria and a rare Asado Duranguense. It's time to the head to the Valley for your next taco crawl.

June 27, 2023

Meet ‘El Salsero’: The Santa Ana Chef Behind the Famed Lettuce Salsa

Luis Alberto's salsa de lechuga is mild, garlicky, and has a hint of lime. Like Luis himself would say, “you just need to try it.” 

June 23, 2023

The 6th St Bridge Taquerías: Meet the New Pop-Ups That Set Up Shop On Both Sides

On one side of the bridge you have a husband-and-wife duo making a fried tamal with meat and cheese already mashed into the corn. And on the other side, another married couple making old-school shrimp cocktails for traditionalists and a chorizo taco made with octopus.

June 23, 2023