Its National Taco Day and you’re trying to figure out where to go. Luckily, LA has many great taco spots with tasty options for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Not sure where to start? Here are our 10 favorite Los Angeles tacos that every LA girl must try!
Fried Avocado Taco, Tacos tu Madre
With locations in Larchmont, Westwood, Downtown and Los Feliz, Tacos tu Madre is always a great option to meet your taco needs. The Fried Avocado taco is decked out with sweet n’sour sauce, poblano ranch slaw, fermented chili and fried onions. It’s amazingly flavorful and delicious—a perfect choice for vegetarians!
Grilled Maitake Mushroom, Petty Cash Taqueria
Find another mouthwatering vegetarian option can be found at Petty Cash Taqueria on Beverly Boulevard. The traffic sucks in this area anyways, so you may as well stop in for tacos. The grilled maitake mushroom taco is our favorite—the innovative creation includes yam puree, corn pico de gallo, queso fesco and hazelnuts.
Baja Taco, Pink Taco
“We Keep It Real and Uncomplicated” the Pink Taco motto proclaims, and the baja taco does just that. Prepared with your choice of shrimp or fish, cabbage slaw, chipotle mayo, avocado and pico, this flour tortilla taco is simple but deliciously good.
Lobster Taco, Blue Plate Tacos
For another seafood option, we love Blue Plate Tacos in Santa Monica. The lobster tacos here come in a crispy shell, topped with jack cheese and truffle oil. An ideal treat after a long day at the beach!
Chicken Taco, B.S. Taqueria
We love everything on the menu at this colorful Downtown joint, but the chicken taco is exceptionally tasty. The tacos arrive on blue corn tortillas, making your plate especially Instagrammable! Be sure to check out the happy hour, Monday through Friday from 5 to 7pm.
Trinity Taco, Homestate Tacos
For breakfast tacos, Homestate Tacos on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake is your spot. We recommend the trinity taco, which is stuffed with eggs, bacon, potato and cheddar. This savory creation is the perfect way to start a lazy Sunday morning!
Roasted Sweet Potato Taco, Guerilla Tacos
Guerilla Tacos is your spot for tacos on wheels. The food truck posts up at locations around LA, including Blue Bottle Venice, Cognoscenti Coffee, Blacktop Coffee and Silver Lake Wine. We love the sweet potato taco. Almond chile gives this one a kick while feta cheese provide additional flavor and fried corn nuts add crunch. Everything you could want in a taco!
Fish Taco, Chicas Tacos
The fish taco at Chicas Taco in Downtown LA includes beer battered fish, caesar salad, croutons and queso manchego. The croutons give it a bit of a crunch while the caesar salad makes this taco an ideal choice for comfort food. And we love the option to order online!
Mixed Veggies with Herbs Taco, Hugo’s Tacos
The mixed veggie with herbs taco is a great healthy but still flavorful option. With all those veggies, you’re basically eating a salad, right? Tacos come with onions and and cilantro and a choice of soft or hard shell.
Carne Asada Tacos, Pez Cantina
Head to Pez Cantina Downtown for amazing carne asada tacos. The delicious tacos are served in pairs, along with lime rice and choice of beans.