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These Nayarit-Style, Ceviche-Stuffed ‘MarisCocos’ in Compton Taste Just As Good As They Do On the Beach

Each young coconut is macheted to order and imported from Colima. The tender meat is mixed in with the ceviche and its refreshing coconut water is served in a plastic bag. They are about the size of basketball and weigh five pounds—at least. It's officially summertime in Los Angeles!

June 20, 2024

The 11 Best Backyard Restaurants in Los Angeles

Despite many requests to publish this guide, L.A. TACO has been somewhat protective of these gems to not "burn out the spots." However, we wanted to share it with our small, loyal pool of paid members, as we appreciate your support (and know you to be okay, non-NARCs). Please enjoy responsibly and keep these 'hood secrets...secrets.

April 18, 2024

What To Eat This Weekend: Vegan Koobideh, Oaxacan ‘Mega Tacos,’ Wagyu Tongue Carpaccio, and Coffee Brewed In Hot Sand

Plus, ooey gooey k'nafeh, a "punk room" at a luxury food and wine festival, chopped cheese in Chatsworth, and Indian-Chinese pork vindaloo dumplings on Melrose. Go out and eat this weekend.

March 1, 2024

The 5 Best Tacos in Compton

Driving down Compton's Atlantic Boulevard can be hypnotizing, with its abundance of trucks cooking gems like a taco de labio, requeson-filled tacos dorados, and famous birria de chivo.

Compton Mexican Bakery Starts GoFundMe After Street Takeover Looters Run Up $75,000 in Damages

Open for the past 48 years, every day closed is resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars of revenue for the panadería, "a financial hit that the family cannot afford to endure for too long," says the GoFundMe page. Up to 100 looters were seen on surveillance cameras and no arrests have been made.

January 3, 2024

Compton Will Name A Street After Eazy-E Next Week

The 100 block of Auto Drive South will become "Eazy Street" in honor of Eric Wright, the local legend who vaulted to international fame as the frontman of N.W.A.

November 16, 2023

Spot Check! Acoustic Punk and Tacos In Compton, Chilaquiles With A Money-Back Guarantee, and Smoked Brisket Banh Mi

If these chilaquiles are not the best you've ever tasted in the U.S., you get 100% your money back. Plus more in our weekly column dedicated to highlighting new restaurants and events worth hitting up!

September 15, 2023

The 14 Best Carnitas Tacos in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County is a porker's paradise. We scoured every corner to bring you the most melt-in-your-mouth, sticky, slow-cooked carnitas all over. These are some of the best cazuela players in Los Angeles, including a handful that make handmade corn tortillas, too.

September 12, 2023