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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

Is This Crema-Drizzled, Aguachile-Topped Crispy Shrimp Taco in Boyle Heights the Official Taco of Summer in L.A.?

Why choose between tacos de camarón and aguachile when you can have both at the same damn time? If Sinaloanses can add mayonnaise to their ceviches, why can’t this mariscos truck from East Los add crema to their aguachile-topped tacos?

June 22, 2023

Spot Check! A Transylvanian Feast In Glassell Park, Tori Amos Burgers In Los Feliz, Tacos and Motorcycles In El Monte, And Juneteenth In Watts

Sounds like Transylvania should be better known for its casserole layered with spiced lamb, beef, smoked pork belly, rice, and sauerkraut more than its aristocratic vampires.

June 15, 2023

Tacos in the Outfield: Meet the East L.A. Taquero Who Got His Start Selling Carne Asada Inside Tijuana’s Baseball Stadium 

Jesus Manuel "Güero" Mendez is the head taquero for Tacos Don Cuco, which has six locations around L.A. and the I.E. But he never forgets his humble beginnings selling tacos outside Tijuana's baseball stadium. A couple times a year, he still makes carne asada for the staff and players as a way to honor that.

June 9, 2023