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Congratulations to Yuca’s! ~ Taco Madness 2009


Yuca's is a Los Feliz institution, a James Beard award winner, and perhaps the archetypal Los Angeles taco shack. It opened almost exactly 33 years ago by Jaime and Socorro Herrera and has been a beloved part of Los Angeles ever since.

Today is just another day for Yuca's. They'll serve hundreds of hungry people some of the best tacos, burritos, and burgers in the city. But it's also a special day, because Yuca's is the first ever winner of LATACO.COM's Taco Madness!

Yuca's path to the finals:

1. Beat Loteria Grill
2. Beat Cactus Taqueria
3. Beat Kogi BBQ
4. Beat Tacos Por Favor

Congratulations to Yuca's! Your trophy will be presented soon!

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