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The L.A. TACO Ultra Last Minute Guide to Mother’s Day Gifts and Things to Do

[dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]other’s Day is just a few days away and if you’re anything like me, whether you celebrate Dia de las Madres on the 9th or the 10th you are probably still scrambling to find different ways to make your mami feel special that day. 

Asking yourself if it’s too late to order flowers or cute fruit arrangements from a small business or brainstorming ideas of what to eat that day. If you’re in this situation don't worry that  L.A. TACO has your back. Browse these last last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas and events until you find something that'll make your mom say, “Ay Gracias Mijo/a!”


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Roses & Mariachi at El Perro 110

You have to admit that nothing says “Taquero mucho Mom!” like a good meal accompanied by good music. Lucky for you El Perro 110 in Cudahy is having a big celebration on Mother’s Day filled with tacos and live Mariachi. So make sure to cruise by with your mom and enjoy Perro 110’s signature loaded tacos made with handmade tortillas that come straight from the motherland, Tijuana, Mexico, and made by the taquero’s own mother! And because they are celebrating Mother’s Day, they will also be handing out roses to all the moms who attend, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

When: Sunday, May 9, 2021

Where: 4901 Patata St. Cudahy, CA

Loquita Bath & Body

Now while some may be taking their moms out to dinner or live events, others may feel it's a bit too soon for social gatherings. Instead of going out, treat yourself and the special mujer in your life with an at-home spa day. Let your mom unwind with a glass of champagne in her hand and a tub bubbling with one of Latina-owned Loquita’s Bath & Body bath bombs. Loquita has a different variety of bath bombs to choose from some of which include her famous conchita scented bath bombs. Or maybe you want to give your mom a mani pedi to which I'd say go for one of Loquita’s famous raspado mani bombs. Either way you’ll leave your mom feeling like one relaxed and glowing reina. 

The Gift of a Serenata

You really can't go wrong with the long standing tradition in Latino households of serenading your madrecita with Las Mañanitas. And if you are still on the hunt for a good mariachi then look no further than the woman-led Mariachi Gallos Reales. They have limited openings for Mother’s Day both Sunday and Monday. Times of open availability are only in the morning, which in our opinion is the best time to sarante the queens in our life. All booked up? Don't trip you can also enter Gallos Reales giveaway for a chance to win a free one hour trio performance. 

Booking: (323) 359-0269

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Lizzard Mama’s Golosinas

Ain't no ‘hood like motherhood which is why you're going to want to level up your michelada and mixed drink game with none other than Lizzard Mama’s homemade rim paste. Her all natural rim pastes include classic flavors like tamarindo, mango, pineapple, and fresa. Truly it’s a rim paste for the mujer who likes a little spice in her life. Lizzard Mama’s also sells Michelaguas for our sober reinas and empulpaditos for those who enjoy the sweeter things in life. You can purchase any of her rim pastes and golosinas on Saturday May 8, in person or place your orders for shipping by Thursday to ensure a Mother’s Day delivery. 

When: Pop-Up Event, Saturday, May 8, 2021

Where: 2831 W. 1st, Santa Ana, CA 92703

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For Shipping DM @lizzard_mama_

“Dear Mama” Brunch at Home Kit

Now any good drink has to be accompanied by a good meal but maybe your favorite restaurant is all booked up. Well look no further because Rice & Shine is curating an at home brunch kit that is dedicated to the strong women in our life. On their Filipino-American style menu they have longanisa scotch egg, herbed eggplant frittata, garlic rice, and more. Orders for the “Dear Mama” brunch kit should be placed before May 5.  


Pick up: May 8 & 9 in Long Beach

Still Life Host Mother’s Day Pottery in the Park

Up for a socially distanced pottery class? Check out Still Life Ceramics who will be hosting an outdoor Mother’s Day Pottery class in the Park. The class will be taught by visual artist Claudia V. Solórzano, she will be teaching you how to make a vase or wall hanging with your mom.

When: Sunday, May 9, 2021

Time: 12:30 p.m.


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Plantitas from Aaron’s Garden

Want a unique gift for a unique mom? Then you should stop by Aaron’s Garden for some of the cutest plants and flowers in Los Angeles. The plants are sold by an 8-year-old boy named Aaron, his mom, and sister. He runs his business out of his garage which he has converted into his own little plantita shop. He will be selling plants and Mother’s Day arrangements on Sunday, May 9 and Monday, May 10 so stop by and get your mom a cute pot for her jardín. 

Puzzle Fun with Viri Ramos

For those who will be celebrating from home, you might want to give your mom a loteria, but not just any loteria. This is artist Viri Ramos' 500 piece puzzle of the classic loteria cards that you can work on together as a family at the Mother’s Day carne asada. Once you're done you can frame the puzzle and show off your work. Not into puzzles? Ramos also has a selection of beautiful art prints to choose from. 


El Cholos kid for the mom on the go

Now this is for the fashionista in your life, for the mom on the go. If you are looking for something cute for your mom then you want to check out El Cholo’s Kid purses. Her colorful hand woven purses come in all sizes from big tote bags to small hand bags and are made out of recycled plastic. At El Cholo’s Kid there is no wrong choices because all of her purses are cute as hell. 


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Pre-Order A’s BBQ

If your mom is anything like mine she is always cooking something up in the kitchen, so the last thing you want her to do on Mother’s Day is lift a finger. Which is why you should think ahead of the game and pre-order some juicy BBQ from East los A’s BBQ. Whether you get their mac and rajas, cochinita pibil or their cafecito baby back ribs you are guaranteed a happy mom after eating A’s. 


Pez Cantina

Pez Cantina is Downtown Los Angeles’ best kept secret. Get dolled up and enjoy their Mother’s Day brunch menu which on Sunday will include a special drink menu for the mom’s who just want to unwind. 

When: Sunday, May 9, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

RSVP: 213.258.2280


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Last Minute Meaningful Shopping Shop Streetlet’s Digital Pop-Up

The women-owned community shopping app, Streetlet, is hosting a digital pop-up starting on May 3rd and ending on May 9th. They will be offering locally assembled flowers, cheeses, coffee, and much more—all without having to lose your home. Best of all? Anything you purchase using their app will arrive just in time for the big day. You’re welcome! 

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