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Opening Night: The Taqueros of ‘1986’ Want You to Have Good Tacos Late-Night in Downtown L.A.

1:19 PM PDT on June 19, 2019

[dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]ising stars Tacos 1986 have ascended from the nomadic taco stand to their first brick and mortar in Downtown L.A. The taqueros threw a soft opening Tuesday night at their new digs on Spring and Sixth streets, and celebrated by giving out complimentary tacos to anyone who stopped by.

Photo by Erwin Recinos.

It was all part of the taqueros' wish to give back to the city that spawned their meteoric rise. Jorge “Joy” Alvarez-Tostado, the bombastic showman of 1986, broke character and showed nothing but gratitude to anyone who came in. Co-owner Victor Delgado told L.A. Taco that he felt that they will be ready to open on Thursday.

.@tacos1986 is celebrating the grand opening their new taqueria in DTLA with a soft opening. They're giving away free tacos till 10 pm today. Corner of 6th and Spring 🌮

— L.A. TACO 🌴🌮 (@LATACO) June 19, 2019

The space is small but they use it well, with a counters along the white walls painted to look like bricks. The menu is above the ordering area offering their regular Tijuana-style fare: Tacos, quesadillas, mulitas and vampiros (and a secret menu). The turnout was good and quick.

Some of the L.A. Taco crew definitely liked it.

Tacos 1986 founders and members of the LA Taco fam. Photo via Memo Torres.

Tacos 1986 opening in downtown is phenomenal news for the drunk bumpkins (like me) looking for GOOD tacos at 1 a.m. There’s little to no good taqueros in downtown who operate so late. Victor told L.A. Taco that they plan on opening past last call on Fridays and Saturdays, once they get situated.

In the short time they’ve been open 1986 moved locations several times, went to Coachella, appeared in a music video, have been covered by everyone under the sun. Today the team announced via IG that they will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Tacos 1986 (brick-and-mortar)

609 S Spring St, Los Angeles,

Open from 11 a.m. to midnight for now

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