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These Top L.A. Taco Spots Are Still Delivering While You’re Staying Inside

9:38 AM PDT on March 31, 2020

    [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he dining rooms at your favorite taco spots may be closed, but many are still open for delivery.

    A giant handful of the city’s most skilled taco technicians and culinary craftspeople are delivering directly to your place, making it as simple as pressing a few buttons on your laptop and simply hanging out, binge-watching whatever it is you’re currently hooked on while listening for their calls.

    As we are all aware, restaurants are facing hard times and an uncertain future at the moment, and we want to continue to do our part to help every one of them navigate the crisis. We're continuing to team up with DoorDash, which recently launched its #OpenForDelivery campaign to further support the industry and bolster restaurants who are also doing their best to support each other.

    Join us now as L.A. Taco takes a look at the top 10 taco spots that are open for delivery in your neighborhood.

    Boyle Heights/Montebello

    Borrego de Oro: Simple and simply delicious steamed Hidalgo-style lamb barbacoa is the namesake attraction at this trio of restaurants, which offers borrego in a variety of staples including enchiladas, gorditas, and tortas. But we prefer a simple order of the lamb or pancita in its purest form, which comes with beans, rice, consomé and tortillas so you can prepare your own taco feast at home.

    Downtown L.A.

    Chuy’s Tacos Dorados: Chuy’s serves an incredible take on a Sonoran-style family recipe for tacos dorados at locations in the Valley and Downtown. With slow-cooked beef, warm salsa thickened with chicken-and-beef broth, cheese that is hand-shredded daily, and a durable but crisp fried tortilla, each taco is nothing short of a revelation.

    Cielito Lindo: The oldest name in local taquitos has served Olvera Street for 86 years with its crunchy, rolled Zacatecan delights filled with shredded beef and slathered in creamy avocado sauce. The only difference between today and 1934? They deliver to you now. Okay, and a lot of other stuff. Still, the taquitos remain the same.

    Guerrilla Tacos: Chef Wes Avila proved long ago that he could slip just about any ingredient into a tortilla and make it sublime. Sweet potato. Pork belly. Butternut squash. Whatever it is, you can be assured it will be life-changing.

    Tirsa’s: This is real L.A. food. Exhibit #1 and #2: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are incorporated into the sopes and esquites here. There are also specialty tacos, including street-style, hard-shell, Baja fish, Tijuana-style quesatacos, and keto tacos. Choosing is the hard part.

    Harvard Heights/ Koreatown

    L.A. Birria Pizza: Even among L.A.’s recent tidal wave of birria de res places, L.A. Birria rightfully stood out with its cheese-spackled, juicy beef tacos dorados. Now they’re offering these same tacos alongside pizzas made with creative Mexican-inspired twists. Here you can get pizza topped with ingredients such as birria, asada, chorizo-and-beans, bacon, and carnitas. That is if you can resist the tacos.

    Mid-Wilshire

    Sky’s Tacos: You know, it’s just your standard Cajun-style taqueria serving crawfish, turkey, filet mignon, wild rice-and-yams, and lobster in its tacos. With a Mid-City location that gives it an unusual reach to go with its extraordinary range.

    South Bay

    El Barrio Neighborhood Tacos: Single-handedly changing the face of Mexican food in Redondo Beach, El Barrio uses Wagyu for its birria de res and mesquite-grilled asada, makes its own tortillas and chorizo and commits to all-natural, GMO-free ingredients. More importantly, it’s just damn delicious and will come to you.

    Venice

    La Tostaderia: Coming from the owner of Las Morelianas in Downtown’s Grand Central Market, the sake-poached octopus tostadas, ceviches, aguachiles, tacos gringos, and black cod-and-shrimp in guajillo broth hit the spot whenever you’re craving mariscos by the seashore.

    West L.A.

    Sonoritas Prime Tacos: A Sonoran-style taqueria specializing in mesquite-grilled filet mignon, along with lengua, short rib, salmon, and shrimp tacos, Sonoritas prepares tacos with the veneration they deserve.

    As with anything when we discuss good food in Los Angeles, the above list only scratches the surface of our vast and awe-inspiring food scene. So naturally, we’d like to include a few more of our favorites that are open for delivery via DoorDash, below.

    Enjoy!

    Flor de Yucatan — Pico-Union

    Guisados — Echo Park location only

    Happy Taco — Pico-Union

    La Fonda Antioqueña — Hollywood

    Los Molcajetes — Westlake

    MexiCali Taco & Co. —DTLA 

    Mi Lindo Nayarit — Florence-Firestone

    Sabor Colombiano — Westlake

    Tacos El Unico — Compton/Hyde Park locations only

    TacoMiendo — Culver City/Sawtelle/Montebello

    Zamora Bros. — East L.A./Compton

    DoorDash and L.A. Taco are doing everything they can to support local chefs and restaurant owners. You can continue helping great restaurants like these by ordering online from their menus and having them delivered straight to you. It’s easy to find what’s #openfordelivery near you through this link.

    If you’d like to help put the word out yourself, snap a photo/video of your delivery, tag your local taqueria and share it on your social channels with the hashtag #OpenForDelivery.

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