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L.A.'s Best Mexican Restaurants

Trujillo/Paumier Carnitas Michoacán #3, on East L.A.'s Soto Street, for cravings around the clock.

Photo: Trujillo/Paumier

As more Mexican natives move north for good, the restaurant scene in L.A. is opening restaurants that satisfy their regionally-specific tastes. Read the article

Destinations: Los Angeles · Downtown

Themes: Food + Drink

Inspired by: L.A.’s Best Mexican Restaurants — by Alexandra Marshall, Published Jun. 2007

Restaurants (8)

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    Tacos Baja Ensenada

    This East Los Angeles spot specializes in fish and shrimp tacos and burritos. Tacos are made with fresh, crispy-battered fish or seafood and pico d

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    Juquila

    At this casual Oaxacan restaurant in West LA, patrons are greeted with a heaping plate of warm tortilla chips topped with spicy mole, shredded Oaxa

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    Guelaguetza

    For the brother-sister duo of Fernando and Bricia Lopez, Guelaguetza is a vehicle that allows them to share their family's deep love of Oaxacan cui

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    El Borrego de Oro #2

    The second of three branches, this traditional Mexican eatery opened in 2003 and is located on East Washington Boulevard in southeast LA. The inter

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    Chichen Itza

    Set amidst a myriad of food stalls in the Mercado la Paloma, an unassuming warehouse-style building in South LA, this family-owned eatery is renown

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    Carnitas Michoacán #3

    By no means pretentious, Carnitas Michoacán #3 attracts customers with its bright yellow and red sign reading “Tacos + Over 5 Zillion Sold.” The si

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    Birriería Jalisco

    It’s all about the cabra (goat) at this family-owned birriería in East LA, just five minutes from downtown. Established in 1972, the Mexican café d

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    Monte Alban

    Despite its unassuming strip mall location, Monte Alban’s affordable and authentic Oaxacan dishes have made it a popular choice for Mexican cuisine

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