Living in LA, a good go-to taco spot is a must. Cheap, tasty, fresh and fast are a pre-requisite, and Guisados is all of those, while staying true to it’s roots of simplicity & authenticity. They started with one location in Boyle Heights, and have now expanded to four locations, in DTLA, Echo Park, and most recently, West Hollywood.
We chose to visit their Echo Park location, where a line can often be seen out the door, but parking wasn’t too much of an issue- they have an off-street lot at the restaurant, and then a second off street lot just a few steps away, or plenty of street parking nearby as well. They have a big outdoor patio behind the building, and a few tables indoors as well. You can watch their cooks making orders in the kitchen as you stand in the fast moving line – making fresh corn tortillas from ground masa, putting the finishing touches of pickled onions or avocados atop the tacos.
Each taco was so different from the rest but just as good down to the last flavor-packed bite. My favorite of the six I got was the Mole Poblano, which is shredded chicken breast in a nutty poblano style Mole, served with sour cream, queso fresco, red onion and dried chile. Yum! If you’re not a fan of spiciness, I’d recommend subbing out the Cochinita Pibil, it left my mouth & lips on fire! I’ve also heard the Steak Picado is pretty spicy too.Guisados (1261 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 // 213.250.7600)