When I got the email for this tour, I cleared my schedule and replied immediately. I, of course, love tacos (who doesn’t?!) and I didn’t feel like I had tried very many since moving to L.A. about 6 months ago. The event description didn’t have many details, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we headed over to start the tour at about 10 A.M.
There was confusion about the start time and we ended up meeting the rest of the tour at the first stop Poquito Más in Sherman Oaks.
Stop #1: Poquito Mas: 13924 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks
Taco: Taco San Lucas & Carnitas Taco. Both were good, but the Taco San Lucas was one of my favorites of the whole tour.
Stop #2: Yuca’s On Hollywood: 4666 Hollywood Blvd
Taco: Cochinita Pibil. Juicy and delicious.
Stop #3: Guisados: 1261 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Taco: Chicken Tinga Taco. Amazing, slightly spicy, very flavorful and tender.
Stop #4: Al & Bea’s Mexican Food: 2025 E 1st St.
Taco: Everything Taco. Decent, but my least favorite of the tour. I’m not a fan of hard tacos.
Stop #5: Xoia Vietnamese Eats: 1801 Sunset Blvd
Taco: Pho Beef Taco. I LOVED this one. The owners created these tacos after making enough pho to feed an army. The taste is unique and pho lovers will approve.
Stop #6: Best Fish Taco In Ensenada: 1650 Hillhurst Ave
Taco: Fish Taco. This was much better than I expected and a wonderful way to finish the tour.
The tour overall was great experience and a good way to explore some areas of Los Angeles you may not be familiar with. Thank you to John & Laura for your hospitality and all your fun taco-themed games and city facts.
Secret City does a variety of food tours and each one is unique. The next tour is a tour of South LA coming up on 3/22: http://eatsouthla.brownpapertickets.com
All photographs by Travis Pruit.