Guisados: One Of The Best Taquerias In Los Angeles
I’ve heard about Guisados for a very long time. I have never been because I tend to stay in the same areas when I’m in Los Angeles. I don’t often get Mexican food because I live in San Diego and we have our fair share of delicious gems. Guisados gets lots of love on sites like Yelp but the late LA Times critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jonathan Gold loves it. And I love him.
One day when I was volunteering with the Inside Out Project crew, I was in Boyle Heights and not far from Guisados. It was an opportune time to get a quick snack and see what the fuss was all about.
My thoughts on Guisados??
The fuss is worth the drive. There is another location in Echo Park and Guisados just recently opened a downtown and West Hollywood location. The tacos at Guisados are made with fresh homemade tortillas and topped with homestyle braises. It is more of a stewy type topping, rather than grilled meat. Simple, to the point, and full of flavour. I ordered a steak picado and pescado taco to eat and a melon agua fresca to drink. It was absolutely delicious.
Steak picado and pescado taco
Melon agua fresca. I want to try their Armando Palmer next
The menu board
Hey, Vegans!!! They said that the vegetarian tacos can be made vegan by not adding the cheese. Guisados is rad like that!
Here’s a video of some entertainment while I was at Guisados. Eating tacos should always be this awesome.