The Ten Greatest Tacos and Eating places In Hollywood ~ L.A. TACO

The Ten Greatest Tacos and Eating places In Hollywood ~ L.A. TACO

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It’s not possible to speak about dwelling in Hollywood to individuals who choose and hate the neighborhood with out them instantly assuming you’re employed adjoining to the movie trade or spend each strutting up and down the Stroll of Fame previous the Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan stars and ending up at a gimmick bar like No Emptiness. The neighborhood is synonymous with cheesy glamour, however as somebody who’s lived there for a short 4 years, it hasn’t been too tough to seek out a few of the extra bespoke, persistently rewarding native spots. I’m completely not averse to the classics on the boulevard and there are few bars extra entertaining than an evening on the Frolic Room. However listed below are some extra informal spots you may wish to try even in the event you’re not attempting to satisfy with an agent or promote a screenplay. These are just a few spots in my neighborhood price attempting.

Photo via Google Street View.
Picture through Google Road View.

Tremendous Donut Home

This Cambodian-owned donut store is a staple of my breakfast routine. The homeowners say it’s been round on the similar spot for over 30 years. The donuts are a small a part of the menu, which can also be chock filled with breakfast sandwiches, juices, and low. I’m keen on their #1 croissant sausage and egg sammy however they’ve bagels and baguettes, and in the event you aren’t a shitty buyer, it’s extra seemingly than not you’ll find yourself with just a few donuts tossed in for good measure. I’m a sucker for his or her mocha espresso.

7307 Sundown Blvd #A, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Closest Metro strains and cease: Bus Line 2 – “Sundown/Martel” or Bus Line 217 – “Hollywood/Fuller.”

Shrimp shumai
Shrimp shumai at Soregashi. Picture by Jon Peltz for L.A. TACO.


That is an unassuming Japanese bistro in a Highland Avenue strip mall that’s all stress-free vibes. It isn’t the most cost effective, however you’ll be able to strategize methods to get full with out throwing down fully. I like my sushi on the saltier aspect, so I like their salmon, ikura, and mackerel sushi, however if you wish to check out the menu, go along with their chirashi bowl. Their cooked meals—notably the broiled miso-glazed black cod—at all times hits the spot. Their shitake mushroom miso soup and their shrimp shumai, wrapped in egg, are splendidly cozy dishes on a cold night time. Soregashi was closed for lunch for some time however has lately re-established daytime hours as of February 1st. I like to recommend sitting on the sushi bar for the ambiance after an extended day.

6775 Santa Monica Blvd #3, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Closest Metro line and cease: Bus Line 4 – “Santa Monica/Highland.”

Jade noodles at Luv2Eat. Picture by Jon Peltz for L.A. TACO.
Tofu curry at Luv2Eat.
Tofu Curry at Luv2Eat. Picture by Jon Peltz for L.A. TACO.

Luv2eat Thai Bistro

Luv2Eat’s Hat Yai fried rooster is out of this world, there’s no manner round it. I at all times discover myself displaying as much as order one thing on the menu barely more healthy, however after I present up on the restaurant I merely can not resist. Their jade noodles with three totally different meats—BBQ pork, duck, and pork stomach—are additionally outrageously good, and the parts listed below are persistently large.  The moo ping—BBQ pork skewers—have simply the correct amount of smoke and are virtually dripping off the skewers once they arrive. Should you determine so as to add any proteins to their noodle dishes, I like to recommend the pork stomach, as you’ll add some crispiness to an I douse all the pieces right here of their pickled Thai chilis, that are irresistibly vinegary. I additionally ate with my gluten-free good friend right here, who assures me they’ve wonderful choices. By no means had a nasty Thai iced espresso right here both.

6660 Sundown Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Closest Metro line and cease: Bus Line 2 – “Sundown/Cherokee.”

Roast beef at Tacos El Chido. Picture by Jon Peltz for THE TACO.

Tacos El Chido

This stand began popping up final yr by a public storage locker on Santa Monica Boulevard, but it surely moved over to subsequent to a gasoline station on Highland Avenue. On my route house, when I’m usually blasting Bob Seger in my Subaru, I nearly at all times drive by it and I can scent the smoke coming off of their asada grill. They’ve a pastor trompo, however I at all times go for his or her juicy, crispy asada, chorizo, or cabeza burritos. They make their very own corn tortillas— which run a bit on the thicker aspect—however outsource the flour ones. I usually see Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies driving in from West Hollywood to cease right here, so I don’t know what which means, but it surely does really feel like slightly group parking zone whenever you cease right here late. It’s a superb time.

The Mobil Gasoline Station on Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Closest Metro line and cease: Bus Line 4 – “Santa Monica/Highland.”

Picture through Tacos Neza/Instagram.

Good Tacos

Tacos Neza is a more moderen spot, however extraordinarily dependable for fast service, nice pastor, and addictive beans. If you would like one thing on the lighter aspect, they’ve unbelievable tuna and shrimp selections too. I’ll usually get a big pastor quesadilla and a pair orders of beans and have that tide me over for a few days. I extremely advocate attempting their inexperienced salsa on all the pieces doable. Oh, and so they present sports activities in the event you’re seeking to watch a sport.

6801 Hollywood Blvd suite 314 Los Angeles CA 90028. Closest Metro strains and cease: Metro B Line or Bus Strains 212 or 217 – “Hollywood/Highland Station.”

The Roasted Golden Beet and Fresh Mozzarella Baguette Sandwich with Garlic Aioli, Basil, and Tomato Relis
The Roasted Golden Beet and Recent Mozzarella Baguette Sandwich with Garlic Aioli, Basil, and Tomato Relish. Picture through @itcost2play/Instagram.

Sure Melrose

Oui’s do-it-yourself baguettes are a present from the baking gods as a medium for sandwiches. They do all the pieces proper right here, bread-wise. You may get greek wraps, or thinner sandwiches just like the smoked ham and gruyere which comes on one of many crunchiest baguettes you’ll ever chew into (price shredding your mouth over.) They’re additionally house to Tony Khachapuri—a menu of Georgian cheese-filled breads. In addition they have a fried cod sandwich that’s persistently completely fried and engaging, and what seems to be like a really costly espresso machine. I want the buns they used on their burgers and cod sandwich have been used all through the town. I additionally extremely advocate taking house a few of their do-it-yourself hummus.

6909 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Closest Metro strains and cease: Bus Strains 10 or 212 – “Melrose/La Brea.”

BBQ + Rice
BBQ + Rice. Picture by Jon Peltz for L.A. TACO.


This Korean rice bowl cease is my favourite bang-for-your-buck meal to choose up, as I can nearly by no means end their hardy bowls in a single go. I like their 24-hour marinated bulgogi, however their black pepper rooster is savory, and their pickle sport is at all times refreshing. You may get a gyoza appetizer for $2 or a aspect of Korean Fried Rooster for across the similar worth. Ensure to ask for his or her do-it-yourself soy and sesame sauces. I discover that each one my meals there go completely with a Snapple.

5706 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038. Closest Metro strains and cease: Bus Line 4 – “Santa Monica/Wilton” or Bus Line 207 – “Western/Santa Monica.”

Juquilita Taqueria

This Mixe-owned modest taco stand on the south aspect of Santa Monica Road, in entrance of a strip mall, is simple to identify however onerous to find time for, disappearing into L.A. County’s taco universe like a salsa spoon swallowed by the salsa that by no means will get seen once more. Likelihood is you’ve pushed by it just a few instances in your manner out from having a stable “I Love L.A.” second after picnicking and ingesting at Cinespia at Hollywood Eternally. However this al pastor stands out for its extremely seasoned—not shy with the vinegar quantity within the adobo—al pastor. They’re one of many newest Indigenous-owned trompos within the metropolis, following the footsteps of different Mixe al pastor legends like Tacos Leo, Tacos Tamix, and Tacos Lionydas. —Javier Cabral

5944 Santa Monica Blvd. 90038. Closest Metro line and cease: Bus Line 4 – “Santa Monica/Bronson.”

A carnitas and queso burrito at Doomie's NextMex.
A carnitas and queso burrito at Doomie’s NextMex. Picture through A carnitas and queso burrito at @DoomiesNextMex/IG.

Doomies NextMex

Doomie, the mysterious goth chef behind this strip mall gem in Hollywood, is an OG in L.A.’s industrial music scene. He first wowed L.A.’s at all times hungry vegan punk group in 2007 along with his unpretentious DIY vegan fried rooster that he cooked out of a goth nightclub in Chinatown and all these years later, his chill method to vegan meals continues to be kicking in Hollywood through this Mexican idea and one other vegan fried rooster idea in Metropolis Terrace. The menu at Doomies NextMex is pure nostalgic dopamine: moist burritos, carnitas, buñuelos, and lots of different dishes vegans secretly wished they will nonetheless eat carefree. Effectively at Doomie’s, they nonetheless can. —Javier Cabral

1253 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Closest Metro line and cease: Bus Line 210 – “Vine/Fountain.”

Photo via El Floridita/Instagram.
Picture through El Floridita/Instagram.

The Floridite

L.A.’s salsa dancing group flock to this hidden restaurant and dance corridor on almost nightly foundation, however what many don’t understand is that the Cuban-inspired menu is price stopping into for a full hearty meal for lunch or dinner, even in case you are a wallflower. Tostones (fried inexperienced plantain) with garlic shrimp, fricase de pollo, and chicharrón con yuca are all there. Their cocktails are robust, too, so might you find yourself dancing by the tip of the meal as a result of they simply don’t make eating places and bars like this in Los Angeles anymore. — Javier Cabral

1253 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Closest Metro line and cease: Bus Line 210 – “Vine/Fountain.”

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