Monday, May 20, 2013

Guisados in Los Angeles

When it comes to eating tacos, I admit I'm kind of a snob. I partially blame it on Gabriel (my husband), Pedro and Mariana (bil+sil) for always taking me to the BEST taco joints in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 

Some of my pre-requisites before buying/eating a taco are:
1) Tortillas must be freshly handmade 
2) Ingredients must be fresh
3) Various salsa options
4) Lots of limes handy
5) FRESHLY made hot sauce, none of this Valentina/Tapatio business

Anyways, when we were in LA, our friend took us to this taco spot called GUISADOS. Oh boy, first thing I noticed when I walked thru the doors of their Boyle Heights location was their huge comal. As I peeked over the counter, I saw the fresh tortillas being cooked, YES YES YES, I was so stoked because I love fresh tortillas hechas a mano! Also noticed that they served aguas frescas de horchata, jamaica, melon and limon! YUM! When we were looking at the menu, the lady at the cash register mentioned that everything was made fresh!!!! ^.^ 

The variety of tacos was good: Steak Picado, Bistek en Salsa Roja, Mole Poblano, Cochinita Pibil, Chicharon, Chuleta, Chorizo, Tinga, Calabacitas, Hongos con Cilantro, Frijoles con Queso, Chiles Toreados, Camarones, Pescado and Quesadilla. Each taco sold for $2.50.

They also had an option called the "Sampler" which is your choice of 6 mini tacos from the list. Gabriel and I both choose the Sampler so we could try some of our favorite kinds of tacos at Guisados for the first time! Let me tell you, I was very happy with my picks:  Mole Poblano, Cochinita Pibil, Chicharon,Tinga, Steak Picado and Bistek en Salsa Roja.  I had my limes and salsa picante handy on the side! And to wash it all down, Gabriel had bolted across the street for a 6 pack of Pacifico...the perfect pairing for tacos is always a cold cerveza ;)

If I had to pick my top two tacos from this experience at Guisados, it would be the Cochinita Pibil and Mole Poblano! Agh, just thinking of them is making my mouth water ahahaa. Guisados is by far THE BEST TACO joint we've experienced in Los Angeles.
Boyle Heights
2100 E. Cesar Chavez Ave

Echo Park
1261 W. Sunset Blvd


  1. Those look so good! Nothing wrong with being a taco snob - you know what you like!

  2. And then to finish it off, a good Cuban cafecito. ; ) So very glad you had a wonderful vacation with your hubby. BB2U

  3. Nunca he ido y eso que mi hermana me lo ha recomendado varias veces. Esa bandeja de tacos se ve irresistible!!

  4. Me encantan los tacos! Esos se ven muy ricos ;)

  5. Que ricos se ven esos tacos y de la manera que los describes se me hizo agua la boca, gracias por la recomendación, saludos !

  6. Girrrrrl...I'm a taco snob too. Especially with corn tortillas. I also hate canned beans. I swear I can tell the difference.

  7. Hello from Spain: a meal appetizing. In my country stews eat the Sunday family. Keep in touch

  8. OMG! Que delicia! Tengo que visitar LA! Yummy!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ

  9. Mi favoritos conocidos en mi pais como tacos sudados o de canasta yum!

  10. Nunca hhabia escuchado de este lugar. Voy a tener que visitarlo muy pronto porque esos tacos se ven delicisos.


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