Best of L.A. -- Food and Drink

Food & Drink

Best Taco Pop-Up Los Angeles 2013 

Guerrilla Tacos

Maybe this city's fine-dining scene has not declined, as some have said, so much as it has migrated. Specifically, to the streets, where chefs like Wes Avila — who worked with Gary Menes at Le Comptoir, among other places — are using tacos as vessels upon which they apply their considerable talent. For a handful of hours on a handful of days each week, Avila sets up his Guerrilla Tacos stand outside of Handsome Coffee Roasters and constructs tacos like pork shoulders with fried eggs and heirloom zucchini with a smudge of burnt tomato chili and a stretch of queso Oaxacana, which sees a few seconds on the plancha before landing on the tortilla. The menu changes weekly depending on the season and Avila's whims, but regardless of what's on deck, you'll have a taco on the same caliber as most upscale taquerias in town, if not better. This is, in other words, dining at its finest. 582 Mateo St., dwntwn.. (818) 640-3033, —Tien Nguyen

Location Info

Previous Winners

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

Search Best Of Awards

Best Of Award Graphics 2013

Now Trending