My Taco

6300 York Blvd.
Highland Park, CA 90042
Critics' Pick


  • Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
The specialty of My Taco is barbacoa, a soft, spicy, well-blackened mash of long-stewed lamb sizzled to a crisp on a hot griddle, flanked with chopped onions and cilantro, and served with a Styrofoam cup of sharply clove-scented goat consommé, which actually seems more apt to its task than the lamb consommé served with barbacoa at most of the Guerrero-style restaurants where it is a specialty. You grab a bit of the lamb with a tortilla, fold it into a taco with onions and salsa, and chase it with a shot of the soup. Or you moisten the lamb. Or you scoop up lamb with your spoon and wet it in the soup. It reminds me a little of the Iranian dish — dizie — at least as served at Attari, a Westwood Iranian sandwich shop. But dizie is never speckled with those delicious crunchy bits, it does not leak chile-stained orange grease, and it is rarely served with rice and beans. Barbacoa is reason enough to visit My Taco. Recommended dishes: barbacoa, carne asada fries and potato tacos.

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