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Taqueria Ameca

747 S. Atlantic Blvd.
East Los Angeles, CA 90022
323-268-6636
Taqueria Ameca

Photo: Besha Rodell

Taqueria Ameca is a small slot of a restaurant on Atlantic Boulevard in East L.A. Its walls are covered in posters and photos of the Mexican state of Jalisco, home of Ameca's owners and home to the torta ahogada. Drowned in a thin, ferociously spicy salsa and topped with pickled onions, the torta ahogada is perhaps the messiest, most gratifying of all sandwiches offered here. There's also fantastic tacos dorados, crispy deep-fried tacos covered in shredded lettuce, crema, onions and cheese.

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