Until a local website praised its carne asada, El Parian was best known for its birria, Guadalajara-style roasted goat in broth, and when you sat down at one of the well-battered tables, the waitress didn't offer you a menu, she asked whether you were having a full order or were only hungry enough for a half. El Parian's birria may be the single best regional Mexican dish in Los Angeles. But those carne asada tacos have been pulling a crowd of people less interested in goat than in the sweet, meaty, garlicky charbroiled steak. And the taco people may be right - the meat is well blackened and peppered with delicious pockets of liquified fat. Will I order the carne asada taco the next time around? Of course not. But it's good to know it's there.
Cuisines: Latin American, Mexican
Payment Type: cash
Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
Extra Info: Beer only