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Olvera Street's 3 Greenest Taquitos

Just how different can taquitos really be? Turns out there's a lot more going on with these Mexican delicacies than their "tiny taco" name would suggest. So how do three Olvera Street favorites stack up?

Cielito Lindo
Cielito Lindo
D. Thomas

1. Cielito Lindo, E-23 Olvera Street, downtown. (213) 687-4391.

Sauce? thin, spicy, dark green.

Beef? not so beefy.

Tortilla? crispy.

How much green? Two taquitos for $3.

El Rancho Grande
El Rancho Grande
D. Thomas

2. El Rancho Grande, 17 Olvera Street, downtown. (213) 626-5750.

Sauce? thick, avocado-y, neon green.

Beef? beefy enough.

Tortilla? chewy.

How much green? Two taquitos for $2.30.

Juanita's Cafe
Juanita's Cafe
D. Thomas

3. Juanita's Cafe, E-20 Olvera Street, downtown. (213) 628-1013.

Sauce? thick, mild, tomatillo green.

Beef? oh so beefy.

Tortilla? crispy.

How much green? Two taquitos for $2.10.

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