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Guerrilla Tacos

Los Angeles, CA @guerrillatacos
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T.Tseng/ Flickr Tacos with wild boar and roasted Anaheim chiles, and tacos with local beans and fried egg


  • Check website for times and locations.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Local Ingredients, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol

If you had to show someone what it's like to live and eat in Los Angeles and had only an hour to accomplish it, you probably could get the job done with a visit to Guerrilla Tacos. Here's where you come to eat from a truck that parks in front of the city's best coffee (and sometimes wine) shops, where you might find gooseberries on your wild boar taco. The tostadas are made with the freshest local seafood, maybe yellowtail tuna poké with cashew chile de valle, or sesame-crusted salmon with sea urchin. These beautifully made creations from chef Wes Avila defy our expectations of what an incredible meal should be made of and where we should find it, mixing street food with fine dining in a way that's totally uncontrived. It's as L.A. as a dining experience gets, in all the best possible ways. —Besha Rodell

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