My Taco

6300 York Blvd.
Highland Park, CA 90042
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My Taco

Amy Scattergood My Taco


  • Sun.-Thu. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Yet again, the L.A. culinary maxim that some of the best restaurants are found in grungy mini-malls holds true. Not only is the 20-year-old taqueria My Taco in such a location but it has one of those innocuous names that makes it possible for you to drive by this part of York many times without remembering to go in — unless, of course, you know how good the food is inside. Walk through the doors and you'll find not only unexpectedly cheery decor (bright colors, festive stuff on the walls) but unexpectedly remarkable dishes. The lamb barbacoa is glorious, as is the goat birria, and the plates of carne asada fries are among the best in the city. It should come as no great surprise that Michael Cimarusti (Providence, Connie & Ted's) spends so much time here. - Amy Scattergood, Besha Rodell

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