The Boyle Heights taco institution, Guisados, launches into the new year with a second taqueria in Echo Park. Handmade tortillas are made to-order and filled with the house signature (hence, its namesake) braised goodness. Snag a table on the outdoor patio or sit inside to watch the kitchen in action as you dig into the mouthwatering tacos ($2.50)—we like the moist tinga de pollo, rich and juicy mole poblano and flavorful cochinita pibil topped with spicy red onions—washed down with refreshingly tart jamaica aqua fresca or creamy, spiced horchata. Can’t decide what to order? The six-taco sampler ($6.99) offers two-bite tastes, while spice fanatics can’t miss the chiles torreados—it’s muy caliente.
1261 W Sunset Blvd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 10:30am-9pm; Fri, Sat 10:30am-10pm; Sun 10:30am-5pm|