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Guisados-Boyle Heights

Restaurants, Dinner East Los Angeles
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanGuisados
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanArmando Palmero at Guisados
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanChiles torreados taco at Guisados
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanMole poblano taco at Guisados
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanCochinita pibil taco at Guisados
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanTinga de pollo taco at Guisados
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanGuisados

Time Out says

Though the menu narrows it down to just tacos and tamales, the choice of fillings can be a little overwhelming—your best bet is to settle on a six-taco sampler to test out bold flavors like the chuleta en salsa verde, mole poblano, and the mouth-burning chiles torreados.



Address: 2100 E Caesar E Chavez Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours: 10:30am-8pm Mon-Sat; 10:30am-5pm Sun
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Users say (4)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Guisados adds a spin to the taco scene in L.A. They offer the authentic Mexican stewed tacos. The pros are that the flavors are more developed and comforting. The cons is that the fillings are on the mushy side texture-wise. They also use thick tortillas.

They offer half price bottled beers during happy hour. 

People really enjoy the taco sampler plate with a mini taco containing most, if not all, their flavors. On my latest visit I had the shrimp (camerones) taco without bell peppers, which sadly means no onions either. And tried their quesadilla with chorizo. They use a Mexican fresh cheese that does not melt well, but the whole thing seems to work.

Yes, Guisados is a sort of chain. There are multiple locations peppering L.A., but that doesn't make their tacos any less delicious. The authenticity is there: fresh, thick corn tortillas, a variety of well-chosen meats, and a straight-up, simple menu any taco lover can endorse. I recommend getting the sampler on your first go round, a plate of mini-versions of all 7 of the meat options. Sure, maybe you won't love chicharron, but at least you will have tried it! Personal favorites? Cochinita pibil and steak picado. 


I find it hard to believe that anyone could try one of guisados play on traditional tacos with hand made tortillas and NOT like the experience.  Especially when you go for the sampler in order to try a little bit of everything for under $8!  True the contents can resemble a stew more than your traditional meat and cilantro filling you get from a run of the mill LA tacos stand, but that's what allows the flavor to be phenomenal!  And each one is unique, with there being no need to add a bunch of frivolous toppings.  I recommend the sampler, a quesadilla with chorizo, and a horchata with a shot of cold brew in it!  (Breakfast is great too, as well as some of the specials they offer!)  Don't be afraid to try something new!


If you've had Guisados before, you know whether or not you buy into the thick tortilla and stewy (read: mushy) fillings. I don't think it's in the running for best taco in LA—it's too...niche?—but when you're in the mood for this specific style, it hits the spot in a big way. Their quesadilla is especially delicious. I haven't been for breakfast yet, but that may sway me from a 3-star to a 4!