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.
|Venue name:||Guisados-Boyle Heights||Contact:|
2100 E Caesar E Chavez Ave
|Opening hours:||10:30am-8pm Mon-Sat; 10:30am-5pm Sun|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
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.
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!