Guisados-Echo Park

Restaurants, Mexican Echo Park
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Chiles torreados taco at Guisados
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Mole poblano taco at Guisados
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Cochinita pibil taco at Guisados
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Tinga de pollo taco at Guisados
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Guisados

The Boyle Heights taco institution, Guisados, launched into 2013 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 ($2.75)—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 offers two-bite tastes, while spice fanatics can’t miss the chiles toreados—it’s muy caliente.

By: Vanessa Lavorato

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Venue name: Guisados-Echo Park
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Address: 1261 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
90026
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10:30am-10pm; Fri, Sat 10:30am-11pm; Sun 9am-5pm
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Bryan C
tastemaker

Guisados makes probably my favorite tacos in the city. Every time I come, I always get the sampler platter - 6 tacos from across their menu, smaller in size but still filled with delicious toppings -- served in Guisados amazing tortillas (seriously, they're amazing) and for a very reasonable price. I'm also a big fan of the cold brew + horchata beverage that they often serve as well. In addition to the tacos being incredible, the staff and owner here are incredibly friendly, helpful, and welcoming. This location in particular is great because of the lit back patio area which is a very nice place to sit.

Todd N

It's a pretty casual taco place and is definitely something that's quick, easy, and in and out.  They have a great 6 taco sampler! I highly recommend it as you can get a selection of everything! I don't exactly remember what I ordered, but I believe my photo shows it.  You get to select the meats you wanted and I remember I got all except for chicken.  They even hand make the tortilla, so that in itself is worth trying! The size of the tacos are quite small, so don't come here thinking you'll be too full!

Haley S.
tastemaker

Om nom nom.  Some of the best tacos in LA, served up with delightful consistency at ALL of their locations.  Pro tip for those too weak for spicy foods (there are a few of us in LA)--request no extra chiles at the counter when you order.  Some tacos are always spicy, and they can advise which ones, but most of them can be made without the extra heat.  Fiery or not, they are mouthwatering tacos.  Not only are they delicious, they're exceptionally filling.  From hongos to their mole to the simple "quesadilla," everything here is fantastic.


Beware, the line is long during Dodger season, as well as Thurs-Sat nights, and parking is nearly impossible on such nights (especially Dodgers season).  They have a lot, but it's small, and you'd be better served by planning to park on wide Sunset Blvd and walk from there.  If there's a Dodgers game on...don't bother.

Heidi Z

Fresh tortillas, meat selection is wonderful and the Aguas frescas are delicious!

Jakob N. Layman
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It's all about the taco sampler platter, y'all. This amazing deal gets you six tacos and is the best way to explore Guisado's impressive menu. The tinga de pollo, pescado and chiles toreados are so so so good!