This “Best Taco Tuesday in DTLA By Top Foodie Bloggers” blog post was originally posted on October 28, 2018. It’s updated on March 31, 2020.
Who better than the top LA foodie bloggers to guide us through where to find the best Taco Tuesday in Downtown LA.
But if you prefer vegan tacos, check out the best vegan tacos spots in Los Angeles.
Best Taco Tuesday in DTLA By Top Foodie Bloggers
Dinning Doll’s Best Taco Tuesday in DTLA Pick: Pez Cantina
The Dinning Dolls is a food blog by Stephane and Lula. Stephanie and Lula are two sisters living in Los Angeles with a passion for all things culinary, successfully integrating travel & lifestyle in their brand. They have a taste for decadence focusing on top quality and creating a lasting impression. With over 5 years of experience in the culinary industry and social media marketing, they have gained a loyal and engaged following through their impeccable food photography & culinary knowledge and successfully developed a recognizable brand known for quality.
Our favorite Taco Tuesday spot is Pez Cantina they have some of the best seafood and our favorite tacos in LA – their Thrillist champion tacos made with Red Argentine Shrimp Diablo, Squid ink Tortilla, Charred Scallion Slaw, & Shrimp Chicharron. They are absolute perfection and everything you could want in a taco…house made tortilla, large Argentine shrimp which are sweet like prawns and always perfectly cooked. House sauces that add the right amount of heat and acidity plus crunchy shrimp chicharron for texture! They are the perfect blend of ingredients that make up the best taco in LA!
Eat Lucy’s Best Taco Tuesday in DTLA Pick: El Flamin Tacos
Lucy Wang is an avid foodie in Los Angeles. Lucy is a food content creator and photographer. Her Instagram feed will make you drool without a doubt.
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Picture this: a whole hunk of al pastor (split-grilled pork) roasted and glazed right in front of you. The smell of the smokiness plus the aroma of sweet/ juicy grilled pineapple slice is only the beginning. On the side of the truck is a DIY condiment bar from salsa verde, to rojas, to cilantro onions, and can’t forget the crunchy red radishes and citrusy green limes. El Flamin Tacos is the definition of what tacos should be: street style, palm-sized, fresh, and most of all — BANG FOR THE BUCK! I got 7 tacos al pastor, an horchata, and a bottle of Mexican coke – all for under $20.
While I appreciate a sit-down restaurant with thin house-made tortilla chips and salsa, I also do adore the flavors of authentic street food. Find them on select evenings of the week in Koreatown, Hollywood, Los Feliz, and Echo Park!
Mariana’s Top Ten Taco Tuesday in DTLA Picks:
Mariana Ramos is a DTLA local and loyal. She rarely leaves her neighborhood and thanks to her job as a writer for the LA Downtowner she knows all the must-see spots for all things good food, good drinks, and a good time. As the CEO of Happy Hour City, she is also the go-to for the best deals in Downtown LA. Catch her on Instagram or around the Historic Core!
- Mezcalero DTLA
- Guerrilla Tacos
- Tacos 1986
- Chica’s Tacos
- Tocaya Organica
- Villa Moreliana
- Downtown Taco Co.
- Casa La Dona
Camly Me’s Best Taco Tuesday in DTLA Picks:
An LA native, Camly Nguyen went to UCLA. She works full time as a Data Analyst for a nonprofit. When she isn’t trying to change education in this city, she’s an avid Foodie. She’s a Yelp Elite, who is simply trying to find the best food spots in LA. She’s basically your human Yelp.
We start off with some fancy tacos. This place also happens to be my favorite happy hour spot in DTLA. Not only can you get some fantastic tacos but they have $7 craft cocktails. These tacos are $5 (I know, it is expensive) but on Tuesdays, they do $3 tacos (it’s so worth it). My favorites are the Baja and Zarandeado because I love seafood. The Baja is a fried fish taco, which a slaw, craisins, and a delicious chipotle sauce. The combination is seriously to die for. Then you have the Zarandeado, which is a grilled shrimp with a pico and cabbage, which is simple and clean. Seriously, so worth the splurge and probably one of the best happy hours in Downtown.
2) Leo’s Tacos
This is our street taco! They serve up my favorite Al Pastor in the city. It seriously is so cool to watch; they have their large spits of meat and the pineapple staked to the top, with their large machete-like knives. It’s a show watching them cut the meat off of the massive spits and catching the pineapple mid-air. Plus, at $1.25 each, and they have a killer avocado salsa you can’t beat. The lines might look crazy, but they are super quick and so worth it.
3) Casa la Dona
Last but not least on the Best Taco Tuesday on Downtown LA. This hidden gem is the best of both worlds! Not only do they have cheap tacos with the $1 Taco Tuesday specials, but they also have so many different options. The choices are unique from vegetarian options like Nopal (cactus) and Hongos (mushrooms) in cream to your standard Pollo (chicken) they have something for everyone. Also, when we talk about big salsa bars, they have one so many options from Habanero to Pineapple. Add this to your list of Taco Tuesday in Downtown LA stops and experience this deliciousness.
PIN TACO TUESDAY IN DTLA
Which one those taco stopes will you try this Taco Tuesday? Comment below and let me know.
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