Who better than Camly Nguyen, an LA native to guide us through Taco Tuesday in DTLA.
Camly 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.
Best Taco Tuesdays in DTLA
Who doesn’t love a good taco? There are so many different options in DTLA for Taco Tuesday. But just like our mood, tacos come with different attitudes too. I like to call them bougie, street, or unique. Here is my mini guide to Best Taco Tuesdays in DTLA.
Our bougie tacos are a bit pricey but come with some pretty cool bells and whistles. Our street tacos are as classic as you can get, and likely are from a truck at a gas station. Lastly, our unique tacos somehow merge these 2 worlds; it gives you a great place to have some good food while still having some unique flavors.
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 pico and a 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, 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 stops and experience this deliciousness.
Where’s your favorite Taco Tuesday spot?
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