LA’s food culture is entangled with the prolific Mexican culinary scene, offering countless taco shops and stands selling excellent, authentic Mexican tacos. Paco’s Tacos in LA’s westside neighborhood is among the best. Even with its unassuming exterior, Paco’s has a coveted spot on LA’s Californian-Mexican food trail, infamous for its freshly prepared tortillas and refreshing margaritas. What the locals love about Paco’s Tacos are the handcrafted corn and flour tortillas, made to perfection and wrapped around grilled carne, cerdo and pollo.
Paco’s Tacos, 4141 S Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 310-391-9616
Tsujita and Tsujita LA Annex are located across the street from each other and are both renowned artisan Japanese noodle shops serving some of the best ramen noodles in Los Angeles. Tsujita is said to have introduced LA locals to tsukemen, a trendy style of Japanese noodle culture where the soup is served separately from the noodles, which are then dipped into the boiling hot broth. While Tsujita serves ramen and tsukemen only during lunch hours, Tsujita LA Annex features an all-day menu.
Tsujita, 2057 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 310-231-7373
Tsujita LA Annex, 2050 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 310-231-0222