Best Taco on the Eastside

Nominate your pick for ‘Best Taco’ in Echo Park, Silver Lake, Atwater, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Cypress Park, Glassell Park, Highland Park or Mount Washington. We'll put it to a vote and find out what is the Readers' Choice 2012 winner.

Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program.

We’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about tacos to nominate the best places for this Mexican staple on the Eastside.

We know folks are mobile in trying to make the most of their neighborhoods. So we decided to team up so our pick truly represents where you live and may also travel.

Pick from among the neighborhoods covered by the Echo Park-Silver Lake, Eagle Rock and Highland Park-Mount Washington Patches: Echo Park, Silver Lake, Atwater, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Cypress Park, Glassell Park, Highland Park or Mount Washington

We’ll keep accepting nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now.

To nominate a taco restaurant, just mention it in the comments below.

If you already see your nominee there, second it with a comment of your own.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

Lisa Derrick June 22, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Cacao Mexicatessen. Handmade chewy corn tortillas surround delicious fillings that are modern takes on traditional Yucatan dishes. And the huitlacoche is insanely good!
John Goldfarb June 22, 2012 at 02:33 PM
A vegetarian entry: the perfect potato taco at Senor Fish.
i am i June 22, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Taquiza el pelon on ave 56 P.s. la estrella REALLY ?
Shawn Richardson June 22, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Los Cinco Puntos
Shawn Richardson June 22, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Or is that too far east?
Carl Showalter June 22, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Tacos Sinaloa
Kevin McCullough June 22, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Mexicali Taco Co
Dwain Wilson June 22, 2012 at 04:28 PM
You said Eastside... Guisado's corner of Cesar Chavez & St. Louis in Boyle Heights. Hands down. As my wife calls them, "gourmet tacos." And for the uninitiated, do yourself a favor and get over there. Simply amazing. The chicken tinga and conchita pibil will blow your mind.
marina b June 22, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Best fish tacos in ensenada.... is the best!
stylish_rn June 22, 2012 at 05:13 PM
The street vendor outside the thirsty crow. Absolutely amazing what he can do on a sidewalk.
Magie Song, L.Ac June 22, 2012 at 05:30 PM
La Esquinita on Sunset between Elysian Park and Marion. Very friendly family run. Papa's carnitas and mama's salsas...the smokey red and the verde are amazing.
marilyn pelayo June 22, 2012 at 08:04 PM
HAPPY TOM'S RESTAURANT - best carne asada tacos, try them!!!!!!!!
Paul Jacques June 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM
El Chapin Potato and Cheese Fried Tacos. El Chapin is located in the evenings out of the Highland Cafe kitchen next to The York. Yum!!! Be still, my beating heart, literally.
Shawn Richardson June 23, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Guisados is great, but it doesn't satisfy a taco craving for me.
Lisa Derrick June 23, 2012 at 01:46 AM
YOu may want to break it down by best meat/best vegetarian. There are some rad veg tacos out there-- I'm not even a veg and I crave cacoa's and that vegan place on Colorado.
TLS June 23, 2012 at 06:20 AM
Hurrache Azteca on York. The best Mexican Homestyle in L.A.!
Hank Hill June 23, 2012 at 08:19 AM
Antojitos Guerrero on York has unreal potato tacos. Heaven in a shell.
r0cky June 23, 2012 at 07:55 PM
My Taco on York!!!
ezio giraldo June 23, 2012 at 09:03 PM
David June 24, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Leo's. Al pastor.
Frank Mackey June 24, 2012 at 09:09 PM
This is like a taco lover mosh pit. I nominate the truck that used to park next to the Crocker Bank (now a laundrymat??) that's now parked on the other side of the street.
Paul Redmond June 25, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Sometimes it's hard to distinguish the flavor from the ambience. Sometimes it's even harder to distinguish that from the condiment station. I'm gonna go with an old standard, El Gran Burrito, the outdoor kitchen section.
zkor1ekim June 27, 2012 at 09:53 AM
La Estrella's al pastor. It's like crack. For carne asada I still haven't decided on my favorite...
AmeliaJo July 01, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Tacos Delta in Silverlake
Michael Smith July 05, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Yay! Tacos Delta got a nomination. They seriously deserve it. Love them. Couldn't live without them.
Natalie Garnica August 03, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I agree La Estralla but not the truck. Isay the actual place on Avenue 60 in front of highland park pool. They also have the best burritos.
libaryman August 04, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Cacao Mexicatessen is delicious but pricey. I recently went to a wedding and Cacao catered and were stingy with portion sizes and bride said it was so expensive. Sorry not my favorite.
libaryman August 04, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I absolutely love La Estrella Tacos!! They cost $1.25 each and the amount of meat on each taco is very generous. Al pastor and carnitas are my favorite. The lines should speak for itself. The truck on York and Avenue 54, the restaurant on corner of Figueroa and Avenue 60 and the truck on Colorado at the 76 gas station are all the same. Flavors are amazing, salsas are delicous and portions are superb!! Recommend to everyone!
Jill Howlett August 17, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Senor Fish in Eagle Rock
Amy August 17, 2012 at 05:17 PM
No doubt about it - La Estrella on Avenue 61 and Fig.


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