5 taco trucks you must try in Los Angeles

1) Kogi

This truck launched the trend for hip food trucks and unexpected street fusion food. Before he became world-famous, Chef Roy Choi perfected Kogi’s Korean tacos, which are now emblems of the city itself – and much easier to come by thanks to expansion (four trucks now and two brick-and-mortars).

Kogi bbq foodtruck

3500 Overland Avenue #100, Palms

+1 424 326 3031


2) Leo's Tacos

There is often a long line, late into the night, in the gas station parking lot where this truck is parked. The crowds are here for one thing: al pastor, marinated pork cooked vertically on a spit that is thin-cut and served on tortillas as tacos.

Leo's tacos foodtruck

1515 S La Brea Ave, Mid City

+1 323 346 2001


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3) Tacos La Estrella

In a city of so many fine tacos, sometimes what stands out is simplicity. La Estrella’s carne asada tacos are straightforward: smoky meat, onion, cilantro, salsa rosa. Plus, unlike most that roam nocturnally through the city streets, this truck is permanent (no chasing them down on Twitter) and open during the day.

La Estrella taco truck in Los Angeles

5319 York Boulevard & Avenue 54, Highland Park

4) Ricky's Fish Tacos

A Baja fish taco done right is a thing of beauty and Ricky Piña, a Baja native, is the master. The accolades for this truck are many but who cares about awards? Instead enjoy the most delicious lunch you can find for less than five dollars: expertly fried fish or shrimp with homemade salsas and aqua frescas. Note: Ricky’s moves around on Riverside, so check the truck’s Twitter feed for the address.

Los Angeles - Ricky's Fish Tacos

3061 Riverside Drive, Los Feliz

5) Mariscos Jalisco

Here is another taco that tops every serious foodie’s list: the taco dorado de camaron, which are deep-fried shrimp tacos topped with avocado and salsa rosa. Several other trucks in the neighbourhood offer similar tacos, but go for the one most critics deem best. Or try a ceviche, also delicious.

tacos dorado de cameron

3040 E Olympic Boulevard, Boyle Heights

+1 323 528 6701

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