Free Range LA and East Borough Present: Chino de Mayo 2014 – Los Angeles, CA

What do you get when you cross one of the city's best fried chicken purveyors with a Vietnamese restaurant on a Mexican-American holiday? Chino de Mayo, of course. The collaboration between Free Range LA, East Borough and The HundredsXTapatio was in full effect Monday night with a constant wait for tables and a packed bar area of hungry cool guys and girls eager to indulge in the evening's special menu.
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El Grullense – Los Angeles, CA

Looking at all of the framed photos that hang on the walls inside El Grullense, it´s obvious that whoever is in charge here is very proud of their Mexican heritage. Old maps, portraits of previous presidents, and celebrated athletes now past their prime look out as reminders of home, of memories and a culture never to be lost or forgotten.
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Cactus #2 – Los Angeles, CA

Prior to Guisados opening their second location mere minutes away from Elysian parkway, Cactus #2 on Beverly used to be my go-to meal for Dodgers games. I'd stop by to pick up a burrito, maybe a couple of tacos, and an horchata and I'd be set for nine innings of baseball.
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El Chato – Los Angeles, CA

Drive past the corner of La Brea and Olympic on a Tuesday night around ten o'clock and there will invariably be a hungry crowd of likely intoxicated Angelenos lined up for a plate full of tacos from El Chato. Holding down the empty lot at Harry's Collision Center every Tuesday-Saturday night, El Chato is one of the city's most popular taco destinations, and for good reason.
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El Tauro Taco – Los Angeles, CA

When I set out to get some tacos on a Monday night, El Tauro Taco wasn't my first choice. It wasn't my second or third, either. Such is life hunting down taco trucks in Los Angeles. Monday-Wednesday are often slow nights in the LA taco world, with heavy-hitters like El Chato and El Flamin' closed, and Leo's Tacos keeping their trompo, responsible for their ridiculously good al pastor, on the sidelines.
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