After an entire day (and probably night) of celebrating Cinco de Mayo, you may find yourself hungry. What is the quintessential Los Angeles way of handling hunger in the wee hours of the morning? Hitting up a taco truck of course! Don’t settle for drive thru schlock when there are probably 5 food trucks less than a mile away in any direction! For Cinco de Mayo, we want you to have the best of the best. Here are our picks!
El Chato Taco Truck
5300 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
El Chato is the quintessential L.A. taco truck. They have $1 tacos, they are open until 3am, and are known for having some of the most authentic Mexican food in town. Just thinking about the meaty, tortilla-y goodness is making us drool!
Oaxacan Quesadilla Cart
1246 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Quesadilla lady may be hard to track down, but her blue corn creations are known the city over. She makes every quesadilla fresh to order with oaxaca cheese. If you’ve never tried these cheesy, gooey pieces of heaven, you need to go down to Echo Park and find her! STAT!
Rico’s Mar Azul Mariscos Truck
4702 N Figueroa St
Highland Park, CA 90042
Rico’s mariscos are fresh! This little blue truck has parked in the same spot for over 15 years! They are known for their tostadas filled with yummy ceviche. Make sure you have a few extra minutes to spare if you decide to have lunch here, the line is always really long!
Leo’s Taco Truck
4300 Eagle Rock Blvd
Between York Blvd and El Paso Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90041
If you’re out in Eagle Rock and you want something a little more substantial than a taco, Leo’s is just what you need. They serve delicious burritos in addition to tacos and even have vegetarian options! Their guacamole is what sets this truck apart from the rest. They slather it on everything! Who isn’t a fan of guacamole?!
Corner of Sunset and Logan
Echo Park, CA 90026
Tacos Arizasa is known for having hugely generous portions, and who can object to that? They have TONS of taco options from your typical chicken and carne asada to lengua and cabeza. They also serve fish tacos, quesadillas, sopes, tacos and burritos. Mmmmm.