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Many of the most popular taco styles have long, rich, little-known histories. Explore some of them in this eye-opening, mouth-watering food adventure. Watch trailers & learn more.
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Of the many excellent restaurants on this year's 101 Best Restaurants list, where can you go for exquisite carne asada, mole Oaxaqueño, a steamy bowl of fideo, Zacatecas-style burritos, or maybe a taco tasting menu? Here are the 16 Mexican restaurants on this year's 101 list - 17 if you count the options at a food court that's home to two of our favorites.
The Bon Appetit staff eat out a LOT. These were the spots we returned to, craved, and blabbed about this year again and again and again. We thought about them a lot over the last 12 months, and we'll definitely be thinking about them some more in 2020.
Sonoratown's owner, Jennifer Feltham, was featured in this LA Weekly article. Click here.
Sonoratown's Jennifer Feltham on her hugely popular taqueria and what makes the perfect flour tortilla
Feltham and her boyfriend, Teodoro Diaz-Rodriguez, opened their postcard-sized storefront in downtown L.A. two years ago, and it's been pretty much packed ever since. In a city rife with thicker corn tortillas, Sonoratown's handmade, paper-thin, chewy flour version stood out; those wonderfully pliable and buttery tortillas are the base for the shop's northern Mexican-style tacos, bean and cheese burritos, quesadillas and grilled chivichangas.
If you've spent any time in northern Mexico or parts of the Southwest, you will recognize the smell of mesquite-charred beef from one of the region's many red-meat temples: the grandly sleek steakhouses of big cities such as Hermosillo and Ciudad Juárez; the backcountry al carbón cookouts that have been a part of norteño culture for centuries; and nearly every stripe of roadside asadero in between.
Eat One bite into my first taco at Sonoratown, a tiny taqueria in downtown Los Angeles, my eyebrows shot up. Unlike nearly every taco I've eaten in the past 21 years, since I relocated to Northern California, it came on a chewy, handmade flour tortilla.
Wow, what a great time yesterday at KCRW's Inaugural Great Tortilla Tournament! Throngs of people lined up to taste samples from our Fuerte Four Finalists: Kernel of Truth and for corn, Burritos La Palma and Sonoratown for flour!
The best restaurant dishes to eat in 2019, from the best burgers to crave-worthy pasta.
Taco Madness Champions: Sonoratown Tops Tight Race By 100 Votes, Mariscos Jalisco Wins Live Trophy ~ L.A. TACO
Thousands of people filled LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Saturday to celebrate the taco lifestyle in our tenth annual Taco Madness food festival. They got to witness the crowning of the 2019 Taco Madness champions: Sonoratown, who won the online fan vote , and Mariscos Jalisco , who won Best of Show at Taco Madness Live after a competitive round of judging by a select panel.
I've worshipped at the altar of corn tortillas my whole taco-eating life. And as someone who grew up in L.A., I've eaten a lot of tacos. For years I believed no flour could compare to the delicate earthiness of fresh masa, but once I took a bite of Sonoratown's costilla taco, my whole worldview changed.
Los Angeles is, by and large, a taco town. There are festivals to honor its may styles, annual bracket tournaments keen to crown a local winner, and endless ( truly endless) amounts of the stuff to eat all across greater Los Angeles.
The taco scene in Los Angeles is as vibrant today as it has ever been, thanks to a new crop of Instagram-ready street stars and the usual collection of dedicated classics sprinkled throughout the city.
We've uncovered the best restaurants in Los Angeles, including modern steakhouses, seafood shacks, stellar tasting menus and the city's best pasta.
It would be wrong to say that Los Angeles is having a taco moment right now. The truth is, this city has always had fantastic tacos, either served on the street, from trucks, or in full-fledged restaurants.
Eating well doesn't have to mean breaking the bank here in the Southland. Tucked in to nearly every neighborhood are casual restaurants serving reasonably-priced fare from ramen to burgers to tamales and tacos. It's truly an embarrassment of riches from east to west. Here now are 15 fantastically affordable destinations for eating well in Los Angeles.
We are super excited to bring you the 2019 Rogue 99, our second edition. As with last year's list, this is a compilation of 99 restaurants, food trucks and stands we consider essential to Los Angeles - places that capture the energy and beat of the city and its environs.
The burrito is on the cusp of a boom in Los Angeles in 2019. If you think about it, a burrito is the perfect compliment to L.A.'s car culture. You can eat a whole meal with one hand on the wheel. So the L.A.
Los Angeles is the most amazing place to eat in America, thanks to an incredible variety of international cuisines and some of the most talented chefs in the world. LA's great seasonal produce and access to ingredients makes it an ideal place for restaurants to thrive - but how do you know which ones to go to?
Teo Diaz grew up eating chivichangas, or small burritos typically filled with stewed meat, almost every day in San Luis, Arizona, just miles from the U.S.-Mexico border His single mother would prepare a dozen or more of them early each morning before heading out to pick and pack produce in
From Chinatown to the Arts District, from the 110 Freeway to the Los Angeles River, explore 19 of this year's best restaurants. From downtown L.A., motor east on 1st Street to Boyle Heights to explore two restaurants from this year's list. Don't forget to check out Highland Park.
dineL.A. Taco Trek Celebrating some of L.A.'s best taco shops.
eo Rodriguez grew up in San Luis Río Colorado, a border town in the Mexican state of Sonora, where tacos of exquisitely perfumed mesquite-grilled meat come on chewy flour tortillas as thin as a wedding veil. In 2016, amid a surge of interest in regional Mexican cuisine, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Jen Feltham opened one ...
Meeting with Jen and Teo at the new Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles' Chinatown, we're steps away from the park where Teo would go running some mornings. We stopped to admire a giant compass pointing to the different old neighborhoods in town, one pointed south east to Sonoratown .
L.A. is better than a lot of places for a lot of reasons, but the breadth of variety and sheer quality of our taco offerings is way up there at the top of the list.
Just Announced! Hecho in LA: Taco Madness. Live at La Plaza! Click for Details. Sonoratown!!! It's come down to two amazing L.A. Tacos... Grilled Steak taco from Sonoratown and Birria de Res from Burritos La Palma. Which one will reign supreme as the favorite taco of Los Angeles in 2017?
Sonoratown for the win After weeks of online voting over at L.A. Taco, this year's Taco Madness tournament has produced a single winner: Sonoratown. Or, more specifically given the parameters of this year's competition, Sonoratown's awesome carne asada taco, served on a freshly prepared flour tortilla.
"We get a lot of people who assume our Mexican food isn't authentic just because we only use flour tortillas in our tacos," says Teodoro Diaz-Rodriguez. I've just sampled almost every item on the menu at his 15-seat taqueria, Sonoratown , which he opened with his girlfriend Jennifer Feltham in downtown Los Angeles.
Sonoratown co-owners Jennifer Feltham and Teo Rodriguez-Diaz tell us what we need to know about the downtown taquería's specialty: the Sonora-style flour tortilla taco. "Because of permitting, we could have only the grill and nothing else-no stove, flattop, fryer.
Chimichangas are mostly known as a school cafeteria staple, the favorite food of Marvel comic book anti-hero Deadpool, and a funny word to scream at the top of your lungs. Try doing it some time-it's great! But chimichangas are actually a gourmet tradition from the state of Sonora where they are known as chivichangas.
You're outdoors sitting on school chairs, there's wine chilled in a steel tub, and you and your crew are immersed in the delicious pleasures of northern Mexican culture. This is what the Sonoran grill is all about, and right now the format is hot as white coals.
Sonoratown is a small, colorful storefront with a single table outside and enough stools inside to accommodate about 12 taco fans. Framed photographs of Diaz-Rodriguez as boy and a map of Mexico serve as decoration on the walls.
When it comes to choosing which tacos to eat downtown, the decision can be difficult. We'll make it easy for you - go to Sonoratown. This tiny, order-at-the-counter taco spot is a bit removed from the main downtown hustle, but it's worth the extra few blocks walk.
Named after an old LA neighborhood that's since been replaced by Chinatown, this hole-in-the-wall serves Sonoran tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. Every day, the kitchen makes fresh flour tortillas that are the base of each menu item, particularly the chimichanga. The Sonoratown standout is soft-fried and stuffed with shredded chicken, Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, fire-roasted tomatoes, and Anaheim peppers.