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Guerrilla Tacos Slings Breakfast Burritos From an Arts District Takeout Window

Wes Avila is up early, and the eggs are cookin’

Signage for Guerrilla Tacos, a white painted wraparound corner building.
Frontage at Guerrilla Tacos in the Arts District
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

As promised, chef Wes Avila is officially doing breakfast burritos down in the Arts District. The Guerrilla Tacos owner has been saying since day one that he would start serving simple takeaway breakfast burritos from a small to-go window along the side of his restaurant, and now the time has come — and with early-morning voting happening today all across Los Angeles, not a moment too soon.

As with all things Avila does, expect more than just a simple take on the everyday egg, cheese, and potato burrito. There are only three listed menu options to start: a bean/cheese/egg creation similar to what can be found all over the eastern edges of the county; an avocado/bacon take that’s sure to be the most popular; and an all-veggie burrito that still comes with a fried egg inside, as well as things like roasted onions. Here’s the window in question:

As the Instagram post notes, the plan is to start up breakfast burritos daily down in the Arts District, with hours running from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The regular full-fledged restaurant then transitions into lunch, dinner, and bar service.

The jump into breakfast burritos is the first real expansion of service for Guerrilla Tacos since opening up back in July. The restaurant was for years a food truck doing some of LA’s best tacos, but after years on the streets (and one successful cookbook) Avila and company have settled down on a prime stretch of Downtown, near to Boyle Heights and across the street from Best, Pearl’s BBQ, and the busy Everson Royce Bar.

Guerrilla Tacos. 2000 E. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA.