Great news for taco lovers (which is everyone in Los Angeles): The most prominent new street food team in the city, Tacos 1986, is expanding once again. This time they’re taking their talents to Beverly Boulevard, just west of La Brea near both the Fairfax district and West Hollywood.
The new Tacos 1986 takes over a prominent corner that for years held a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf before coming up for lease. The highly visible address offers room for patio dining and a larger overall footprint than the team’s still-new-ish Downtown space, which is packed on weekends and stays open until 3 a.m.
Co-owner Victor Delgado confirmed that he and happy-go-lucky taquero Jorge “Joy” Alvarez have inked a deal to bring Tacos 1986’s Tijuana-style tacos to Beverly Boulevard by early 2020. Today’s announcement comes precisely one year since the duo first popped up at Highland and Lexington. That parking lot setup proved to be short-lived, with the guys moving to Koreatown and, eventually, to pop-ups everywhere from Santa Monica to West Hollywood to Smorgasburg, where they still have a weekly stand.
Delgado tells Eater that the new standalone restaurant location is perfect for the growing Tacos 1986 fanbase who simply don’t want to schlep Downtown. Delgado has worked in nightlife across Hollywood and West Hollywood for years, and many of his contacts there have long been asking for a more centrally-located second effort. Now the timeline is on, with an opening early next year.
Tacos 1986. 7235 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.