Trying to eat through LA’s dizzying Mexican restaurant scene can be an exercise in futility. Because the city hosts the largest concentration of Mexicans in America, and probably the second largest in North America, there’s essentially an endless number of places for tacos and tortas (and tortas ahogadas) and tamales — and that’s to say nothing of the birria, the barbacoa, and all manner of Sinaloan and Oaxacan specialties, among others.
Truly, Los Angeles is a city riddled with incredible Mexican cuisine, from street food to upscale spots, so this map will focus on sit-down brick-and-mortar restaurants around greater Los Angeles. Consider it a sampler of where to find some excellent Mexican food in LA, while any of the links listed prior will be helpful in finding specific dishes or regions.
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