Eating one’s way through Los Angeles’s expansive Mexican restaurant scene can be gratifying and overwhelming. Because the city hosts the largest concentration of Mexicans in the United States, there’s 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, the plant-based options, and all manner of Sinaloan and Oaxacan specialties, among others.
The city is bursting with incredible Mexican cuisine, from street food to upscale spots, so this map focuses on the sit-down, full-service restaurants throughout greater Los Angeles. These selections are traditional brick-and-mortar or ones nestled inside a residential backyard. Consider it a sampler of where to find excellent Mexican food in LA, while any of the previous links will ease the process of finding specific dishes or regions. Here are 21 respected places to sit and enjoy Mexican food in Los Angeles.Read More