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Mulitas at Tacos y Birria La Unica.
Mulitas at Tacos y Birria La Unica.
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Find Mulita Perfection at These 9 Los Angeles Spots

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Mulitas at Tacos y Birria La Unica.
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Los Angeles is blessed to have plenty of options for mulitas, which can be found on taco trucks, in restaurants, and even on street corners. But not all mulitas are created equally. A properly constructed specimen requires a careful balance between protein (carne asada, al pastor, carnitas, or pinto beans), Monterey Jack cheese, and two griddled corn tortillas, maintaining its structure after each bite. Customize your mulita while its still hot with hand-made salsas, pico de gallo, cilantro, and grilled onions. Here now are nine places to score marvelous mulitas in Los Angeles.

Added: Carnitas El Artista Chavez, Carnitas El Momo, Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Los Taquero Mucho, Tacos y Birria La Unica

Removed: Chiquis Taco Truck, La Taquiza (closed), Tacos El Korita (closed), Tacos Tamix

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Ave 26 Tacos Eagle Rock

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Just keep an eye/ear out for the the bright lights, long lines, and loud music at the Ave 26 taco stand. Tucked away in both Eagle Rock and Little Tokyo, the scene is like a festive party. The selections for mulitas stands out because of the pounds of al pastor on a spit. If ordering the massive stacked mulitas, bring someone to share it with.

Taco Zone

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The endless charms of Taco Zone include the ladies who run it, well-made salsas (roja and verde), a trailer covered in stickers, custom tables lovingly made by customers, and of course, the mulitas. Whatever the appeal, just follow these instructions: choose a protein (like the suadero), order a house-made horchata, peer through the window to watch the busy griddle, garnish the mulita, and keep it moving.

Leo’s

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When a single taco truck converts into seven citywide locations, something is right. Any given night, Angelenos can find Leo’s tacos in Koreatown, Mid-City, Echo Park, Glendale, or the Valley. The specialty of the house is al pastor, and well-marinated meat makes for mean mulitas.

Carnitas El Momo

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Carnitas El Momo’s mulitas delight when arriving on a plate — just look at the layered spectacle of corn tortillas with a crispy layer of cheese from the griddle. This is a top-level mulita, with an added option for it to be covered in a Jalisco-style ahogada sauce.

Tacos y Birria La Unica

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The hype is real at Tacos y Birria La Unica — and so are the lines. Luckily, there’s a Mid-City location along with the longstanding truck in Boyle Heights. And though the birria is outstanding whether beef (res) or goat (chivo), the crispy hand-made tortillas takes mulitas to the next level.

Los Taquero Mucho

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Husband and wife Miguel and Sylvia Garcia, along with her brother Alex Ramirez, started Los Taquero Mucho in the shipping container food hall Blvd Mrkt. Here, diners will find a delicious heart-shaped mulita stuffed with meat of choice.

A heart-shaped corn tortilla stuffed with cheese and meat.
A heart-shaped mulita from Los Taquero Mucho
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Tire Shop Taqueria

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Known for long lines, tacos, and mulitas, Tire Shop Taqueria is a step above most with hand-made tortillas, along with perfectly seasoned and marinated beef grilled on mesquite charcoal.

Carnitas El Artista Chavez

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If driving north on La Brea in Inglewood, keep an eye out for the bright red building — that’s Carnitas El Artista. The mulitas menu is extensive with carne asada, chicken, al pastor, house-special carnitas, and a double decker mulitas called “de tingas.” 

Lola's Mexican Cuisine

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Long Beach’s beloved Mexican restaurant has two locations. The mulitas here are prepared with carne asada and al pastor. 

Ave 26 Tacos Eagle Rock

Just keep an eye/ear out for the the bright lights, long lines, and loud music at the Ave 26 taco stand. Tucked away in both Eagle Rock and Little Tokyo, the scene is like a festive party. The selections for mulitas stands out because of the pounds of al pastor on a spit. If ordering the massive stacked mulitas, bring someone to share it with.

Taco Zone

The endless charms of Taco Zone include the ladies who run it, well-made salsas (roja and verde), a trailer covered in stickers, custom tables lovingly made by customers, and of course, the mulitas. Whatever the appeal, just follow these instructions: choose a protein (like the suadero), order a house-made horchata, peer through the window to watch the busy griddle, garnish the mulita, and keep it moving.

Leo’s

When a single taco truck converts into seven citywide locations, something is right. Any given night, Angelenos can find Leo’s tacos in Koreatown, Mid-City, Echo Park, Glendale, or the Valley. The specialty of the house is al pastor, and well-marinated meat makes for mean mulitas.

Carnitas El Momo

Carnitas El Momo’s mulitas delight when arriving on a plate — just look at the layered spectacle of corn tortillas with a crispy layer of cheese from the griddle. This is a top-level mulita, with an added option for it to be covered in a Jalisco-style ahogada sauce.

Tacos y Birria La Unica

The hype is real at Tacos y Birria La Unica — and so are the lines. Luckily, there’s a Mid-City location along with the longstanding truck in Boyle Heights. And though the birria is outstanding whether beef (res) or goat (chivo), the crispy hand-made tortillas takes mulitas to the next level.

Los Taquero Mucho

A heart-shaped corn tortilla stuffed with cheese and meat.
A heart-shaped mulita from Los Taquero Mucho
Fixe Studio

Husband and wife Miguel and Sylvia Garcia, along with her brother Alex Ramirez, started Los Taquero Mucho in the shipping container food hall Blvd Mrkt. Here, diners will find a delicious heart-shaped mulita stuffed with meat of choice.

A heart-shaped corn tortilla stuffed with cheese and meat.
A heart-shaped mulita from Los Taquero Mucho
Fixe Studio

Tire Shop Taqueria

Known for long lines, tacos, and mulitas, Tire Shop Taqueria is a step above most with hand-made tortillas, along with perfectly seasoned and marinated beef grilled on mesquite charcoal.

Carnitas El Artista Chavez

If driving north on La Brea in Inglewood, keep an eye out for the bright red building — that’s Carnitas El Artista. The mulitas menu is extensive with carne asada, chicken, al pastor, house-special carnitas, and a double decker mulitas called “de tingas.” 

Lola's Mexican Cuisine

Long Beach’s beloved Mexican restaurant has two locations. The mulitas here are prepared with carne asada and al pastor. 

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