For Angelenos sheltering in place and yearning for a taste of tacos, a handful of LA restaurants are offering DIY kits that include everything from tortillas to salsas, beans, and rice. Times of uncertainty call for the kind of familiar comfort that only tacos can provide, so here now are 20 Los Angeles restaurants offering DIY kits.Read More
20 Los Angeles Restaurants Saving the Day with DIY Taco Kits
Tortillas, proteins, and salsas packaged to-go
Public School 818
Public School’s Cinco de Mayo taco kit is available for pre-order until May 3 on Tock. On the menu is grilled chicken and steak, rice, beans, chips, salsa, and best of all, churros. Add a margarita kit for $20 more.
Boneyard Bistro sells a $75 taco kit every Tuesday for pick-up and delivery — no advance ordering required. It comes with a pound and a half of carnitas, rice, refried beans, Tijuana-style avocado sauce, tortilla chips, and a bag of corn tortillas.
Casa Vega is offering an $80 taco kit for Cinco de Mayo that includes a tray of crispy tacos, a pint of rice and beans, and a half gallon of margaritas (approximately eight drinks). It’s enough food and drink for four to six people and can be ordered online or by calling the restaurant directly.
Mijares Mexican Restaurant
Pasadena stalwart Mijares feeds up to six with its $60 Mexican-American family taco feast that includes taco shells (soft or hard), chicken, ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, rice, refried beans, guacamole, chips, sour cream, and salsa.
The team at Petite Taqueria is offering an $89 build-your-own taco kit that provides enough food for four. The whole shebang includes two pounds of steak and chicken, 12 tortillas, chips, guacamole, pico de gallo, a salad, rice, beans, and tres leches cake for dessert.
Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar
The Petty Cash taco kit can be ordered through Tock for takeout or delivery Wednesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The $21 per person build-your-own taco dinner includes a choice of protein (beef, chicken, salmon, portobello mushroom, or sweet potato), blue corn tortillas, poblano rice, beans, two kinds of salsas, tortilla chips, and garnishes.
The folks at Slab are offering an $89 build-your-own taco kit that provides enough provisions for four — that’s a pound of brisket, a pound of pulled pork, two kinds of salsas, tortillas, rice, beans, and garnishes. Orders must be placed by May 2 on Tock for pick-up or delivery on May 4 or 5.
Guisados’s taco survival pack comes with four different stews, toppings, a side of beans, and 18 tortillas. The taco kit is available for pick-up or delivery through Postmates.
Broken Spanish is hosting a B.S. Taqueria taco night this Cinco de Mayo. On the menu are some of the now-closed restaurant’s greatest hits including the mushroom and garlic tacos. Order ahead and pick-up from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m at Broken Spanish.
Sonoratown is serving up one and two pound taco kits along with six-packs of beer for takeout and delivery. Each taco pack includes a choice of protein (carne asada, chicken, or chorizo), the restaurant’s beloved flour tortillas, two kinds of salsas, and garnishes like cabbage, limes, and radishes.
Delivery-only operation Montilla Meals is serving up brisket tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, and all the fixings this Cinco de Mayo. Place orders online by 10 p.m. on May 2 for delivery on May 5.
Guerrilla Tacos’ $155 Emergency Taco Kit provides enough ingredients to make 60 tacos. The meats are pre-cooked and include re-heating instructions for an optimal taco experience. The kit is available daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for takeout and delivery.
Azulé Taqueria’s $35 taco kit includes four pounds of proteins (choice of chicken, steak, cauliflower al pastor), 24 tortillas, vegan rice and beans, chips, salsa, and garnishes. Six-packs of Tecate or Corona are also available for pick-up and delivery.
Blue Plate Taco
All of Blue Plate Taco’s kits come with corn tortillas, beans, rice, salsa, and choice of fillings — from farmers market veggies to chicken, shrimp, and steak. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from noon to 8:30 p.m. for curbside pick-up and delivery through Postmates.
Maple Block Meat Co.
Maple Block Meat Co. is serving up tacos (brisket, carnitas, and al pastor) and michelada kits this Cinco de Mayo for takeout and delivery. Tacos are priced at three for $11, six for $21, or a dozen for $42.
The Rose Venice
Chef Jason Neroni created a taco kit for Cinco de Mayo. Priced at $30 per person and available to order through Tock, every kit includes a choice of protein (pork al pastor, grilled white fish, roasted summer squash, or grilled hanger steak), guacamole, salsa roja and verde, blue corn tortillas, chips, beans, and tres leches cake.
Sol Mexican Cocina
Playa Vista’s Sol Mexican Cocina has all the bases covered with its Cinco de Mayo pack that includes plenty of food and a margarita pitcher. Priced at $65 and available for online ordering, the kit includes six tacos, a chicken Caesar salad, and guacamole to feed three to five people.
Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria
It’s hard to go wrong with the $25 taco kit from Madre. The menu is served hot and includes two chicken tacos, two asada tacos, two carnitas tacos, rice and beans, garnishes, chips, guacamole, and two agua frescas. Cocktails to-go are a must.
The Amorcito taco kit goes for $35 and includes three short rib tacos, three al pastor tacos, two carnitas tacos, two vegetarian tacos, rice, beans, cilantro, and salsa. Order online or by calling the restaurant directly.
Noble Bird Rotisserie
Noble Bird Rotisserie’s $42 taco kit includes a whole rotisserie chicken along with everything needed to make fresh flour tortillas and pico de gallo. The set also comes with a dozen eggs for breakfast burritos or tacos the following day. Call the restaurant directly to reserve and arrange curbside pick-up.