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Sol Mexican Cocina’s taco kit includes a pitcher of margarita.
Sol Mexican Cocina’s taco kit includes a pitcher of margarita.
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20 Los Angeles Restaurants Saving the Day with DIY Taco Kits

Tortillas, proteins, and salsas packaged to-go

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Sol Mexican Cocina’s taco kit includes a pitcher of margarita.
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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Public School 818

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15300 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 728-9818
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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.

2. Boneyard Bistro

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13539 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 906-7427
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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.

3. Casa Vega

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13301 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 788-4868
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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.

4. Mijares Mexican Restaurant

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145 Palmetto Dr
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 792-2763
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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.

5. Petite Taqueria

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755 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 855-7223
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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.

6. Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar

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7360 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5300
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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.

7. Slab BBQ

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8136 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 855-7184
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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.

8. Guisados

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2100 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 264-7201
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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.

9. Broken Spanish

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1050 Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-1460
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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. 

10. Sonoratown

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208 E 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 628-3710
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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.

11. Montilla Meals

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Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
310-890-5529

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.

12. Guerrilla Tacos

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2000 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 375-3300
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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.

13. Azulé Taqueria

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1315 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 317-5429
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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.

14. Blue Plate Taco

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1515 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-2985
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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.

15. Maple Block Meat Co.

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3973 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 313-6328
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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.

16. The Rose Venice

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220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-0711
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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.

17. Sol Mexican Cocina

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12775 Millennium Dr UNIT 160
Playa Vista, CA 90094
(424) 289-0066
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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.

18. Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

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1261 Cabrillo Ave STE 100
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 974-8005
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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.

19. Amorcito

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4150 McGowen St
Long Beach, CA 90846
(562) 420-5005

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.

20. Noble Bird Rotisserie

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6460 Pacific Coast Hwy #125
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 431-0445
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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.

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1. Public School 818

15300 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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.

15300 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

2. Boneyard Bistro

13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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.

13539 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

3. Casa Vega

13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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.

13301 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

4. Mijares Mexican Restaurant

145 Palmetto Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105

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.

145 Palmetto Dr
Pasadena, CA 91105

5. Petite Taqueria

755 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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.

755 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

6. Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar

7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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.

7360 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Slab BBQ

8136 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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.

8136 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. Guisados

2100 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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.

2100 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

9. Broken Spanish

1050 Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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. 

1050 Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

10. Sonoratown

208 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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.

208 E 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

11. Montilla Meals

Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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.

Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

12. Guerrilla Tacos

2000 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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.

2000 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

13. Azulé Taqueria

1315 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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.

1315 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

14. Blue Plate Taco

1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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.

1515 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

15. Maple Block Meat Co.

3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

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.

3973 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

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16. The Rose Venice

220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

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.

220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291

17. Sol Mexican Cocina

12775 Millennium Dr UNIT 160, Playa Vista, CA 90094

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.

12775 Millennium Dr UNIT 160
Playa Vista, CA 90094

18. Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

1261 Cabrillo Ave STE 100, Torrance, CA 90501

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.

1261 Cabrillo Ave STE 100
Torrance, CA 90501

19. Amorcito

4150 McGowen St, Long Beach, CA 90846

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.

4150 McGowen St
Long Beach, CA 90846

20. Noble Bird Rotisserie

6460 Pacific Coast Hwy #125, Long Beach, CA 90803

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.

6460 Pacific Coast Hwy #125
Long Beach, CA 90803

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