The Daily Meal recently released its ranking of the 35 Best Tacos in America. In honor of Hispanic heritage month, four of the shops that made the cut from Los Angeles stopped by to present their winning taco and describe what makes their recipe so unique.
Spokesperson: Ismael Diego, owner
Featured Taco: Potato Taco (#17 on our list)
“At the no-frills, order-at-the-counter Tacomiendo, where you’ll hear much more Spanish than English spoken, the tortillas are homemade, the prices are reasonable, and the tacos are big.” – The Daily Meal
11462 Gateway Blvd, Los Angeles
Mexicali Taco & Co.
Spokesperson: Javier Fregoso, co-owner
Featured Taco: Carne Asada Taco (#16 on our list)
“The tacos here don’t play around: they’re big and full of meat, and the carne asada is prepared the right way, seasoned with a secret blend of spices and char-grilled on a smoking hot fire.” –The Daily Meal
Mexicali Taco and Co.
702 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Spokesperson: Geraldo Ibarra, lead manager
Featured Taco: Tito’s Taco with Cheese (#4 on our list)
“The beef is long-cooked and shredded, not ground; the shredded Cheddar is tart; the julienned iceberg is crisp and cool. It’s nothing short of hard-shell taco perfection.” – The Daily Meal
11222 Washington Place, Culver City
Ricky’s Fish Tacos (The Best Taco in America!)
Spokesperson: Ricky Piña, owner
Featured Taco: Fish Taco (#1 on our list)
“For years, anyone interested in America’s best tacos has at least heard of Ricky Piña and his Ensenada-style fish, shrimp, and (when you’re lucky) lobster tacos. Size isn’t everything, but not only is the seafood fresh, the tacos are huge.” – The Daily Meal
Viewers can visit The Daily Meal to see the full list of America’s Best Tacos.