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El Taurino

Mexican Restaurant and Taco Place$$$$
Pico Union, Los Angeles
  • nelehelen
    "i always get the al pastor torta and carne asada tostada!"(4 Tips)
    "Tacos al pastor and the tortas de carne asada are the best!"(9 Tips)
    Sandie S.
    "carne asada taco & sope.. love it."(4 Tips)
    "Try the Carne Asada Burrito - Wow. Authentic Mexican."(3 Tips)
116 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • tortas
  • tamales
  • good for a late night
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  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KFebruary 26, 2015
    Torta Milanesa Cubano! Add some Red Sauce. Great for afterhours or after work grub. Safer parking. A/C is on full blast at 11:00 pm?? Tacos shrunk over the years. 2 armed security guards inside & out.
  • Geoff O.
    Geoff OkiOctober 5, 2011
    The torta Milanesa with everything (onions, avocado, crema) plus cheese is everything to me, doused in their special red hot sauce, and washed down with a cold sugary pineapple drink. Open super late.
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YeeOctober 8, 2011
    The guards keep their guns "cocked & locked." Which means you'll get shot if you mess around. Buy a "rioja grande" & keep it to have with other tacos. Tacos are like BBQ ribs, its all in the sauce. ;)
  • Sir Sal R.
    Sir Sal ReyesMarch 20, 2011
    If you are in L.A. late at night go to el taurino. It may be in the ghetto but the food kicks ass. Parking is full but its worth the wait. If you can't find parking I.side park at food for less lot
  • İbrahim D.
    İbrahim DemirJune 16, 2014
    Tried all meat buritto with onions and nachos (meet+cheese) Buritto was perfect. Do not get cheese for nachos as it is not a real cheese. Very crowded and they just speak Spanish!!!
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneJanuary 8, 2012
    This a good burrito, maybe the best of the burritos. Eat this burrito. Also, for those looking for a bit of that fabled "local flavor," you'll get it here.
  • Sirenne S.
    Sirenne SanchezJuly 24, 2013
    If you phone your order in, you'll be asked to go straight up to the window. Don't make eye contact with anyone in line unless you like getting the stink-eye. Ha!
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FloresOctober 8, 2014
    Best taco spot in Los Angeles. Service is very slow. You will be asked to pay extra for salsa. Do not come here on the Weekend. Mixture of Hispanic and koreans hardly any Caucasians. A lil pricey.
  • Kenny
    KennyMay 24, 2014
    had three carne asada tacos with quesadilla and extra onions/cilantro on the side. tasted amazing! will go again soon.
  • Erika S.
    Erika ScottDecember 1, 2011
    BEST salsa in town,I'm not kidding.However they do have really bad service & they are so freaking stingy with their SALSA what's up with that.Go if you don't care for the service coz the food is GOOD!
  • Steven K.
    Steven KimDecember 26, 2009
    On sundays, get the Consome to compliment your tacos and tamales. It's a soup with garbanzo beans and is great with some red sauce mixed in
  • debz
    debzOctober 5, 2012
    get extra red sauce (you can get it on the side). you'll either love it, or it'll give you the shits. the risk in finding out is worth it.
  • Gabrielle S.
    Gabrielle SibalJuly 23, 2013
    Torta with al pastor and the carne asada tostada are the items to beat. The barbacoa taco is pretty good too!
  • Lost In A Supermarket M.
    Jonesing for a REAL Mex burrito downtown? This is ur spot. Carne asada, with the hot sauce, is why Los Angeles rules
  • Jason L.
    Jason LiangJune 12, 2010
    Salsa roja (red) is the only way to go. On weekends gotta come here b4 1:30 am or else you get stuck w/ the clubbing crowd
  • Numwan W.
    Numwan WannieAugust 18, 2014
    Taco!!!!! One piece is very very small. Hot sauce is good. Try mix with green sauce too.
  • Antea S.
    Antea SheltonApril 25, 2013
    The chicken burrito with rice and beans AND a side order of beans with Mexican cheese! !! HEAVENLY!!!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AguilarMay 8, 2012
    You have to try the green sause they serve....with anything on this menu...its sooooo gooood
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KJanuary 20, 2012
    Been coming here since like what, '98? The tacos have freaking shrunk!!! Really, just see for yourself!!!
  • DrinkCoba
    DrinkCobaApril 28, 2011
    Late night grubbin' is on! The all-meat burritos are full flavored and loaded with toppings!
  • Corleto A.
    Corleto AntoniFebruary 6
    Chaotic number calling are out of whack,, so be ready to wait at least 30 min for your food... So don't come hungry
  • tonyG
    tonyGMay 11, 2014
    Tacos al pastor and the tortas de carne asada are the best!
    Upvoted Jul 14
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KJanuary 20, 2012
    Koreans swear this place has the best tacos and is soo deliscious! It's aiite! There's better taco trucks than here, just saying...
  • Jeff Q.
    Jeff QuandtJanuary 20
    Authentic local spot - don't miss the Carne Asada
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CastroNovember 26, 2011
    Honestly, I'd rather go to King Taco. You can ask other Latinos if you'd like. I should know
  • Walter
    WalterAugust 29, 2011
    You have to get the all meat al pastor burrito !!!
  • AleX G
    AleX GOctober 9, 2013
    Rib plate is delicious! A must have!!!!
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YApril 7, 2013
    Waited 30 minutes to get some carne asada tacos, but absolutely worth it; beware of drunk Koreans trying to speak poor Spanish though if you go late at night
  • eva f.
    eva felicianoDecember 18, 2011
    The tostada de asada with da green sauce...BOMB!
  • 오미헤
    오미헤January 18, 2012
    i love carne asada tacoz here !! with green verde salsa ! 4 tacoz = $5
  • Liz K.
    Liz KimOctober 12, 2011
    best tacos in LA. ever! they confirm your oder in spanish.
  • AZ Productions
    AZ ProductionsFebruary 29, 2012
    Great tacos! Probably 3-4 will fill up your tummy
  • Guadalupe M.
    Guadalupe MoralesMay 15, 2012
    Delicious burritos! Tacos, tortas!! Everything!
  • 💎👑🎀Princess E.
    the reason why there's a lot of Asians is cuz it's in k-town...duh! And so what...their giving us latino's business!!
  • Bryan
    BryanSeptember 11, 2013
    You need to know spanglish numerics to pick up your order
  • Adam G.
    Adam GeeFebruary 19, 2011
    Get at least 10 Tacos and 1 extra pata (foot) to go.
  • Brenda C.
    Brenda CheahNovember 30, 2015
    AL PASTOR SOPES. Every single time. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
  • Sandie S.
    Sandie ShinFebruary 15, 2011
    carne asada taco & sope.. love it. just as good as king taco
  • Cindy P.
    Cindy PenaMarch 2, 2013
    Yummy.. Burrito al pastor can't go wrong.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OJanuary 18, 2011
    Try the tamales dulces (sweet tamales)
  • Marcus
    MarcusJuly 1, 2012
    Try their red sauce it's great
  • nelehelen
    nelehelenAugust 12, 2010
    i always get the al pastor torta and carne asada tostada!
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OJanuary 18, 2011
    The agua de horchata is delicious.
  • Mooyon K.
    Mooyon KimDecember 26, 2013
    Expect to wait for your order for longer than usual time for tacos and burritos.
  • Armando D.
    Armando DugallJanuary 16, 2011
    Come here after you parties hard and the food will be better then ;)
  • Akimba
    AkimbaJanuary 18, 2014
    Best Asada tostada in town
  • John O.
    John OhJune 8, 2012
    Both verde and roja salsa is the shit here!!!
  • Cynthia A.
    Cynthia AguilarNovember 25, 2012
    You love our's no surprise that you love our food...enjoy! ;)
  • Han
    HanNovember 6, 2012
    Try the Carne Asada Burrito - Wow. Authentic Mexican.
  • Fernando
    FernandoFebruary 10, 2012
    There service is slow during lunch time! You definitely need an hour just for lunch!
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