In this edition of Taco Diaries, we travel to the streets of North Hollywood for tacos estilo Guerrero. Tacos El Venado offers delicious al pastor with pineapple, homemade strawberry lemonade and a variety of delicious salsas. It was started by a brother & sister team 6 years ago and just celebrated 100K followers on instagram.
I recommend the queso taco al pastor with pineapple and the spicy red roasted salsa!
We went to one of 4 locations on the south side of Victory Boulevard near the corner where Lankershim meets Colfax.
Follow them on instagram @tacoselvenado
🦌 #1 NoHo – 11702 Victory Blvd
🦌 #2 Van Nuys – 6315 Sepulv. Blvd
🦌 #3 sylmar – 14630 Hubbard st
🦌 #4 Highland Park – York blvd & Ave 46
Introducing Taco Diaries, your taco review presented by Claudia, Jordanna, and Ortiz! We started things off with a hidden jem in the San Fernando Valley called Cilantro Mexican Grill. Tucked away in a gas station, this North Hollywood restaurant is famous for its Chicken Al Pastor and burritos. Enjoy!
Cilantro Mexican Grill is located at
7214 Whitsett Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Delicious and great on a budget!
My face when I see tacos! NMNMNMNMNMNM
Sorry for being out of the loop! Promise to share the lastest from The Tecate Location in Mexicali featuring Zoé, Enjambre, Reyno and more!
For now, enjoy your taco tuesday and tell us where you love to go and why!
I am so excited Tacolandia is coming back! If you missed the past 4 years of awesome taco adventures with the L.A. Weekly and Tacolandia, then don’t miss the fifth annual gourmet taco festival. It’s coming back to the downtown’s El Pueblo de Los Angeles on Saturday, June 17 from 3 – 7 p.m.
The event will feature more than 120 taquerias curated by the World’s First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza.
Use my TACODIARIES promo code and get your tickets early because the VIP experience has already sold out! Follow this link ticketf.ly/2o6FGNP and I’ll see you at the taco fest!
Filed under Festival, Food
This past Taco Tuesday, I enjoyed myself more than usual thanks to #VidaLexus & my former work buddy, Pili Montilla… the charming TV host of Té Para Tres.
We celebrated the season finale with a concert series featuring LA’s finest… Ozomatli and company. When I say company, I mean.. Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia, los enmascarados desmadrozos de la cumbia El Conjunto Nueva Ola, the 1st lady of Los Angeles Alternative music María del Pilar, The Songbirds singer Erica Canales and celebrities like Justin Baldoni from the Golden Globe award winning show “Jane the Virgin”. I got to take a photo with Justin, but the music was so loud, I failed to mention how much I value his efforts to help the people of Skidrow. For more information please click here or follow him on Instagram @JustinBaldoni.
I was having such a good time, I threw myself into the crowd while shooting and left my heart and soul on the dance floor. Luckily, Carlos Santos was there to break my fall, and I was able to walk gracefully out of the event.
The night wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t enjoy a taco or 2 on my way home. I made a quick stop at Leo’s Tacos on La Brea & Venice Blvd to help me heal my ankles.
It really was a blast to see so many familiar faces from my LATV days.
Hopefully next time gravity will be kind. Enjoy the shots!
Workout, eat and drink! I love it.
Life is good when you can enjoy the finer things in life; tacos, beer and fresh air. I haven’t been this excited since my mothers last green mole!
Here’s the deal: The event is being held Saturday August 15th at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro. The highlight of the event is, you guessed it… 2 Tacos, a Beer (21+), shirt, medallion, costume contest and a party that includes a mechanical bull and hopefully a Donald Trump piñata. Prices increase as we get closer to the race, so save your money and buy it today for $35 on GroupOn. The taco gods have spoken.
Thank taco heavens for tacos and beer! See you at the finish line!
Filed under Fitness, Food
Tacolandia is coming soon and it’s officially SOLD OUT! The delicious taco fest that started 2 years ago has and exciting selection of more than 80 of the best taco creators curated by el mero mero pachanguero Bill Esparza from LA Weekly.
It’s all happening, Saturday June 6th from 3pm-8pm at El Pueblo de Los Angeles with LIVE mariachi music, cocktails and every taco you can imagine. You must be over 21 to relish! Taco lovers please #tacodiaries to share photos with us! ENJOY
PS: Watch out for the #tacologist judge Patricia Lopez, she likes it hot!
I am so happy to hear and see my dear friend Patricia Lopez & Vista L.A. recently visited El Taco Nazo, one of our best rated taco spots in Los Angeles. Now enjoy this video of them visiting their favorite taco places, discover more about our city, it’s tacos and the tacologist up to no good. #InvitaCabrona
Taco Destinations in this post:
Follow Patricia via twitter for more: @patylonglegs
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This weekend I enjoyed my baby tacos de la tortillera Flor De Mano in Fontana. A tortilleria is in fact a tortilla factory. My pleasure was 2 de asada & 1 de Al Pastor. Both were yum, the better was Al Pastor.
Yesterday I enjoyed the Chile Relleno Burrito (off menu), at the family run Kisco de Rialto. Followed immediately by delicious brews at the Hangar 24 in Redlands were we had the wedding pre-party.
Tonight we celebrate our friends wedding and yummy things to follow tomorrow as we go back to Redlands for Philipino Tacos at Sporkjam!
Reporting from the Jacuzzi. Amor y Paz!
I am looking forward to going with my friends to LA Weekly’s first annual Tacolandia, celebrating Los Angeles’ favorite food – tacos! The sensational taco fest includes a selection of over 30 taco creators from LA/OC and even Baja Californication – curated by Bill Esparza.
Come join us on Sunday, June 23 at the Hollywood Palladium from 12-5pm for music, food, a tequila garden and more.
LA Weekly’s Tacolandia
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Hollywood Palladium Parking lot
6215 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028