A little research into the spiciest foods in Los Angeles uncovers dishes like the Special 2 at Orochon Ramen. On Chowhound, jdwdeville nominates a new contender: cochinita pibil tacos at Guisados in East LA.
You can specify how spicy you want them, on a scale of 1 to 10. “I should have known from the way the guy looked at me,” says jdwdeville, after ordering a 10: a thick, made-to-order tortilla filled with bright red pork, puréed habaneros, and toasted chiles. “I valiantly plowed through until about halfway when the tears in my eyes made it hard to see.”
Guisados serves plenty of other tacos too—more than 10 filling options, including bistek, chorizo, shrimp, and calabacitas—and Chowhounds say they're delicious. You can order a taco sampler and wash it down with one of the aguas frescas.
Guisados [East LA]
2100 E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles
Photo from Guisados / Facebook