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Traveling East coast hound needs very specific list

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Traveling East coast hound needs very specific list

KilgoreTrout | Jun 17, 2011 04:00 PM

Hi all, I am on a very specific mission. I am the exec chef for a restaurant group in a major East coast city. I previously lived out your way. The guy who owns my group has finally taken my word for it that the taquerias here are shite, and that he can't comprehend what he is missing (trying to explain great taco truck tacos to someone from NY/Boston is like describing blue to the color blind). So we are coming to LA for 3 days (1 probably spent in TJ for other reasons). I am out of touch personally, but gather that El Chato (Olympic and La Brea) is bordering on consensus top 10. Need 5 others, plus 2 or 3 fish taco places. We are coming only to eat, so don't worry if you send us driving all over town. In addition any threads relating to food in TJ or on the drive down. And 1 more thing... Is there a bar/lounge that serves anything you would consider in the top 100 tacos? Some hipster dive with a Mexican run kitchen. Los Feliz maybe or Venice? I appreciate the help. Any top 5 list will do, no need to list all the old threads about this (I am sure there are as many as Boston has lobster roll and NYC has Pizza threads.)

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