Coming down to LA at the end of the month to do some research on tacos. Was just in Mexico and need to find some equipment, suppliers, etc, so might as well find some food, too.
I'm primarily interested in tacos de guisados, aka, tacos de cazuela. Usually places specializing in these will have 8 to 12 cooked dishes or stews in steam tables. (Well, in Mexico, they just sit out, but apparently the health department frowns on that. ;-) ) You'll see things like papas con chorizo, mole, tinga, chicharron en salsa verde, rajas con queso, nopalaes con huevo, cochinita, bistec ala mexicana, etc, etc.
I know of Loteria and I'll probably try it even though opinions are mixed at best. And I know of Super Cocina in San Diego, which I'll certainly try to get to. What else is there in LA? I'm willing to travel anywhere (just warn me if I should go at night. ;-) )
Also, any smaller scale tortillerias, etc, making masa from scratch? If you have any recs for commercial equipment, especially used, for making and grinding nixtamal, that would also be greatly appreciated.