Tacomiendo is one of the Westside’s best taquerias. It may very well be the best. The menu is pretty extensive with everything from Chile Verde con Nopales and Chile Rellenos to the standard tacos, burritos, and tortas. You won’t find a better carne asada taco anywhere near the Westside. The dense charred cuts of ranchera steak have the taste of the grill seared into each bite.
carne asada tacos $1.85 each
The tortillas are homemade and packed with meat. On previous visits to Tacomiendo I made the mistake of always adding the darker salsa roja to my tacos. It’s not as good as the salsa verde or the orange-ish tomato and tomatillo salsa.
These tacos travel well. A lot of tacos can’t survive a car ride home wrapped in foil but I actually prefer getting my tacos to go from Tacomiendo. Since they don’t use oil when grilling the tortillas the tortillas don’t wilt while wrapped in foil. The ride home wrapped up in foil also gives the tortillas time to steam a little longer. When I get home, the tacos are piping hot and waiting to be topped with onions, cilantro and salsas.
complimentary chips and salsa
Rima Lyn aka the Taco Maven has been trying to get me to eat the potato taco for quite some time. So it finally tried it. It’s good! I was expecting something greasy and stodgy but it was light with more flavor than expected. There’s cheese mixed in with the potatoes and the taco is topped with parmesan cheese.
So can Westsiders honestly still complain about the lack of good tacos with Tacomiendo around? Maybe it’s just a natural reflex that we reject our local taco offerings but Tacomiendo has definitely put the Westside on the taco map.
11462 Gateway Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Neighborhood: West Los Angeles
4502 Inglewood Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230