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Mexicali Taco & Co.

Los Angeles, Los Angeles

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Mexicali Taco & Co. logo
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Mexicali Taco & Co.

Los Angeles, Los Angeles

(951)

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Mexicali Taco & Co. is located in DTLA serving some of the best tacos in town representing the Northern Baja California region. Flame-grilled meats and innovative street-food inspired dishes makes for a fun menu at large gatherings, parties, weddings and corporate events.

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TeDera G.

10 November 2019

Definitely recommend visiting! The shrimp tacos are sooo good, I've come here two days in a row now. The staff is also great and friendly.

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Michael M.

1 November 2019

Who would of know about this place, I visit LA frequently and love to hit all the taco spots throughout the cities! Surprising this place was pretty good, definitely very clean great customer service and I love the fact that you can get out of the heat and just sit down and relax!If you're in downtown LA and find yourself around this place definitely try it out you won't be disappointed. It's also nice that it wasn't packed we may have went at a down time but that was also nice not waiting for our food. More...

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Kyle T.

23 October 2019

Stopped into this Mexican place by accident. Was surprisingly happy with the food. We try every kind of taco and all were full of flavor. The scrimp taco was very delicious.  The dining area is small and they only have hard wood benches to sit on. Would probably give it five stars if the seating was better. Staff was friendly and the food was out fast. We were there around 5pm and the place was pretty quiet. More...

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Arielle G.

10 October 2019

i always order the al pastor tacos, they're great here as is the horchata. great that they offer parking and seating

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William Campos

27 September 2019

Great Shrimp tacos and delicious salsas.

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Manuel Breithaupt

26 September 2019

My personal favourite taco place in DTLA

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Luke Haldun Unal

25 September 2019

Very good shrimp quesadilla and salsa bar. Polite and smiley staff. Convenient location.

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Jacques Cyr

25 September 2019

Shrimp. Spicy fish and vampirico taco with garlic sauce is an amazing combination.not to forget the free refill of horcheta!

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Geraldo Herrera

15 September 2019

Authentic flavors, fresh ingredients, delicious agua frescas, tambien!!!!

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bianelle gélinas

15 September 2019

Delicious!!! Such a welcoming place, we loved it!

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Anushka McCreary

8 September 2019

Vampiro Quesadilla and Agua Frescas ...enough said

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Jam A.

6 September 2019

Baja style The founder is a cool dude , very highly trained That being said it's not a presumptuous place Gotta get the shrimp and pastor Help yourself at the condiments bar , the green salsa is lit Would definitely come back , it's just a bit pricy for an everyday taco

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Sandy Torres

1 September 2019

These are the best tacos in downtown LA.. Fresh and flavorful.

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Helen L.

29 August 2019

The shrimp tacos here are my favorite, and they have great salsas to choose from. I got their spinach pineapple juice the last time I came here, and it was really good as well. The restaurant is small and airy, and well worth the visit. More...

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Manny V.I.

27 August 2019

Love this place. Great food and awesome service!

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Noe Gomez

26 August 2019

Chef Esdras is a Top Dog with an Equally Amazing Personality that brings out a collective element to his famed and poppin Mexicali Taco! Several visits and always delicious, a spot on choice especially when he gets in there and still carves the Trompo of tasty Pastor! As a follower for time, the growth and continued dedication to his roots still shows and longevity will stay strong here! Thank you for the mark you stamp on our great heritage! More...

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Lisandro Meza

23 August 2019

Esdras is the best.

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Mauricio Pacheco

23 August 2019

Excellent good, delicious tacos.

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Heidi Ramirez

23 August 2019

The cachetadas are so good!!

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POOR

23 August 2019

Ho visto il programma spie al ristorante siete grandi sono in Italia vorrei venire un giorno a mangiare da voi !!!!!

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Angela Galvez

16 August 2019

Me encantan los tacos, es el mejor lugar de tacos de Los Angeles. Soy de Mexicali y se de taacos

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David Gonzalez Bufi

16 August 2019

Amazing food, truly Mexican food!

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Millie Ben-David

16 August 2019

The meat is always tender and fresh. Try the fish tacos for a real delight.

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Daniel Camarena

11 August 2019

Best tacos I’ve had north of the border.

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Jessica Bunny Miramontes

10 August 2019

Great taste, beans are superb, the creative variations are delicious & I want to say the best Tasty tacos I’ve had.

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Alex Pospesel

9 August 2019

Great daily lunch specials.

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Michael B.

7 August 2019

A nice little place near the Orsini apartments. Food was excellent and chips come with your meal. Always my go to burrito place

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Marcel G.

3 August 2019

Chose this spot because it was the closest to me & the people with me were hungry & it didn't disappoint for the price & quality.

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Dejanea Williams

30 July 2019

Everything is amazing. Delicious and fresh.

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Jocelynn Canzoneri

30 July 2019

Excellent food the meat was lean and so tasty. The salsas were mighty flavorful. And the music retro tech the kind that makes you want to dance. Valerie the host cashier is a sweetheart. Must eat here 10 thumbs up definantly. More...

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Cursed Susanoo

30 July 2019

Recommend for tourists and /or anyone who likes fresh food

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Tays Salazar

30 July 2019

It was amazing food and the service was great. The staff was friendly and the customers were very friendly.

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Gnj Nnn

30 July 2019

this place serve great mexican foods

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shari poe

30 July 2019

Absolutely delicious food.

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Jose Rousette

30 July 2019

Great place to eat

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Santos Sanchez

30 July 2019

Good casual Baja Mexico food. The salsa bar is phenomenal. The Al Pastor was not as crispy as I'd like, but everything else was on point. The Vampiro was my favorite and is for a garlic lovers. We added eggs to our dishes. Strongly recommend visiting. More...

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Ana R.

30 July 2019

If you're looking for authentic Mexican deliciousness, look no further!!!Their tacos are definitely my go-to option on their menu, and possibly, their more popular seller. They have chorizo, asada, chicken, and some seafood options as well.I would 100% go with the chorizo. Super flavorful. They have a little side bar with all the taco toppings you need.Be warned: it gets busy during lunch hour.Since they are right across the street from a school site there is always street parking. More...

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Jake B.

26 July 2019

This is my go to spot for tacos during the week. If you like garlic get the vampiro. They also serve al pastor tacos that are really good.

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Katie B.

18 July 2019

Absolutely delicious! Everything i get there is always good and the salsa bar is flavorful and plentiful! Last time i went i got: The nachos with carne asada, toppings and meat are quite generous. The chips were nice and crispy. All and all you can't go wrong with the nachos Fish burrito, im not sure if its a full time menu item but it was great! Fresh, spicy, and HUGE! Perfect shareable item Carnitas burrito, also HUGE and delicious! Not as spicy which i enjoyed. The carnitas is tender and super flavorful I didn't get these this time around but they're still greatThe vamprio (hope im spelling that right) which is awesome! Cheesy and meaty. A great pick I also really like the tostadas too! Like i said before topping and meats are plentiful! All and all a great place! Im consistently happy with my food here More...

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Meena N.

13 July 2019

Been a while so I forgot exactly what I got but all the Tacos here were awesome. My favorite was the shrimp!! Very casual place. Street parking.

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Rosey Gutierrez

30 June 2019

Im from Mexico, and the queso fundido con chorizo is so decadent and delicious, honestly it felt like a little piece of home. I was so impressed. Food items here are so simple, but so full of flavor and care. The aguas frescas are refreshing and I love all the flavors they had. Everything they serve you comes with a grilled scallion, and it's such a nice aesthetic touch, plus it's delicious.Tacos are excellent, the salsa selection is perfect, you really can't go wrong here. Try it out! More...

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Jim Sherman

30 June 2019

Their shrimp tacos are outstanding. Shrimp pops like grapes in your mouth la pearled and some sort of savory sauce that is really really good. Also the aguacate sauce has chunks of avocado in it. And the sauces I had a really good along with the marinated red onions. Honestly it's some of the best shrimp tacos I've had along the way. I'll be back a lot More...

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Jennifer Akashi

30 June 2019

Perfect lunch specials and they give you so much food. I'm so happy that there's a place to get affordable Mexican food in DTLA. They have a variety of meats to pick from and there's an awesome salsa bar that's always stocked. There's indoor and outdoor seating. More...

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Robert Kane

30 June 2019

Agua frescas and the best el pastor north of Mexico

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Mubaraka M.

22 June 2019

Great spot near orsini apartments! The burrito they have is worth every penny! The price is reasonable for students! The nachos, tacos, and quesadillas! Also 10% off for orsini residents just let them know! More...

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Alyssa B.

15 June 2019

The food here was delicious and the pricing was good too. I liked the salsa bar with fresh veggies and cilantro. The Horchata was delicious!

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Natasha M.

15 June 2019

Little snacky, snack...I've been craving Mexicali all week so I finally gave in to my latest stop on on exploring LA...#shrimptacos always a must...shrimp is perfectly cooked. Thank you! More...

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Jazzmin B.

15 June 2019

Their shrimp tacos are delicious and well seasoned. The tacos come with 3 jumbo shrimp and cheese. I could eat these tacos all day. They are also reasonably priced. Also has their quesadilla with carne asada. The meat is quality and tender. This place is bomb! More...

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Ronak P.

13 June 2019

Holy crap. This place made our trip when it came to food. The one thing that I remember fromWhen I was in LA last time was the tacos. And I amSo glad that I stumbled onto Mexicali. Their tacos were beyond anything I expected and nothing came close after having this. The chicken and pork belly tacos were amazing. The fresh toppings cart they had with radishes, onions, lettuce and limes was the perfect touch. Be weary of the hot sauce though, too much and it will put you on the floor. Definitely bookmarking this place for next time More...

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Monica A.

9 June 2019

Cute, clean and great tacos! I got 2 carne asada which were delicious and 1 chicken taco which was alright. Would definitely go back!

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Luis P.

5 June 2019

Tasty food. My favorite is the steak fries. Also you cannot beat that guacamole/salsa they have at the salsa bar. You can call ahead to order and pick up if you're in a rush! Horchata is also very tasty.

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Katie K.

2 June 2019

In my opinion, they probably have one of the best burritos I've ever had in the LA area. I usually get their chicken or al pastor burrito w/ no beans, soooo yummy! Their other foods are also good, but gets a little too oily for me. More...

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Pork Chop A.

1 June 2019

Came back a second time and it looks like my suggestion was heard.  Lots of Chorizo in my taco.  Delicious!

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Sal Macias

30 May 2019

Always stop by Mexicali Taco after catching a Dodger game.Vampiro with a fried egg is my go-to.They really need to start selling beer though.

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Bob Bryant

30 May 2019

A little pricey bu great fish tacos and burritos...friendly too

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Mynu Medina

30 May 2019

Great place to eat

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leopold deinhofer

30 May 2019

Very good mexican food. I can fully recommend

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Maria Andreina Machado Fernandez

30 May 2019

Muy ricas las papas con carne asada

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Oscar Lopez

30 May 2019

Good food

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Danny Leos

30 May 2019

Bomb

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Cesar Diaz

30 May 2019

Fast service, good food, but great salsas, the guacamole salsa and the medium salsa are so good that make the food taste better, we arrive 40 minutes before closing, they run out of pastor, so I order a asada taco, shrimp taco and chorizo cachetada, they were good. I would give it 5 stars but I need to try the pastor, I would updated when I try the pastor More...

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Matt Goldzman

30 May 2019

Best Mexican food in Chinatown. Hands down.

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Christopher Runyan

30 May 2019

Best tacos in the world. Every time I think about them I get hungry

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Ali M.

27 May 2019

This place is awesome it has such a simple menu ..but it's delicious . The carne asada is seasoned so perfectly ... and is 99% percent of the time tender . They also have fresh and authentic drinks available ...my favorite being the most basic the horchata ‍. I must say although we're saving  can you guys consider wooden straws or something Your straws always melt before I finish my drink.Parking is limited but I've never seemed to have an issue when I've gone . They have a salsa bar with a good variety of salsa and your regular pepino and radish slices . Try the Guac. Must try if your in LA. More...

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Elizabeth A.

25 May 2019

Me gusto la comida, muy buen servicio, rápido y delicioso, el lugar muy limpio, yo lo recomiendo.

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Lisa K.

21 May 2019

I almost passed on this place because of some negative reviews. I don't know much about food from Mexicali, Mexico, but I do know good food at reasonable prices.  The Vampiro quesadilla is what led me here, and I thought the food was terrific. The lunch special with a Vampiro quesadilla (I got the vegetarian that had sauteed mushrooms, zucchini and cheese with the, out of this world, tangy garlic sauce.) and a shrimp taco with three large, tender shrimp, beans and chips and a bottle of water, was under 12 bucks. In addition to salsas, the salsa bar had sliced cucumbers, and shredded cabbage. The slog up Bunker Hill was worth it. I can't wait to go back! More...

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Jaime Todd

21 May 2019

Parking: medium difficulty. Private lot and street available. I used to get Mexicali catered at work (so, if you need catering... these guys). The people who work here are very polite and friendly. The food itself is amazing. I personally love the carne asada or al pastor quesadilla with extra vampire sauce. YUM. Definitely would come backWas this review …? More...

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amber sanchez

20 May 2019

Best tacos Best place Always fresh Always busy but thats good right Great prices Great staff

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Gabriel Kemp

20 May 2019

Mexican food, mmm, super good. Food was so delicious. The service here is attentive. It has a good atmosphere.

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Maria De La Rosa

20 May 2019

I work near by and had been thinking of stopping by. I must say the customer service was top notch, such a sweet and pleasant woman working the register. I tried a lunch combo that was snacky and delicious, and I'll be back to try out more from the menu More...

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Amy D.

15 May 2019

We saw this place when we were going to see the Dodgers yesterday. In Chinatown it stood out and we decided to try it out. This place is great! I love how fresh and clean the food tastes and how fast the food came out. It wasnt busy at all but everything was clean and the girl at the register was friendly and gave proper explanation when i had questions. The only issue was parking but overall the food was perfect. We got the burrito, shrimp tacos, asada tacos and chips with salsa. The chips are homemade and we perfectly salted. We are definitely going back soon! More...

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Ana R.

14 May 2019

Eat healthy at a Mexican Food stand?Yup. Mexicali offers you the Mexican food you crave with healthy limits.It's a small (very clean) "hole in the wall" Mexican restaurant. It was a weekday night so I didn't want to pig out, but my friend was craving Mexican food. We always pass by this place, but never ate here before. Boy, are we late.Being a vegan, I'm usually limited to just chips at Mexican restaurant because they add animal fat to everything. Mexicali offered a fresh taco Salad with grilled veggies.I had a craving for chips and guacamole, but didn't want to ruin my diet. They offer a salsa bar with sliced cucumbers and radishes to substitute for chips. (Sounds lame, but it was so good) My friend ordered the beef nachos and he said they weren't greasy at all. Mexicali is now my "let's eat healthy" spot. More...

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Edgar Sarabia

6 May 2019

This is a great little place just outside of downtown. The food is pretty good and fairly priced. You always have to remind them to get your rice and beans though. The lunch combos say they are included, but you won't get it unless you ask. Other than that, I highly recommend it. More...

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Sonia Gomez

2 May 2019

Let me tell you guys a little story of love... my boyfriend Hector said "babe you got to try this place...the food is to die for♡" and it was over I left him for this place lol jk... but i did fall in love... the food is filled with the perfect amount of flavors that it just hits your mouth with nothing but fireworks... hahaha and no they didn't pay me or give me free food for this review... i just now have a love affair with this amazing place♡ shhhhh don't tell my boyfriend but I have a date with this place by myself in the future♡ excited♡ More...

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Ezequiel Martinez

2 May 2019

Best experince for ke eating tacos in LA, and im from Obregon Sonora, the capital,og good tacos world wide, so, im prety demanding about tacos, and im not saying those are any close to the tacos in Obregón, but yes im saying they are really good

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Edgar Vargas

2 May 2019

Ok I am Cachanilla
I been eating tacos in mexicali since a born
And let me tell you some thing tacos
in Mexicali BC are the best tacos in the entire world.
I meet Esras (the owner)in Oaxaca last year
And he recommended me his restaurant I tried out yesterday.
the tacos are ok little smaller than the ones in Mexicali
salsas ok but they don't offer
frijoles de la olla and cebollitas asadas over all
Is the best choice so far.
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Mahoganycharisse Mcdaniels

2 May 2019

I love there tacos especially the shrimp tacos yummyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Juan Cortes

2 May 2019

This place is truly amazing, i loved the vampiro with the horchata...and i liked how they put the sauces and everything so you can get some anytime you want. It looks like a family business and its simple but the food is amazing..looking forward to go there again soon. More...

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Dulce Lopez

2 May 2019

It's amazing...! Love that place.., it's super good. Shrimp tacos are bomb and al pastor can't complain... Yummy

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Isabel Calderon

2 May 2019

From rialto was going home from LA Arts Museum and Google recommend this place first. Tried it and it was delish!!!

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Denice Nichols

2 May 2019

I love this place. Best food at best prices and great, friendly service.

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Laura Cornejo Hermosillo

2 May 2019

The food is awesome! I go every time I'm down there. I recommend it to everyone! It's the boom.

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Craig Fabian

2 May 2019

To hell with them teeny tiny tacos
at Guisados and the lines .. take your
taste buds over to
MEXCALI TACOS & CO.
this places is clean, inexpensive and
way bigger and tastier tacos and other
assorted items .. my sisters and I loved
We will be going back .. great spot to go to
before and/or after Dodger games ..
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Christen Denise

2 May 2019

SO good....the corn tortillas, carne asada and avocado sauce have that taste you can only find down south...so glad we found this place!

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Betty Kim

2 May 2019

Cachetada with an egg on top is a must!! Everything is so fresh. Our favorite tacos in Los Angeles!

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Anna Lemos Recendez

2 May 2019

Their servings are simple, a little pricey, but sooo tasty. I work close by and I make it a point to go have my lunch there once or twice a month. Very good and always adding something new to their menu. More...

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Albert Barbosa

2 May 2019

Mexicali taco is literally the best tacos i have ever had in the united states! Im a huge fan of tacos specially from where i am baja california MEXICALI, and these tacos are an exact thing of how they are over in mex. The only reason i found this place was because i happened to get lost in L.A and googled the closest place to eat and this place showed up and i i knew i had to go and try it, and i have not one negative thing to say about the place. Even the salsa was very spicy how i like anywhere else you go the salsa has no flavor. I cant wait to go back this place! More...

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Anthony Duarte

2 May 2019

Having pretty much grown up in Mexicali....I must admit these are pretty close to the real thing. A definitely must try if you have never had Mexicali style tacos!

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Gloria Leon

2 May 2019

My family lives in Mexicali and I can't give it a 5 ⭐ only because the ones there are slightly better... But these tacos are pretty awesome! I loved them and I'll definitely go back and recommend this place to my fellow cachanillas. Yum! More...

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Armida Jacobo de Lizarraga

2 May 2019

The Zuperman is delicious � staff is great � excellent customer service!! Flour carne asada with chorizo are awesome! No need to drive all the way to Mexicali just for tacos �

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Ana Arroyo Munoz

2 May 2019

If you've ever had tacos in Mexicali you know nothing compares! Well Mexicali taco co, you've done it. And done it very well. I don't have to drive 4 hours away anymore and endure the 120° weather for some amazing tacos. It's a must try. You won't regret it! More...

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Darren Adderly

30 April 2019

Food is always so good and consistent!

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Joel Barragan

30 April 2019

Good fish tacos.

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Nubia Gia

30 April 2019

Obsessed

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Doris Burton

30 April 2019

Great place, good food!

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Adam Lara

30 April 2019

Those fries!

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Darryl Tanner

30 April 2019

I always stop here before a Dodger game. The food is very good.

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Tyler Bangerter

30 April 2019

Best Mexican in LA, and that is saying something. Fair priced, authentic, and cool atmosphere. Parking is hard to come by, but worth the hassle. Definitely recommend if visiting or a local. More...

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Salvador Macias

30 April 2019

Great tacos. Queso fundido with chorizo and cachetada with fried egg on top are a must try. Won't be disappointed

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Rellish Weathers

30 April 2019

The tacos are on point! Love the shrimp tacos with cheese! Don't knock it till you try it!

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Robert Ulrey

30 April 2019

Best vampiro around. Basically a garlic quesadilla. The al pastor is tasty and the prices are reasonable. Get some tacos with it too. Was my first stop off the train. Luggage and all. More...

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Mick McCarthy

30 April 2019

Great tacos

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Ritchie King

30 April 2019

The food was good but their drinks are amazing! Definitely have to go

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Vanessa C.

27 April 2019

We went at 12, lunch time, there was no line. Parking can be tricky, there is a small parking lot, but it was full, we parked on the street, it is 50 cents for every .5 hr.  Ordered two fish tacos, a cachetada, vampiro quesadilla and a guanabana agua fresca. Everything was delicious and tasted fresh. Big portions, you can easily share, there is a generous salsa bar with green/red sauce, guacamole sauce, pico de gallo, onions, radish and cucumbers. Fish tacos are served with a delicious spicy sauce! the same sauce is added to the cachetada. Recommended 100%. More...

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Kar U.

25 April 2019

En general aceptable, soy mexicano, la carne de asada buenísima y las cachetadas pero las tortillas como siempre en USA dejan mucho que desear incluso las de harina, las salsas regulares nada fuera de lo común ambiente informal.Para salir del paso bien

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Mubaraka M.

18 April 2019

Great spot near orsini apartments! The burrito they have is worth every penny! The price is reasonable for students! The nachos, tacos, and quesadillas!

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Joie R.

16 April 2019

What a delish little hole in the wall with fabulous food and great prices! Right down the street from Dodger Stadium

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Richard Y.

12 April 2019

Great food! Shrimp tacos are the best. Good service also.  I would definitely recommend this place.

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Tasha P.

6 April 2019

This food is soooooooo good. I am extremely picky and prefer to cook for myself, so when I go out I tend to think the food is ok unless its exceptional and this was exceptional. Will definitely go back when I'm in the area, The chicken tostada with chipotle aioli was my favorite as well as the mexicali fries More...

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Ken H.

6 April 2019

You haven't had a taco until you've had one from here. The carne asada was particularly out of this world. Will definitely be back!

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Luna L.

2 April 2019

Delicious authentic Mexican food! A little pricey but worth it!!!! So fresh & good! Parking is very limited.

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Ash D.

2 April 2019

Some of the best tacos I've had in the city! Went back in 2014 and recently revisited and it still holds up. Not only do they have quality meat, but everything is fresh and so tasty! This last time, they ran out of el pastor :( but we settled for the shrimp tacos and carne asada vampiro and the vampiro quesadilla has got to be my new favorite there!The carne asada was surprisingly tasty and they are actual quality steak slices, not that super dry ground beef stuff they usually have at taco spots/trucks...super tasty, well seasoned and not dry. The carne asada vampiro quesadilla has an excellent garlic sauce (not too overpowering) and freshly, melted cheese - so good!The place is small and sometimes parking (street - metered) can be an issue, but so tasty and worth a visit. Inside has a few picnic bench tables and outside has a few tables. More...

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Paul Thornton

30 March 2019

Great tacos

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Howard Johnson

30 March 2019

Loved the place! The shrimp tacos are the best! Me and my wife had a great time at this place

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Roberta Villa

30 March 2019

Delicious

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Rebecca Newman

30 March 2019

The vampiro - a quesadilla with a special garlic sauce and your choice of meat - is my favorite. I recommend the al pastor if they haven't run out.

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Roberto Perez Zaragoza

30 March 2019

The salsas are authentic

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Mirna Luna

30 March 2019

It was awesome except for parking

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Cesar Vazquez

30 March 2019

Tacos are very authentic.

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Soledad Q.

15 March 2019

The best tacos in LA! Tacos el Gordo is all the way in SD and vegas so I've been on the hunt for a new local taco spot Ibis was so wonderful and assisted us Ibis was a wonderful managed and very attentive to the questions my colleagues and supervisor had PS the al pastor tacos are BOMB and I only get al pastor at TEG. The agua fresca de sandia ( watermelon) is amazing PS- ask for the shrimp tacos -clean Great great spot Highly recommend and I definitely will be back More...

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Kristine C.

14 March 2019

Love this place - the flavors, quality of meats, salsa and veggie bar. Hits the spot every time - wish there were more locations!

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L G.

7 March 2019

My boyfriend ordered the steak burrito, and it was delicious as well. The service was very quick and we were greeted as we entered the establishment. This place was great. We will be returning soon. More...

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Megan S.

1 March 2019

Best shrimp taco I've ever had. Hands down. Definitely worth the walk over from work. Great vibes too.

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Gabby Garay

28 February 2019

Food is really good but the place is dirty!! They need to sweep and clean there tables.

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Cecilia M.

25 February 2019

Definitely check them out. I got the lunch special.Perfect taco spot in dtla for lunch hour.

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Jaime T.

16 February 2019

Parking: medium difficulty. Private lot and street available. I used to get Mexicali catered at work (so, if you need catering... these guys). The people who work here are very polite and friendly. The food itself is amazing. I personally love the carne asada or al pastor quesadilla with extra vampire sauce. YUM. Definitely would come back More...

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Sofia L.

14 February 2019

This place is so good! I didn't even know this was here. I found it through yelp and I am so thankful for this app. Ordered a couple of tacos and a burritos and couldn't be happier with it. They have a small salsa bar with all the salsa you need. More...

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Pina P.

6 February 2019

Parking: limited parking spaces in the parking lot but there is street parking Salsa bar: Yes, they have a salsa bar and it's super fresh and so clean. Food: everything was good but the shrimp tacos are the best. We had Mexicali & shrimp tacos, asada vampiros, quesadilla. & chips and tacos. I would totally go buy shrimp   tacos here again but not the regular tacos because of the price.  Sorry No photographs of the food because I ate it More...

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Marisa G.

5 February 2019

This place has the legit baja flavor! Coca-cola in the bottle and the salsa bar make it special. I love the cachetada because I like the crisp tostada and the vampiro because it has the crispiness & cheese! But the best is the adobada shrimp. It's simple, but with a lot of flavor. More...

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Laura M

30 January 2019

Love Love their food!!!

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Isabel Lopez

30 January 2019

Good tacos at a fair price. Definetly worth the drive will return again and try other options on the menu.

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Erick Hernandez

30 January 2019

Really good food

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Vincent H.

28 January 2019

Surprisingly bomb Mexican food in Chinatown! Mexicali is on Figueroa between Alpine and where Cesar Chavez turns into Sunset. My friend comes here often and recommend I try it out, I'm not sure I would've discovered it otherwise!We came on a Saturday night around 7pm and there was no wait. The menu has your staple tacos and burritos, but I wanted to try something different and unique to this place. I saw that their Cachetadas (their take on tostadas) were very popular, so I ordered that with chorizo, and got their carne asada fries (off-menu). I was kind of sad that they ran out of al pastor since I saw it was very good here, but maybe next time. They have a salsa bar on the side with a variety of toppings to get, my favorite were the pickled red onions and avocado salsa.Cachetadas: delicious! crunchy tostada topped with chorizo and drizzled with chipotle aioli. It was a good-sized portion and the flavors meshed very well together.Carne asada fries: HUGE. They're completely loaded with fries, carne asada, guac, cheese, and cilantro sauce. Really good and will definitely leave you full.Great spot if you're craving Mexican and want to try something new! More...

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Digia Dam

27 January 2019

Food was amazing! So simple and flavorful. There's a side table with all the fixings. Salsa was on point. Ate more tortilla chips than usual just for the salsa! While we were enjoying our food there, a continuous line went out the door, but the service was quick so not to worry. More...

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Kenneth L.

25 January 2019

Great small restaurant. Everytime I come here to eat, theres always a a lot of people in the afternoon. This restaurant have horchata and other drinks. Nice friendly staff.I have tried the vampiro and tacos. They were okay. However the Carne asada fries and nachos is the most popular item here. It's very big and have a lot of meat. There's also a mini bar where you can grab lemons, sauces, and other condiments for your meal.When I'm craving for some Mexican food, this my to go location. More...

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Christian D.

23 January 2019

I had the burrito and quesadilla with chicken and it was pretty bomb. Definitely gonna come back again. I'll be back

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Tony L.

13 January 2019

Good place to get your cravings satisfied. Very clean. We got there very early. Food delivery was quick, the food tasted great, and the salsa tasted good.

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Samantha N.

10 January 2019

One of the best taco spots in town! Always get the shrimp tacos and a tampiro. Garnished with limes and pico de gallo- flavor was amazing! Wait staff is super friendly and make great conversation! More...

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Mackenzie G.

4 January 2019

YUM! I have tasted a fair amount of tacos from growing up in LA, and these tacos are top 5. I went to Mexicali Taco & Co at around 2pm with my family. There are a few tables inside that are long enough for a few groups to sit at, and there's a little outdoor seating section as well. You order at the counter and the guy taking our order was very patient with us. We were served our chips and guacamole within about 2 minutes and our food came in about 5. The chips were clearly super fresh and the guac was not over seasoned. It was quite light and refreshing, which I found somewhat rare for a bowl of guacamole.I ordered the Mexicali taco al pastor and the shrimp taco. My tacos came side by side and came with a whole grilled green onion. They were absolutely superb and super flavorful. Both of the house tortillas were clearly very fresh and the ratio of tortilla to inner filling was perfect. My taco al pastor had a great balance of flavors between salty and sweet, but I will say that the meat did seem a tiny bit dry. The shrimp taco on the other hand was cooked to perfection. The shrimp itself was very plump and extremely juicy, and not at all underwhelming in flavor. The shrimp were covered in yummy melted cheese and not much else, but the toppings bar allows you to add as many extras as you want. Both tacos are definitely worth a try, but I will say that the shrimp tacos were a little bit better. Neither of them were overly salty and surprisingly, neither of them were spicy.The nachos were a fun plate to share with the table, with each chip having loads of cheese and meat. The chips were not too soggy when they came out and did not get too soggy while we ate. My brother also finished his entire Mexicali Burrito, which he had not anticipated, but it was so good he couldn't stop eating. This place is a fun and authentic Mexican experience, and a nice cheap place to eat in LA. Definitely worth the long drive to check out. More...

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Cathy K.

2 January 2019

We love eating here before baseball games. I really enjoy the vegetarian nachos. So delicious and I don't miss the meat. The vampiro is always tasty and all of the tacos are delectable. The salsa bar is great--packed with wonderful salsas and fresh radishes and cucumbers. Their pickled onions also add a brightness to the tacos. Gotta try it if you haven't. More...

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Oliver Karp

30 December 2018

A little pricey but good tasting. It's a pay-first sit-down, fast-food type of place. Tacos are completely naked

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Haylee Jane Monteiro

30 December 2018

This is a really small place you wouldn't really pass by unless you knew it existed, coz there aren't many restaurants around. But my, is the food good?!I found the place online when going through some LA must-eats before a vacation, and it was definitely worth the trip. I had the Chicken Vampiro Quesadilla, couldn't miss out on that now could I, and it was so good! I requested them to use corn tortillas instead of the flour ones, and since those were smaller they made me kind of like a quesadilla sandwich. It was just loaded with meat, and that great garlic sauce. Such an amazing dish. There didn't seem to be any cheese in there, which was good. I also tried the Chicken Cachetada without cheese, and it was a crispy corn tortilla with another large amount of chicken and their Chipotle aioli. The sauce was nice and spicy, which was just what I was hoping for. I wasn't a fan of the crispy tortilla though, so I think next time I'd just go for a regular quesadilla version instead. My boyfriend hot the Queso Fundido with chicken, and he really enjoyed it. It came with guacamole and 3 watm soft tortillas. I was expecting the Queso to be a little more on in the liquid side, so it was a bit too thick for me. I wasn't too big a fan of the dish as a whole, guess Monterey Jack isn't my kinda cheese. He also got a horchata, which was good. Not too sweet like most others out there. The quantity was also decent.The woman at the counter was the sweetest ever, and got along well with all the customers. There also seemed to be some regulars, this place is clearly a hidden gem. Would definitely go back for the Vampiro Quesadilla! P S. They do accept credit cards, with a $8 minimum. More...

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RAFA FV

30 December 2018

4 flour tortilla tacos , 1 vampiro and chile huerito please lol

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Ben Ragains

30 December 2018

Outstanding food and quick service! This is a local eatery for me. Not many places have pickled onions. A must have when I'm in the mood for Mexican food.

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Jose Barreto

30 December 2018

Limpio el lugar y sabrosos los tacos

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Kevin Harper

30 December 2018

Delicious food! Burrito was great, not heavy. Very light and flavorful. Fresh salsas and condiments. Friendly staff.

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michael leydet

28 December 2018

Ate here for the first time today and was very satisfied. Had the Mexicali burrito with steak and you could taste the quality of the meat. The portion of the burrito also exceeded my expectations especially for a reasonable price. Definitely found one of my go to spots when in China town. More...

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williamdelon

28 December 2018

The best taco I have ever had. Knowing this place from food network channels, and it was delicious. I had nacho plate with al pastor and chicken tacos comes with side beans. The beans was smoky and good. They also have salsa bar and freshly made. Everything was so good. Highly recommended More...

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Haylee M.

24 December 2018

This is a really small place you wouldn't really pass by unless you knew it existed, coz there aren't many restaurants around. But my, is the food good?!I found the place online when going through some LA must-eats before a vacation, and it was definitely worth the trip. I had the Chicken Vampiro Quesadilla,  couldn't miss out on that now could I, and it was so good! I requested them to use corn tortillas instead of the flour ones, and since those were smaller they made me kind of like a quesadilla sandwich. It was just loaded with meat, and that great garlic sauce. Such an amazing dish. There didn't seem to be any cheese in there, which was good. I also tried the Chicken Cachetada without cheese, and it was a crispy corn tortilla with another large amount of chicken and their Chipotle aioli. The sauce was nice and spicy, which was just what I was hoping for. I wasn't a fan of the crispy tortilla though, so I think next time I'd just go for a regular quesadilla version instead. My boyfriend hot the Queso Fundido with chicken, and he really enjoyed it. It came with guacamole and 3 watm soft tortillas. I was expecting the Queso to be a little more on in the liquid side, so it was a bit too thick for me. I wasn't too big a fan of the dish as a whole, guess Monterey Jack isn't my kinda cheese. He also got a horchata, which was good. Not too sweet like most others out there. The quantity was also decent.The woman at the counter was the sweetest ever, and got along well with all the customers. There also seemed to be some regulars, this place is clearly a hidden gem. Would definitely go back for the Vampiro Quesadilla! P S. They do accept credit cards, with a $8 minimum. More...

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Karina S.

18 December 2018

This place was super good ! I loved the fries with chicken ! The tacos and the horchata were really good !  And also Server was really nice !

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DaEun S.

9 December 2018

They know what they are doing for sure. It's not cheap but its worth of paying that much. Cashier lady was super nice & friendly. She recommended the shrimp taco, quesadilla and al pastor taco. Tried all three with their homemade salsa. So BOMB!!! They also have Mexican coke !!!! Highly recommend!! More...

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Marcos R.

9 December 2018

Microphone check 1 2 what is this, these Mexicali tacos are the business. Come here and get the Asada tacos with harina. And while you're at it, get a shrimp taco as well bc it's supa fire. More...

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Joseph T.

3 December 2018

It's pretty good! First time, and won't be last time.I found this via Netflix! The owner/chef was someone I knew from an old job, we went separate ways and never talked again. I saw him on the show "final table"!! A cooking competition series. I then immediately found his restaurant online and the other day my wife and I were near by and gave it a try!!Food: good tacos I had a shrimp taco and the sauce was good that was already on the shrimp, flavor level is just right, very well seasoned but not over the top salty. Carne Asasa taco was also very tender, seasoned very well!Tortillas! Looks like homemade and it was good. The bubbling cheese dish queso fundido, bomb.com also because it was also good all around, very hearty and rich. I think the only thing I was bummed was I needed another tortilla or two... OR some chips for my cheese!! Hahah.Special note: the sauce, try them; I believe the sauce is what makes the food here also very good, they have a cilantro dip sauce. I even dipped my French fries with it. And salsa is well made.  Good job guysThe place had a lien the whole time we ate.. good business. We sat outside tables, that's probably he only not as great thing was the tables, they were not all that great but hey! It wasn't a big issue, the food was good. Inside seating area is also somewhat small, and packed. I would come back anytime if I am near by! More...

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cindy pena

30 November 2018

Can't just have one.

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Stephen Lee

30 November 2018

Had a short trip to LA and came across this taco joint and was very pleased. Really good quality ingredients used and made me wanting more. Their portions are greatly priced and they even have their own section to add your own amount of condiments. If you're in the area, check them out! More...

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Carlos Lacson

30 November 2018

The quality and price of the food don't match up. You're getting fed delicious food for an inexpensive price. Seriously.Found this place during a short stay in LA, when I was craving Mexican food. Their burrito was as fantastic as the burrito at my local Tex-Mex place, but for 1/3rd the price. Will definitely have to come back here when I go back to LA. More...

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Sandra Arvallo

30 November 2018

A very well deserved 5 stars they are exquisite, they’re service is wonderful I will definitely make this a new spot for me and my family these tacos reminded me of my childhood in , I loved them totally worth it and affordable. Meat well marinated tortilla soft and freshly hand made, they’re guacamole is delicious and they’re salsa is OMG More...

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Erik O

30 November 2018

Relaxed and very friendly atmosphere, all the Mexican cuisine you need near Downtown.

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Liz S.

28 November 2018

This place was good . I ordered the Queso Fundido and it was delish. The tortillas are made with yellow corn and are handmade. They also have flour ones too. The salsas are awesome the only thing is that the parking is super small and its a lip difficult to find parking , well at least when I went. Food is good though. More...

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ryan m.

24 November 2018

so freaking good! its all about the toppings, thats where it comes to life. every item is great here. Rooted for Chef Esdras on Final Table!

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Giana G.

19 November 2018

Yo. I am not one to write yelp reviews lmao I just read them, but I didn't wanna lose my street parking spot and I was hungry af so I walked 3 mins to this place. I will dEF be coming here on drunk nights because this shit SMACKS. Although the asada could be slightly more seasoned, I added 1 lime, cilantro, a lil salt and mild salsa to my taco and my lawwwd was it worth it. A little pricy ($3 a taco) but for the convenience it was worth it tbh. The atmosphere is sick and the girl who took my order was super nice. Xoxo yum More...

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Jan J.

13 November 2018

Delicious, but expensive. They've added a lot more items to the menu since my last time here. When I asked about the taco Tuesday specials they were very secretive with their response- not the first time. When I used to be a regular the nice woman that worked the from used to give me the 2 for 1 taco Tuesday deal, but now it's only during a certain time opposed to the whole day. What that time is? Ask them, it's a secret. Good luck with trying to get someone to answer the phone More...

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Claudeezie R.

13 November 2018

The meat had a good flavor. condiment bar basic m s. service was fast and friendly. Have visited Mexicali and had tacos almost authentic. Just missing fresh made in house tortillas! More...

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Kevin Chu

30 October 2018

Amazing Mexican food and also has great drinks made in house!

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Aj Herre

30 October 2018

UH-MAZE-ING.

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Julie Fregeolle

30 October 2018

Little spot, clean and food is pretty good.Good for a quick bite.

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Bill Poon

30 October 2018

Usually I go visit the taco vendors that reside at night on the random sidewalk because I'm cheap and it's delicious. But sometimes I need my craving filled at lunch so I go to Mexicali. All their tacos are good but I particularly like their cauliflower. Weird but it's done in a very good way and they don't make it spicy like other places do. There carne asada is great too! More...

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Cecilia Johnson

30 October 2018

Always a pleasant experience...the food is awesome, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Stephanie Eichten

30 October 2018

This is the first meal we had during our trip to LA and I'd be happy eating here for every meal for the rest of the trip! So good! Their meats were tender and juicy and tasty. Their salsas were fresh and flavorful. Can you please open one in Fort Collins CO?! More...

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Gavin Hawkins

30 October 2018

Scenery:The place could have used a bit more light inside. You can probably see from the pictures I posted that it was quite dim despite the great amount California sun outside. The picnic tables inside did feel a little weird to me, but they sufficed my needs.Service:Although I came in minutes before closing, the lady at the counter still took my order and served my food. I was impressed. She truly was sweet!Savor:I had the chorizo taco and it tasted great. I really liked that they had sauces and toppings readily available on a cart in the corner of the room. More...

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Abraham Corrales

30 October 2018

We limed this takos a lot they are delicious!

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Alexandra S.

29 October 2018

Won me over with their shrimp and fried cauliflower tacos... plus Baja CA style, build your own when it comes to toppings, boasting of pickled onions, cilantro, limes, radishes, cabbage, all the salsas one could want, etc, etc, and I'm sold!

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Abel R.

10 October 2018

Great vegetarian options, tasty food. Great salsas and a nice change to the regular corn tortillas. Most of the tacos are made with flour tortillas. Try the vampiro

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Fabs T.

6 October 2018

Fucking amazing and I'm picky af !!!!! Music on point homemade ingredients salsa is bomb and authentic and I don't like rice definitely recommend

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Daniel R.

2 October 2018

The best carne asada tacos for the munchies in the area without a doubt.We did not take long to order, the cashier was very kind. I decided on three carne asada tacos and a quesadilla, the price seemed fair, the meat was juicy and the flour tortillas made the difference. The place is simple, it has a bar of sauces and guacamole, they also have a special Pay de queso dessert that besides delicious has a traditional flavor like homemade.I really enjoyed my dinner, I definitely will come back and added Mexicali Taco & Co to my list of good tacos in Los Angeles. More...

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Nacho Garcia

30 September 2018

Tacos were great meat tender. Great place fresh fruit aguas . Cashier very nice beautiful eyes.

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Dirk Snider

30 September 2018

Good food, quality is amazing

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Mehtap Sevil

30 September 2018

BEST California burritos in the downtown LA area. For some people living nearby, they also give you a discount. Just ask for it

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Hector G.

29 September 2018

This is a good place for tacos and more, their tacos are really good and also the fresh fruit drink, plus they have a salsa bar, with guacamole and more salsas that are really good.

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Em K.

18 September 2018

Amazing Mexican food found here!!! It's a super casual place. I ordered a chicken quesadilla and my friend ordered the shrimp tacos. Both were authentic and full of flavor. I love the condiment bar where you can add anything to go with your food! More...

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Stephen Wilms

30 August 2018

Excellent food and excellent atmosphere. I recommend the Vampiro quesadilla. Make liberal use of the salsa bar.

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Alyson H

30 August 2018

All the other reviews are correct! Place is fantastic! Plenty of street parking, clean interior, very pleasant staff, and delicious Mexican food. The Baja shrimp taco was huge and guacamole was super fresh. Definitely recommend checking this place out if you are in the area! More...

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Kristen

30 August 2018

This is one of our go-to taco spots in our neighborhood!

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Dolores Ruiz

30 August 2018

The best Mexicali fries I've had in Los Angeles , the food is great

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Emily Ly

30 August 2018

Really good food.

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Ryan Hudson

30 August 2018

Small place but fun atmosphere

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Evie R.C

30 August 2018

Love the authenticity, so tasty.

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Krish Kumar

30 August 2018

Best tacos ever! Everything is fresh and flavorful!

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Memo S.

30 August 2018

Great Tacos and Aguas!!

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Leon Leon

30 August 2018

One of the Best in LA, so far!!! DELICIOUS! But can be a lil pricey.

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kae

30 August 2018

Best asada burrito ever. Fresh, local, and fast!

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Alex Jones

30 August 2018

These tacos were bomb! Good portion to price on the Mexicali tacos, but the drinks could be slightly cheaper or just given more.

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maria arroliga

30 August 2018

Best Tacos Ever

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Pinky Escarcega

30 August 2018

Excellent food, service is terrific all the employees are friendly, the fresh fruit drinks are incomparable with any I've had!! 10 Stars all around.

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Paige Davis

30 August 2018

Decent food if you're in the area looking to grab a quick bite. Small restaurent with cool salsa bar. Its great for grabbing quick meal. Saeting is comfortable.

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alireza tarighati

30 August 2018

I like this place but you need to wait 5-10 min for your food witch im ok with that.

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Ryan Avila

30 August 2018

chulada

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Davin Richardson

30 August 2018

Great tacos! I came here last week with my wife and a few friends. I will be returning soon!

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Norman Becton

30 August 2018

These tacos are amazing...a but overpriced but it is LA!!

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Christopher T

30 August 2018

vampiro quesadilla is amazing.

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Trevor Mathews

30 August 2018

Great service, good food.

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werner ayala

30 August 2018

Good mexican food

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Jennifer Ochoa

30 August 2018

Me fascina

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Ian Adams

30 August 2018

Fantastic food!

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Teresa Ornelas

30 August 2018

I love the food because is alwaysFresh and the trimmings are amazing. This is a family own restaurant, and very casual. This is a must try it mexican restaurant!

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Marke Pulido

30 August 2018

Awesome Mexicali Fries...

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Erik Ross

30 August 2018

Nice and clean, good food and service. Bring change for the parking meter, there's no parking.

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From LA

30 August 2018

Very tasty tacos and quesadilla! The vampiric is the best. A bit pricey though.

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Denice Nichols

30 August 2018

Excellent authentic & reasonably priced. My neighborhood go to.

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monica b

30 August 2018

Their al pastor meat is the best!!!

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darrow hicks

30 August 2018

I've gone here four times, every time it was excellent.

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Kiki Brown

30 August 2018

Really good food

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Sooran Baek

30 August 2018

Foods are good!!

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Ramiro Rodriguez

30 August 2018

Always a great experience, have not had anything I don't like. Al pastor highly recommended.

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Elizabeth Guerrero

30 August 2018

Oh such good food

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Jose Gutierrez

30 August 2018

Great food. Good prices

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Bryn Railton Design

30 August 2018

Delicious food and you can help yourself to all the condiments, plus free refills on the tortilla chips. Good value for money and friendly staff, Would go back again.

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Octave Barreau

30 August 2018

All the food here is super-tasty. The parking sucks but it's awesome food for lunch or dinner. Make sure you ask for beans (so good)!

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frank moll

30 August 2018

Nice

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Catalina Vasquez

30 August 2018

The food was delicious, baja shrimp burrito and horchata.

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Tony Sirius

30 August 2018

Back when they sold From a parking spot on Beverly and Beaudry their tacos weren't so expensive. Now it's the spot for out of towners.

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James Wan

30 August 2018

Hidden gem in Los Angeles for gourmet style Tacos. Popular items: Vampiro and Zuperman.

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steven yee

30 August 2018

Good

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Richie Aquino

30 August 2018

Always get a vampiro (among other things).

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Felipe Arredondo

30 August 2018

Possibly the best corn tortillas in the city!!! Food is good. It is a little small place.

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Eddie Lee

30 August 2018

The al pastor taco is delicious with the fresh pineapple. I enjoy all the salsas and chunks of avocado in the salsa. The vampirino is very flavorful and a great stop before going to the Dodger game

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Blanca Gomez

30 August 2018

Great food, the best aguas frescas

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Egert Vallie

30 August 2018

No line. Quick service

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john santana

30 August 2018

I eat it like every week..must be the mexican in me plus free beans wen u ask for them

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b v

30 August 2018

Great food great staff love going here

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Tatiana Torres

30 August 2018

a perfect hidden gem! food is great and seating is open. Perfect place to stop before the dodger game!

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I am Redbeard

30 August 2018

Good food at a reasonable price. Was bummed that sour cream was extra though :/

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Stanley Moy

30 August 2018

Order the Mexicali taco, which is their best and the Zuperman. Great meat choices, quality and taste.

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Jaimie Carlos

30 August 2018

If you love good Mexican food and you love garlic - THIS IS THE PLACE to go! I suggest this is more of a lunch spot than anything else and while there is a lot of foot traffic during their lunch hours, as long as you're willing to grub next to a stranger, they have long benches inside to sit and enjoy your Garlicy Goodness!

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Angel Zapata

30 August 2018

Great hidden gem, the new mexicali fries are delicious, a bit if a small portion, but still very delicious. The fresh drinks are great to.

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Linda Lee

30 August 2018

Loved the tacos! I was craving for it. Yum! Must try the green sauce at the corner if you love spicy and sourness.

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Steve Sanchez

30 August 2018

Great food. Loved it!

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Kia Akers

30 August 2018

Great food

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Mike Veloz

30 August 2018

Firme

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Yessica Vasquez

30 August 2018

super ricoooo racos mi favorito

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Judy A

30 August 2018

Delicious!!

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Adriana Torres

30 August 2018

First time visiting..very yummy!

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Valeshka94

30 August 2018

Tacos de coliflor

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Marjorie Matilla-Valderrama

30 August 2018

Reviews do not lie, this place has amazing tacos at an affordable price. Only bad thing is the parking.

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Mayank Kapoor

30 August 2018

Nice place to have tacos and it's a 10% discount for Orsini Residents

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Flor Arce

30 August 2018

Great food

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Shaniah P.

14 August 2018

I happened to stop by here because there was a free parking spot in from of the restaurant. Let me tell you- this is something I talk about everytime I hear someone is going to LA. YOU HAVE TO TRY EVERYTHING ON THE MENU. The food is so authentic, great price, and will forever be the only place I crave in LA. More...

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Stacy M.

5 August 2018

This probably my favorite stop on our way to see a Dodger game! Food has the best flavor every time and never disappointed!

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Claudia R.

2 August 2018

Oh my god this is the best place to try Mexican tacos in DOWNTOWN LA The asada nachos mmmmm delicious, the cachetada and superman  AMAZING!!! They prepare a really good guacamole and salsas.  If you come to LA you  have to try it. More...

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Felipe A.

28 July 2018

This place has great corn tortillas. Probably,  some of the best in town. Small place with quick service.

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Bryan L.

25 July 2018

Extremely delicious!!!!! I highly recommend if you're in DTLA to make a pit stop at Mexicali. The food is on point and the employees are great. A+++

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Pork Chop A.

24 July 2018

1st time at this Taco joint.  I had the two taco special with chips and and a drink for under $8.00.Chorizo was not oily, and cut from roll like sausage, not the typical mashed chorizo that is custom.  Very good.  Steak had a savory smokey flavor, cut in small pieces but no fat.  Very, very good.  Only negative if any is small meat portion of meat.  Tacos are served plain.  A salsa bar on the side where you can pour it on. If that's your thing.  I keep it simple.  Two of the sauces had a kick to it.  Careful or it will kick you in the Boo-Boo!  The lemonade with cucumber is very refreshing.   Cashier was friendly and food was quick to come out.  Will definitely return to try other dishes. More...

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Stephanie B.

22 July 2018

We ordered Mexicali Taco for our 20th Anniversary/brother in law's birthday celebration. To start off, they were very helpful on the phone. They helped me decide how much food I needed for the party and were very clear on price. I told them that I needed to pick up the food at 11:00 am and they were ready right on time!  They helped my husband and I to load everything into the car and even gave me extra of my favorite salsa!  The food was absolutely delicious!  Everyone at the party was asking where the food came from and everyone said they enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this place for the great food and wonderful service!  Thanks Mexicali Taco for making our event so special! More...

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Harry H.

19 July 2018

The al pastor is next level delicious, and of course, they add a slice of pineapple (I'd recommend getting there early before they sell out). Shrimp tacos are amazing... definitely gotta try those. And don't sleep on the asada fries and nachos... both great. More...

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Wing C.

17 July 2018

When I thought nothing would EVER come close to Sonoratown's Carmelo, Mexicali's Vampiro forced me reconsider! Their al pastor and carne asada were so flavorful, juicy, and well done! They were the best proteins I've had from any Mexican restaurants! Generously spread in each tortilla was their bombest house made garlic sauce. Lightly crisped on the outside - their vampiro were heaven sent! I could easily had eaten a dozen of them! Beyond delicious and under $5 each?! Who could possibly resist?! Don't forget to stop by their condiment station - They offer avocado sauce! More...

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Will C.

12 July 2018

Had their carne asade and pollo taco. The $2.80 price for a single taco is a little off putting but I know it'll be good. The plate arrives and I'm greeted with two corn tortillas filled with meat. Looks totally basic but no worries, that's what the salsa bar is for. I fill up on pico de gallo and more importantly the avocado salsa. It's the good stuff too, goupy and rich, not watered down like el pollo loco. I take a bite into the pollo taco and I can taste why there's a premium price. The pollo is grilled, moist and tender. The corn tortilla stays holds together strong and sturdy. It's soft and has just a bit of chewiness. I move on to the asada, it's also tender and chunky, a well grilled piece of flank steak. More...

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Carter A.

9 July 2018

Very decent place. Plenty of street parking, clean interior, very friendly staff and authentic Mexican food. Vampiros are very tasty. But a bit pricey.

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The S.

8 June 2018

Vaporize spot to get Nachos. The chips are great and hold up through the time it takes you to eat. The asada is very tasty.

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James B.

8 June 2018

Love the vampiro quesadilla with al pastor. Their garlic sauce makes a big difference. Parking: lot with 2 spaces. Most likely gonna have to find metered street parking.

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Chris D.

31 May 2018

What can I say..the tortillas are made in house, excellent selection of meat and non meat proteins choices..great nachos and heavily recommend the vampiros and their salsa bar is perfect. What's not to like? Service is always good. Don't listen to the negative reviews this place rocks!!! More...

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Anthony H.

27 May 2018

Great food,please come to Northern California, when it comes to good Mexican food it's a barren wasteland!

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Robin R.

22 May 2018

We all loved our tacos and we are taco lovers. Hate to say it but better than the ones at Guisados for us because we just find the tortillas to be too thick at Guisados. Might consider expanding their vegetarian selection... Super yum. More...

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Jessica C.

16 May 2018

Still drooling over the shrimp tacos! The vampire is good too - the garlic sauce really adds flavor. Can't wait to come back!

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Peteyk S.

16 May 2018

I was in the area today and found this little gem of a place to add to my rotation of awesome taco joints. At first I only tried 2 asada tacos just in case I didn't like it... But then I got 2 more. :D  Salsa were fresh and hot. More...

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Diana A.

11 May 2018

Everything at Mexicali Tacos is made fresh & it's delicious. The staff is outstanding. Address: 702 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Madison C.

9 May 2018

Right up the street from me, favorite is to come and eat like 7 tacos. I usually get the chicken tacos and add all the toppings from their salsa bar on it. Last I visited I got the carne asada burrito and a pina. Their drink selections are bomb and comes with a free refill. More...

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Linda L.

6 May 2018

I was really craving for tacos so i looked to yelp for help :D and boy did they deliver! I loved their tacos and salsas. Thank goodness it satisfied my spicy tongue. Especially their green sauce which is at the end or corner of the salsa bar. Perfect blend of spicyness and lime! Oooh dont forget to get their lime and put some on your tacos. It'll take the flavor up a different level.. love it More...

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Rachel M.

4 May 2018

WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD. I'm from Atlanta and I knew LA was known for good Mexican food but WOW. This place did not disappoint. My friend and I have been talking about since we got back home. I may have to may the trip back to LA just to eat here. I HIGHLY suggest the queso fundido. That stuff was life changing. More...

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Pablo S.

25 April 2018

I've become a regular hereGreat food and fresh watersYou gotta try the vampiro's and the Mexicali fries Awesome!!I also really enjoy the queso fundido with chorizo ( comes in a cool clay bowl )Either way you can't go wrongGotta ask for the flour tortillas with any of the tacos Because those are freshly made and imported from Mexicali

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Akane T.

17 April 2018

Came here on a Monday for lunch. One of them diamonds in the tough.  Small mom and pop shop. Super yummy food. We ordered nachos, quesadillas and shrimp tacos. The watermelon aqua fresca was good too!!  They don't have fountain drinks, FYI, for those who don't like bottled Soda. A must try! More...

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Lucas M.

10 April 2018

Simply amazing place. Plenty of street parking, clean interior, very pleasant staff, and delicious Mexican food. Definitely recommend to visit.

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Clara G.

31 March 2018

Mexicali has some of the best carne asada fríes! I decided to take out on a Saturday afternoon and it was very fast and convenient! There's about 4 parking spaces, which is a win in LA! If you're in the area for a dodger game, this is a place to try. More...

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Diana A.

28 March 2018

FOOD: I love almost everything on the menu. Some of my favorites are the shrimp tacos with chipotle sauce (75 cents extra), cachetada and chilaquiles. This time I decided to try the Mexicaly fries. My boyfriend and I shared since we weren't too hungry. It was enough for both of us to share. So much flavor in it. This is the place to come to  if you want authentic Mexican food. They also have a salsa bar, which is the best. In fact, they have guacamole sauce at the salsa bar, it's so YUMMY I always get extra to go!!! PRICE: As far as prices go, they are on the pricier side because some portions are very small for what the price is. PARKING: You can find free street parking in front of the restaurant, the side or meter parking across the street. More...

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Monica S.

22 March 2018

Best tacos in town! Very clean restaurant. Tried the Zuperman and it was way better than I thought it would be! Agua frescas variety and super fresh!

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S M.

13 March 2018

Very good tacos, the vampiro, pastor and carne asada was full of flavor, will definitely stop by on my next trip to LA

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Victor M.

7 March 2018

Great spot for some good authentic Mexican food. Its was a clean nice little restaurant. The sauce is amazing!! Highly recommend!!

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Robert A.

5 March 2018

I love this place.  I come here when I am downtown and want a fast and delicious lunch.  The food is astoundingly flavorful.  I usually get a vampiro and a shrimp taco, and I'm in heaven.   They also have a changing variety of tasty aguas frescas.  Parking is easy, and the people who work there are delightful.  Even the background music is good. More...

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Francisco F.

4 February 2018

This place is my second home and I live next door. I've seen the staff change so many times. I've seen friends from high school work there. I've met new friends there. Great place to eat. I wish they had dessert though. More...

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Sam R.

1 February 2018

These tacos were definitely delicious, but the seating is limited and they have really old, dirty chairs.  The lunch deals are really hard to pass up, I would definitely recommend doing that instead of ordering things a la carte.

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Will F.

29 January 2018

Great food. I'm a vampiro fan. Beware the queso fundido unless you have nothing to do for the rest of the afternoon.

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Roy J.

28 January 2018

Best tacos in town , Specialy bcuz u can request flour tortilla Mexicali style , chiles gueros is the best table side , employees are all friendly , parking is a mission but once I parked my car my mouth is watering already only bcuz thinking of those tacos de asada with flour tortillas guacamole , onion , cole slaw , salsa roja on top with cucumbers and radishes on the side of ur plate ...hmmmm just deliches ! 100% recommended , pinshi caloron wey !!! LOL More...

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J F.

27 January 2018

First time at this location and was amazed at the quality of the food. Here a second time to try other items on the menu. Manager's water of the day today; Citrus (Ginger, Orange, Lime, mint and chia seeds), is amazing! So refreshing. Service is joyful. More...

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Hailey B.

10 January 2018

Outstanding one with delicious food. Got shrimp tacos and cachetadas.  Queso fundido the best add chorizo and ask for extra flour tortilla. Definitely recommend.

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Chad E.

20 December 2017

If you're wondering: should I order the Vampiro? Yes. Yes, you should order the Vampiro. In fact, you should order two, because you're going to be really sad when you realize your first Vampiro is gone into your belly forever and now what are you going to do with yourself?Mine was a melty, garlic-laden quesadilla stuffed with al pastor. I doused it generously with guacamole and salsa. I regret nothing.Also: that hot red salsa is addictive. It goes particularly well with their shrimp taco, which is also addictive. Basically, only come here if you're looking for a new addiction. More...

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Nikki H.

2 December 2017

Mexicali is a pretty well know place in LA. It is located very close to Dodger stadium, right off the 110 freeway. My favorite thing about this place is the salsa bar because there are many different kinds of salsa as well as topping for your tacos. My boyfriend and I decided to get asada and al pastor tacos as well as a vampiro. The asada: okay, not anything special and frankly I've had betterBUTTTTTHE AL PASTOR, literally O.M.G. AMAZING. The meat was so tender and flavorful, I practically inhaled it LOL. Now I used to think tacos el gordo, down in San Diego, had some of the best al pastor but this place is tied. I probably will only order this meat from now on. The vampiro is sort of like a less cheesy quesadilla with the addition of this pretty good Garlic sauce. The green salsa is super hot but the kind of hot where you can't stop eating it even though your mouth feels like it's on fire. Def top your tacos with this salsa and a squeeze of lime. The chips also have free refills so def get that to dip in all the different salsas they offer here. More...

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Emma C.

30 November 2017

The Shrimp Tacos are a must have I have them every time I come. Tried the Mexicali Fries and the are delicious specially the serrano sauce they top them with. Overall very clean and good service. More...