Experience the Best Street-Style Tacos in Los Angeles at Street Tacos and Grill

If you’re searching for a mouth-watering taco in Los Angeles, you can’t go wrong with Street Tacos and Grill. It’s a favorite lunch spot for Monarch Studios, and for good reason. Not only is the food delicious, but the welcoming service will make you feel right at home.

Located in the heart of Mariachi Plaza, a vibrant hub of Latin American culture in LA, Street Tacos & Grill was founded by brothers Arturo and Leo Aguilar in Boyle Heights, blending the casual street taco experience with the cozy ambiance of a restaurant. Arturo and Leo have deep roots in East Los Angeles, having grown up here, and are committed to keeping Street Tacos and Grill ingrained in the community. The restaurant not only caters to local tastes but also showcases local talent. The walls feature rotating Eastside Chicano art, and a tall, narrow mural by LA graffiti artist KEO adorns the side of the building. The mural portrays the Mexican comedic film legend Cantinflas leaning against a street sign pole with a taco in hand (instead of a cigarette), evoking the nostalgia of watching movies with their father. It also celebrates the historic artistry and culture of the Boyle Heights neighborhood, known for its vibrant Chicano murals since the 1970s. At Street Tacos and Grill, you can feel the youthful, modern vibe in the air, but the food is steeped in tradition.

The menu is a tribute to Arturo and Leo’s childhood memories, featuring tacos that showcase the flavors they enjoyed on family trips to Tijuana, and learned culinary skills from their parents’ catering business. Everything is made by hand, from the tortillas to every dish that comes out of the kitchen, which you can watch being crafted right in front of you. The menu is varied, featuring everything from tacos and burritos to sopes, mulitas, and more. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a meat lover or vegetarian. With reasonable prices, you can enjoy a satisfying meal without breaking the bank.

Whether you’re a local or just passing through, Street Tacos and Grill is a must-visit destination for anyone craving authentic Mexican cuisine.

1843 ½ 1st St los Angeles 90033 near Mariachi Plaza

Discover The Unique Filled Market

The Filled Market is a pop-up marketplace in downtown L.A. that brings people together and fosters a sense of community. As you wander through the diverse crowd, you’ll be captivated by the mouth-watering aroma of cooking food and energized by the atmosphere. The vibrant and colorful environment is filled with dancing cooks, couples with their babies, and dogs, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.

What makes the Filled Market stand out from other outdoor markets in Southern California is its celebration of Filipino culture. It’s a place where you can indulge in authentic Filipino cuisine, such as Pork Adobo, Lumpia, Ube, and more. Held a few times a year in a small parking lot aptly named the Manila District, the market provides a platform for small, mostly Filipino-owned businesses to connect with their audience and grow their ventures.

But the Filled Market is more than just an outdoor marketplace – it’s an experience that’s not to be missed. It’s an opportunity to support local entrepreneurs who have poured their heart and soul into their products. By purchasing items from them, you’re not only getting a taste of authentic Filipino cuisine but also contributing to the local community.

The market offers a variety of cultural experiences, such as performances and live music, making it a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the diversity and vibrancy of Filipino culture. Whether you’re a foodie, a culture enthusiast, or just looking for a fun day out with friends and family, the Filled Market has something for everyone.

The Filled Market is the brainchild of Rayson Esquejo and Lauren Delgado, who aim to create a space where new Filipino businesses can flourish and connect with their audience. They envision a district where Filipino businesses can thrive and grow, much like Chinatown and Koreatown. Attending the Filled Market is not only about enjoying delicious food but also about supporting small businesses and celebrating diversity. Come and experience the rich and vibrant culture of the Philippines at the Filled Market.