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