High Cuisine? Delicious Mexican Food Near High Season DTLA

If you know anything about Los Angeles, you know it’s a hotbed of incredible Mexican food. In LA, that can take the form of everything from gritty-looking taco trucks to trendy chef-driven hotspots putting an artisanal spin on Mexico’s regional flavors. Whatever your particular taste—and budget—there are plenty of options to make you drool.

Whether you’re planning ahead for a serious case of munchies, or just looking to enhance your culinary experience, make sure to stop by our downtown LA dispensary to grab some great bud before checking out some great Mexican food in LA.

High Season’s Favorite Mexican Food in LA

Guerilla Tacos

guerrilla tacos

2000 E 7th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 375-3300

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Located less than a mile from our DTLA dispensary, Guerrilla Tacos has made a name for itself by offering fresh, delicious Mexican food. Featuring a seasonal menu, Guerilla Tacos is big on creativity and flavors. With tempting vegetarian fare like Sweet Potato Tacos and surprising flavor mashups like Saag Curry Eggplant Tacos and Salmon Tostadas, it’s no wonder Guerilla Tacos has become an area favorite.

Sonoratown

Mexican food in LA Sonoratown
Source: Yelp via Joseph A.

208 E 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 628-3710

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This always-bangin’ taco-and-quesadilla operation elevates street food, serving simple but fresh favorites in a cheery, bright, and welcoming white-tiled storefront. Try Sonoran favorites like grilled steak, crispy tripe (we’re serious, you gotta try it) and pinto beans spiked with roast poblano chilies. Vegetarians take note: The hot-off-the-griddle quesadillas are as delicious and filling as any of the carne options are….

Guisados

Mexican food in LA Guisados
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541 S Spring St #101
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 627-7656

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In Mexico, “guisados” are a class of taquerias all to themselves, serving up hearty stewed dishes in hot, handmade tortillas. Unlike many of the Mexican versions, the domestic version is a trim and tidy little sit-down joint. Inside, you’ll find outrageously flavorful specialties like steak picado—flank steak braised with bacon, peppers and onions—and lip-smackingly tangy tinga de pollo, tender shredded chicken heated up by smoky chipotle chilies. As with an increasing number of purveyors of Mexican food in LA, there are now more veggie options, including calabacitas squash and flavorful mushroom tacos.

Yxta Cocina Mexicana

Mexican food in LA Yxta Cocina Mexicana
Source: Yelp via Meeri K.

601 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 622-5540

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A vibrant and fresh take on regional Mexican cuisines, Yxta serves up antojitos, ensaladas, and sopas in a hip, high-ceilinged dining room. Try the bright and sparkling tostaditas de ceviche, featuring citrus-marinated white fish and shrimp studded with cherry tomatoes, fresh chilies, and mango. And succulent grilled Jidori chicken—an ultra-fresh, naturally raised bird some call the “Kobe beef of chicken”—comes on a bed of chipotle-spiked mashed potatoes with an unbeatable four-chili salsa. Pair it with the right strain for a mind-blowing combo.

El Delfin

Mexican food in LA El Delfin
Source: Yelp via Jack H.

1800 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 746-2240

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We love taco trucks, upscale eateries, and everything in-between, but sometimes we want the flavors of “family-style” Mexican food. That’s where El Delfin comes in: from the heavy wood-and-tile interior to the dark booths and the photos of the food on the menus, this is that place. You’ll find knockout renditions of old favorites like fajitas, chiles rellenos, and carne asada. Bonus: El Delfin’s breakfast game is strong, bringing huevos rancheros, Mexican omelets, and dynamite steak and eggs.

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