This New San Diego-Style Taquería on La Tijera Has the Best California Burrito (and Bathroom) in Los Angeles

here’s a new tune on La Tijera, and it’s about a taquería serving San Diego-style tacos and burritos. It also has a club-like bathroom for your own private listening experience. We’ll get to the musical John in a minute, but first, let’s digest.  Owners Jessica and Cesar De Santiago, like most people, love tacos as much as music and decided to combine the two with their new restaurant, Acapela. They come from San Diego, where they own Tacos el Paisa, […]

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How L.A. Is Showing up in Solidarity for the Haitian Refugees at the Texan-Mexican Border

OS ANGELES- Under the forever hot downtown Los Angeles sun, a coalition of Black organizations and immigrant-led groups decades in the making came together to stand up for Haitian immigrants at the Mexican border after photos circulated internationally of Border Patrol agents whipping and corralling Black Haitian refugees at the border.   Led by the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and supported by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, SEIU 721, CHIRLA, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Los Angeles […]

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Five Itineraries for Exploring Los Angeles While Stoned Out of Your Mind

  ong before you could pack a pipe in public, Los Angeles found itself entangled in an extensive love affair with cannabis. There’s just something about our agreeable weather, protracted coast, and laid-back lifestyle that pairs perfectly with that good-good sinsemilla. Fine herb is deeply etched into L.A.’s culture, past, and present. From hotboxed VWs chugging along the 60s coast to Cheech and Chong low-riding their “Love Machine” through Lincoln Heights in the 70s to Cypress Hill and Snoop Dogg’s […]

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Cry Macho’s Fernanda Urrejola on Leaving Latin America for Hollywood and ‘Breaking the Cycle of Machismo’

s a young actress living and working in the South American country of Chile, Fernanda Urrejola had found success early in her career on several film, T.V., and theater projects. But something was missing. She wanted to see if she could make it in Hollywood. So, despite not knowing anyone or having a gig booked when she got there, Urrejola packed up and moved to Los Angeles. It was the best decision she ever made. “I wanted to get out […]

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This Taquero From Puebla Always Dreamed of Serving His TJ-Style Tacos Near The Happiest Place on Earth, and It Just Came True

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taco is a wish your heart makes…”  Although that is not exactly how the classic Cinderella “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” song goes, it might as well be because the dream-making magic of the happiest place on earth was felt this past weekend at a taquería two miles down from Disneyland. For Daniel Alonso, owner of Taquería El Poblano in Compton, his dream of one day serving his famous tacos estilo Tijuana near Disneyland has been seven […]

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Not WeHo, But East L.A: A New ‘Queer Mercado’ Creates an Inclusive, Safe Space for LGBTQ-Owned Small Businesses in the Barrio

his past Saturday, over 60 vendors sold their wares in the parking lot across Hilda L. Solis Learning Academy for the third iteration of The Queer Mercado in East Los Angeles. One of the founders, Diana Díaz, a local school counselor, has been part of the street vending community for years. After first creating The Goddess Mercado to support Latina vendors from East L.A., she saw a need and a desire to have LGBTQ vendors centered in a similar way.  […]

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At Least Two Dozen L.A.P.D. Officers ‘Live’ Out of State, Yet L.A. Taxpayers Pay Their Salaries

wo thousand and seven hundred miles—that’s the distance between L.A. and the capital of the East Coast state where one current Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer lives. According to recent data obtained by L.A. TACO through the California Public Records Act, at least two dozen police officers live outside of California. Texas and Arizona are tied for the top out-of-state destinations for Los Angeles police; a combined ten officers call the state best known for the Grand Canyon and […]

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After an Elderly Street Vendor Is Attacked and Robbed in Long Beach, ‘Mexicahana’ Hibachi Restaurant Offers Him a Safe Space to Work In

ast week, 75-year-old flower vendor Miguel Angel Gonzalez was selling flowers on Anaheim and Atlantic in Long Beach when he was randomly attacked out of nowhere.  The flower vendor, who is from Mexico City, said he was on his way to the gas station to buy a refreshment after being in the sun since 10 AM that day when it all happened. As he walked over to the gas station, he counted his money when he noticed three men walking […]

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Luchadores vs. La Llorona and ‘Sexycomedias:’ The Art of Mexican Cult Cinema Is Now On Display In Boyle Heights

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uchadores vs. La Llorona and “Sexycomedias,” welcome to the world of Mexican cult cinema, which, thanks to Armando Hernandez of Trash-Mex, is up for full display at his exhibit in Boyle Heights. His show “Recuerdos De Cine Mexicano De Culto” is a collection of years of rare, vintage Mexican film memorabilia. It is currently free and open to the public at Re/Arte Centro Literario until September 18th. In 1954, the Cuban-born and Mexican-based film director René Cardona approached famed wrestler […]

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To Truly Understand Long Beach, Eat Tacos Past Midnight at El Sauz

Welcome to Local Gems, our monthly restaurant column presented by White Claw, the official hard seltzer of L.A. TACO. Each month we’ll honor neighborhood institutions that make delicious food and have stood the test of time all over Los Angeles. Read, order, share, and don’t be afraid to rep your own hood’s local gem in the comments. n any night on one of the busier sections of Anaheim Boulevard in Little Cambodia sits a bonafide Long Beach neighborhood gem: El […]

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