California is well known for their Mexican food and culture and if you were to ask any Californian what their favorite food is, I bet they would all tell you the same thing: Mexican.
Living in Southern California, we are so close to the Mexican border so Mexican food becomes a staple in our everyday life. We are cursed and blessed with knowing what authentic Mexican dishes taste like – so when I find myself on the road traveling for weeks at a time (or even just one week, lets be honest) – I’m always craving Mexican food. I will search the internet for random restaurants to get my fix and guess what: they just aren’t the same. Our Mexican food is just better (Sorry, Texas)
One of my favorite spots to grab a taco in Los Angeles just happens to be hidden off a busy street near The Grove in Beverly/Fairfax district: La Otra Taqueria Escuela.
Owner & Creator, Steven Arroyo, is no stranger to tacos as he also owns Cobras & Matadors and Escuela Taqueria (right around the corner). The rustic decor and unique menu of tacos, including Pork Belly, Lobster or Ground Beef & Pickle, get me coming back every time. Their tortilla chips are homemade and the salsa is out-of-this-world delicious; The perfect mix of spicy and sweet. Their prices aren’t as cheap as the taco trucks that frequently drive around the city, but they are affordable at $8-12 for two tacos. However, if you want a salty margarita to wash it down, you better plan on bringing your own because La Otra Taqueria Escuela is a BYOB spot and doesn’t serve alcohol.
Not in Los Angeles? That’s okay! You can still have tacos at home! Check out my Healthy Taco Recipe here!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsay Vacek has a passion for style, details and design. As a Fashion Editorial Photographer, she's worked in the Entertainment Industry for over 10 years and has a love for adventure and travel. She spends her spare time globe-trotting her way through foreign countries and loves new cultures, food, music and the arts.
Being a California Native, Lindsay loves meeting new people and sharing her version of life with others. With an infinite list of things-to-do, places-to-go and sights-to-see - she believe everyone can have a little more California in their own lives.