This counter-service, cash only, taco spot is known for their crispy-wrapped tacos piled high with cheddar and jack cheese, iceberg lettuce and seasoned ground beef. The venue itself is pretty no-frills, but it remains a local favorite, and has the lines to prove it; it's open late and consistently serves satisfying and affordable fare (most everything on the menu rings in at under $5)
This taco stand first opened in Culver City in 1959, right next to where the 405 freeway was being built. Hard-working construction workers would line up here for lunch every day—and ever since then, the lines haven’t stopped. You can’t go wrong with the Hard-Shell Beef Tacos sprinkled with grated yellow cheese, but they’ve also got tamales, enchiladas, tostadas, and burritos wrapped in hot-off-the-grill tortillas. (Plus, they now accept credit cards!)
How to book: Order online for pickup or delivery.