Guerilla Tacos founder Wes Avila left his beloved Arts District taco spot to start this fast-casual diner in Mandarin Plaza, serving his take on hefty, comfort-laden sandwiches, tortas, and burritos, with frequent, limited ceviche specials. For example, the McTorta, which reinterprets your favorite fast food breakfast sandwich on fluffy Mexican bread with tender gyro beef, fried eggs, and gooey American cheese. Or take the Mayan Octopus Tiradito, a limited-time raw seafood dish which Avila tops with a blue agave vinaigrette, salsa negra, and salsa seca. For drinks, they’ve got Coke, Sprite, Topo Chico, Water, and a selection of coffee options.
How to order: Order online for pickup.
Born out of restlessness with the pandemic, Wes Avila opened Angry Egret Dinette, serving potent tortas and sandwiches. Just as with his previous venture, Guerrilla Tacos, Avila is constantly experimenting with new items, like a breakfast burrito that features lobster and soft scrambled eggs. They recently announced Taco Thursdays where Avila gets back to his taquero roots, serving up specials like tripas cooked confit in duck fat then seared on a plancha or mushrooms featuring a fierce almond salsa. This Chinatown restaurant is one of the most exciting places to grab a bite which you can enjoy in the open courtyard right outside.