El Toro Bravo

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Mexican

El Toro Bravo sits in a Costa Mesa shopping center that's crowded with other Mexican restaurants, but it quite literally stands out for the line that forms out the door during peak lunch hour. The take-away Mexican spot lets meat take the center stage, and carne asada, carnitas, chicken, ribs, barbacoa and more are available on a rotating basis. The tacos -- made with house-made tortillas and loaded with the cut of your choice, rice, beans, and salsa -- are some of the best around.

El Toro Bravo Costa Mesa
Los Angeles

El Toro Bravo

Tom Holmberg

El Toro Bravo sits in a Costa Mesa shopping center that's crowded with other Mexican restaurants, but it quite literally stands out for the line that forms out the door during peak lunch hour. The take-away Mexican spot lets meat take the center stage, and carne asada, carnitas, chicken, ribs, barbacoa and more are available on a rotating basis. The tacos -- made with house-made tortillas and loaded with the cut of your choice, rice, beans, and salsa -- are some of the best around.