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Es Muy Loco
September's Los Angeles Magazine highlights their own choices for the 25 Best Mexican Restaurants in all of LA.
Among some of their favorites, Tacos Baja Ensenada (5385 Whittier Boulevard, East LA / 323-887-1980) for the "holy grail of fish tacos", Teresita's (3826 E. 1st Street, East LA / 323-266-6045) for its family-run atmosphere and "costillas de puerco en chile negro", and Mario's Tacos and Burritos (3764 S. Overland Avenue, West LA / 323-314-2298) for it's "Mexico City-style tacos and burritos."
Although LAist hasn't frequented all twenty-five of their choices, we do have to stick our neck out and cry foul for only putting Benitos Taco Shop (7912 Beverly Boulevard, LA / 323-938-7427 and Santa Monica Boulevard, West LA) in slot number 19. Benito's, with their trademark rolled tacos (which after they're done frying more closely resemble a taquito) and amazing carne asada creations is a must-visit chain restaurant, whose old-school grub is the best after a few drinks and a few hours out and about on the town.
LAist also debated mentioning Taco Bell, whose Beef Meximelts are a creation that has yet to be topped...but figured, you know, that it would be just too "vanilla."