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Food

Es Muy Loco

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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.

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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."