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Recession Obsession: Sky's Gourmet Tacos

"Hello. I Am Your Crawfish Taco, So Eat Me."
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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it sticks in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over Valley Costa Rican, and Oinkin' Tacos Downtown. Today, we obsess...

On a stretch of Pico where you’re likely to find spicy Caribbean food, or the caloric effort that is Oki-Dog, one might not expect tacos. That's why Sky’s Gourmet Tacos is a great fit. They serve up what they call: "Mexican food with a splash of soul".

The menu reads like it was created with food bloggers in mind, but having been around since 1992, that doesn’t seem to be how they roll. Sky’s serves up a unique brand of sometimes-Cajun Mexican food, featuring a selections of seasoned meats you’re probably not used to in your taco.

These soulful creole influences don’t seem intended to be labeled fusion, but rather good.

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While stuffing yourself at Sky’s Gourmet Tacos can be expensive, eating a nice meal of higher-end tacos ring up a do-able $10 per person. The portions are measurable (tacos that eat like a meal, I’d say,) and the food happens to be obsessable. That’s why Sky’s Gourmet Tacos is LAist’s latest Recession Obsession.