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Guisados
Mexican Restaurant$
Today 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
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1261 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
1261 Sunset BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90026
(213) 250-7600guisados.co
$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American RestaurantToday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 10:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 10:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 10:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 10:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Unpretentious taco spot earns buzz for its braised meat & veggie stews atop handmade tortillas.- Google
"Excellent tacos and Agua Frescas."
"My favorite had to have been the mole poblano."
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Richard D
a month ago
This review is for the service not for the food (we never get chance to try the tacos, sorry for my English, is not to good). When I say service is specific to the girls (a tall one) at the patio on Sunday June 14 around 3:45 pm., you must forget go to this place if you are a big party (was not busy, just bad distribution on the people where they were setting). On are cases we were 9 people. There are only 3 or 4 tables to fit big groups, the two tables outside can fit maybe 7 peoples well. Inside there is a big table to fit 10+ people but was a party of two setting there (was a lot of other tables for 4 available inside). Outside was a hot day of 85 degrees I am star to put together some of the tables for two under one of the umbrellas when I have all done, the waitress come and say to me I cannot fit that table like that and we need to use one of the bigger one, while I was ask to the rest of the group what they want to do, she, without ask, fix on of the outside table, remember I say that tables was for no more than 7 people She place 9 chair one next to the other one whit out space between each one and with all the sun hitting over the table and seats. One of the employee (an old man) tries to move the umbrella to block the sun and this girl came again and say to the guy on rude way to not move the umbrella and say to us she has the table ready. When I say to her we don't going to seat on the sun she say is the only one she has available and cannot do nothing else, but all this with bad attitude and rude. At this time the party of two already left the big table and another 3 guy came and sit with the drinks only. I say to her if she cannot ask to the guy to use one of he small table because that is for a big parties (was tables for 4 next to the big one available) and she say cannot do that, but she can say to us not use the small tables together and we need to use the bigger ones. If you say in a good way I can understand, but when she is rude and bad attitude no way I get back again to try the tacos, I think so she forget she get pay because of customers.
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Rachel Wing
2 months ago
I've been waiting quite some time to try this place and unfortunately, personally , it just didn't meet the hype. I was anticipating, glorious tasting tacos, and I got, somewhat delicious tacos. At this point I can't remember what flavors i tried, but i got a sampler of 6 tacos to share. Overall, some of the tacos and meats were flavored well, with nice combinations of spices and ingredients. Others, not so much. Although the thicker tortilla was made to hold the "stewed" like meats, I found it overwhelming and the meat/sauce/tortilla ratio was a bit off. I do remember the pork skin taco, instead of frying it it was soft, the texture was interesting, but it was the lack of flavor that made it unappetizing. I'll probably have to come back to revisit my initial thoughts. But to think that i'm having such a hard time remember what i ordered, makes a statement that it wasn't that memorable to my tastebuds. **bit more expensive than your average taco as well.
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Ronald Blanks
a month ago
Really fantastic tacos. I got the sampler plate with 6 mini tacos, cause I had to try them all. I think mole was my favorite, but it's tough to say because they were each delicious. I parked on the street because their lot is tiny. Kind of crazy trying to run across Sunset, but I made it okay.
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Raghuvanesh Vasudevan
4 weeks ago
Best TACOs I ever had in my life :) Tried their sampler, absolutely loved it :) It was difficult for me to leave the place!!!!
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Annalee Watson
3 weeks ago
My meat eating tour-mates couldn't stop raving about this spot. One of my homies claimed the pollo tinga/chorizo was some of the best he'd ever had. However, my portion is for the herbivores- Horchata is solid. Like really, really, really solid. Had to get three refills. They accidentally gave me a meat taco (Bummer!) but I was way too full to care at the time. Where they shine is where they skimped- Their DELICIOUS salsas. The frijoles taco was sprinkled with queso fresco and a smoky chipotle salsa. GuhHHhHHh. So good. Can't wait to come back again.
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Jose Johnson
a month ago
Ordered 2 sampler mini tacos and was actually able to sub some so that we could try out all of them. Service was pretty fast. It was crowded the night that we went despite some light rain (which I'm sure isn't very unusual). I kind of wish we knew which tacos were which when they brought them out because there were some definite stars of the bunch. I can't even tell you which one it was, but one of the spicy tacos I had was mind-blowingly good. If I knew which one it was, I'd come back just for the one taco.
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Frank Hicks
a month ago
Gourmet tacos. I am not too sure if those two words actually go together. But I will be one of the first to admit that this place goes beyond and is worth trying. Guisados is a local taco shop right in the heart of Echo Park. They do have a few other locations in the Greater Los Angeles area. I came here on an evening after work and was famished. I was in the taco mood so I yelped this place and decided to give it a try. Very small inside with a few tables in the inside and outer patio area. There was a small line when I arrived. They have their menu right in the front. What a variety of tacos they have here for your choosing. From steak picado, mole poblano, chicharron, chorizo and such, they all are tasty to the taste buds! They also have aguas frescas. On this evening however, I had their lemonade. Wow! I ordered their sampler, which came out to about $7. The sampler comes with 6 small tacos, in which they give you a great variety to indulge. My favorite had to have been the mole poblano. The tacos look small but believe me, they do fill you up. I can say that the sampler is by far the most popular plate here! Yes, the tacos here range in spiciness. I had to keep washing don my mouth due to the fact that I am not too big of a fan of spicy food. I was able to manage somehow. If you see the long line, then you know that this place is worth trying. I highly recommend the sampler so you can get a taste of what Guisados has to offer! There isn't anything on the menu that will disappoint. Oh yes, I must also mention beforehand...their tortillas are freshly made in front of you! What more can you ask for?? Don't knock it till you try it!
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Jake Boley
4 months ago
Guisado's has everything I love. I love stewed meats. For some reason, it is just the food that works for me more than almost any other kind. I also love tacos, especially on a good thick homemade tortilla. Guisado's combines these things to great success. On Saturday night I waited in a moderate line, probably about 10 minutes deep, for four tacos and an "Armando Palmeiro" (limonada mixed with jamaica). I ate two cochinita pibil tacos, one chicken mole poblano taco, and one bisteca taco with salsa roja. Three would have been enough for me, generally, because they are pretty substantial. The cochinita tacos were my favorite - served quite spicy (though they will moderate this if you want), with a perfect tenderness to the meat, though with possibly a slightly higher sauce to meat ratio than I might normally prefer. I didn't really care though, because the sauce's rich texture and complex flavor definitely worked for me. The other tacos were great too - the chicken mole had that smoky, bittersweet flavor that you hope for in a mole poblano, and the bisteca was meaty and again had this wonderful dissolving texture. The sampler my wife ordered came with six very small tacos, and I'd recommend that for a first time visit just to get an array of their offerings. I would have ordered that myself if she had not. Oh, I should mention that the horchata she ordered was among the best I've ever had. We sat outside on the patio, under strings of lights and colorful murals on the wall. I loved everything about this meal, and I'm going to be back often.
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