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Tacos Tumbras a Tomas
Mexican Restaurant
Today 8AM–9PM
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317 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013
317 South BroadwayUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90013
Mexican Restaurant, Latin American RestaurantToday 8AM–9PM
Saturday 8AM–9PMSunday 8AM–6PMMonday 8AM–6PMTuesday 8AM–6PMWednesday 8AM–6PMThursday 8AM–9PMFriday 8AM–9PM
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Tacos, burritos & tumbras are served from an all-business food stall in Grand Central Market.- Google
"Eats: Carnitas Burrito, no rice, no beans, extra red sauce."
"The carne asada on the other hand was good but not exceptional."
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Justin Schwartz
2 months ago
The torta is the size of a small child and I dream about it constantly. It's also very reasonably priced. Love this place. It seems to be getting more popular, as the line gets longer every time I go, but that makes me happy because it won't close down if it stays popular.
Felix Lee
a month ago
After circling around the Grand Central Market several times, I noticed that there were at least four taco vendors within 200 feet of each other. All of them had similar menus consisting of $3 tacos, $7 tortas, and $2 concentrated Ole horchata. Every stall carried a large meat selection (different cuts of beef, pork, chicken, goat) to be added inside the tacos and tortas. There was more than the ordinary variety of meats sold at taco trucks or quick serve Mexican restaurants. We picked Tacos Tumbras a Tomas randomly without consulting Yelp, and by luck, it ended up being a solid choice. The taco men behind the counter all spoke perfect English so it was easy to ask questions and order. I ordered the birria taco and also tried the lengua taco. As most Yelpers have already mentioned, the $3 taco isn't your typical midnight street taco wrapped in a speck of meat that relies on salsa to add flavor. At Tumbras a Tomas, thin double corn tortillas are folded around spoonfuls of meat, so much that it overflows. That is why a fork is supplied with two extra pieces of tortilla given on the side, just in case customers want to use the spilled meat to assemble another taco. Pieces of the cooked lengua were only sliced into thin sections after each order. The lengua was meaty and flavorful (strong garlic taste) even without the application of salsa. Its melt-in-mouth tenderness and juiciness leads me to believe that the meat had been slow-simmered for hours. Squeezing lemon juice into the meat put this taco over the top. On the other hand, I thought that the birria was just average, with meat served in larger than expected chunks. The goat meat did not tear apart easily, and it seemed to have an unpleasant overcooked dry texture. The birria would have tasted better if the meat were simmered or slow cooked in a pot with spices to make the meat more succulent and flavorful, instead of being reheated in a steam tray with some gravy for days. The tortillas at Tumbras aren't homemade, they're supermarket quality, so there's no corn aroma in the background. But for the amount of meat given and $3 price tag, it's hard to nitpick about the small details. This is a quantity over quality type of place, where 2 tacos with semi-exotic meats (equivalent to about 6 street tacos) can be enough to stuff even a fat guy like me. If you're only going to have one taco, I would highly recommend the juicy and well-spiced lengua taco.
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Jeannette G.
6 months ago
Yes, it is a $3.00 taco - but it is HUGE. Overloaded with meat and extra tortillas; you are basically getting 2-4 tacos (depending on your build) out of one. Oh, and unlike Chipotle, they do have carnitas and they taste great to me GMO or not.
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hyuk kang
11 months ago
Trompa (pig snout) was a bit on the fatty side, but very very porky (in a good way). Lots of meat on a large sized taco. Chicharron (fried pork skin) was boiled in salsa, texturally a bit spongy for my liking. Asada was good. Lengua (beef tongue) was more flavorful than just the typical lengua, so this was good too.
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Julio Smith
a month ago
I came on a Saturday morning around 11 and it was pretty packed. The line definitely was not wrapping around and took about 5 minutes, since they moved quickly. Each taco is $3, and they serve you a ton of meat, to make at least 3 tacos. I ordered 3 carne asada tacos and 1 pollo taco, along with a horchata which came out to $13.50. The carne asada tacos were really good, but I thought that it needed more salsa or sauce to be added in order to get that extra flavor. If there was guacamole on it, or cheese, it would've been perfect. While I was eating the carne tacos, there were pieces of fat on it, along with some hard pieces which I found to be ligaments or something similar. My boyfriend said the pollo taco was good and he liked it better than the carne taco. My parents didn't like the flavors of this taco as much, but they were surprised at how much meat they put on the tacos. I would try this place out if I were in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here again.
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Angela Jacobs
3 weeks ago
Two words: carnitas taco. Delicious!
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Danny Nguyen
2 months ago
2.50 for a huge ass taco that has enough meat for 4 tacos. What a freakin steal
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Hanae K
a year ago
One of my favorite in the market!! There will be a line if you show up during busy hours. They give generous amount of meat so 2-3tacos will fill you up. They'll also give you extra tortillas. My favorite are anything pork, steak is good too.