Guisados – Echo Park, Los Angeles – Chile Verde Tacos

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Guisados, as its name suggests, specializes in tacos made from rich, traditional stews. The chile verde was especially tasty.

Here’s the website: http://www.guisados.co/

Guisados is one of the participants in tonight’s event East LA Meets Napa, a fundraiser for AltaMed at Union Station. The event features Mexican restaurants from all over Los Angeles, as well as Latino-owned wineries.

Here’s the website: http://www.altamed.org/eastlameetsnapa

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Guisados Tacos – Echo Park, Los Angeles – Chicken Tinga Taco

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A guisado is a stew, and that’s what Guisados uses to make their unique tacos. There’s a range of delicious, well-known dishes made from pork, chicken, beef and veggies to choose from. The tacos are small but filling, served on heavy, hand-made tortillas, with a base of black bean salsa. My friend Leili and I tried several of the selections, and my favorite was the chicken tinga, a rich stew of chicken and interesting spices.

I haven’t been to the original Boyle Heights location, but the Sunset Boulevard spot was nicely busy on a Tuesday lunch time, with a cheerful mural-decorated outdoor patio.

The website doesn’t seem to be working at the moment, but maybe it will be back by the time you read this: http://www.guisados.com