The Original Taco Bell Tacos – MEXICAN STREET FOOD Tour in Los Angeles, California!

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Thanks to Jeffrey Merrihue (https://www.instagram.com/jeffrey_merrihue/) and Austin Burgess (https://www.instagram.com/rocketburgess/).

Along with Jeffrey and Austin – two food extreme friends, we set off on a day of Mexican food and fun feasting in greater LA.

Gilberto’s Taquiza – For the first stop on this Mexican street food tour, we drove all the way to West Covina, California, about 45 minutes from Central Los Angeles, to a little spot known as Gilberto’s Taquiza. Jeffrey made sure to call Gilberto himself to reserve some of the meat dripping dynamite sticks to make sure we had some. The dynamite sticks are essentially stewed lamb, cooked until fall apart tender and dripping with oil. In order to make them he dunked a tortilla into the hot oil, sizzled it on the hot plate, filled it with the fall apart tender meat, and rolled it up into a taquito. The result was spectacular. Everything else was delicious too, but the dynamite sticks were crazily good.
Total price – $35 for everything

Birrieria Guadalajara – Next we drove a little further towards Riverside, California, to eat birria, a special Mexican goat stew. Again, this is another Mexican food that just melts in your mouth, meat cooked until fall apart tender. It was spectacular and all the staff were very friendly as well.
Total price – $32 for everything

Mitla Cafe – Right across the street from Birrieria Guadalajara you will find Mitla Cafe, home to the original crunchy American taco. An American taco is a crunchy shell, ground beef, iceberg lettuce, yellow cheese, and tame salsa. As the true story goes, Glen Bell was selling food across the street and used to come to Mitla Cafe to eat their amazing crunchy tacos. Eventually he got the owner to show him how to make the crunchy tacos, and he later started the entire taco bell empire. The downside is that he never admitted that he got the idea and recipe from Mitla Cafe. It’s nice to see Mitla Cafe is still doing very well, and their crunchy American tacos are fantastic.
Price – $13.95

Taco Bell – Yes, just for comparison purposes, we had to go to the nearly Taco Bell. It had been years since I had last eaten taco bell. I have to admit the crunchy tacos were decent, but the crunchwrap supreme doritos locos thing we order, nope. That just didn’t do it for me.

Mariscos Jalisco – Finally to end this Mexican street food tour of LA, we headed to Mariscos Jalisco, a legendary seafood truck serving their famous shrimp tostadas and the Poseidon. They were delicious in every dimension, and it was the perfect ending to this full day of amazing Mexican food in LA.
Total price – $13 for everything

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Comments

John Kroll says:

That fat guy has 6 more months to live if he keeps eating that garbage. Mark loves that, everything soaked and swimming in oil, wow what a fatty joy.

LUNA says:

Birrieria Guadalajara An Mitla cafe are in San Bernardino not Riverside

Antonio Larosa Music says:

Those taquitos tho

NickDice says:

Anyone know a good red chili oil recipe like this oil in the video?

Cherry Made says:

Mark makes me feel the “Holly” feeling everytime he expresses how much he loves the food lol

Mr. Reneboy says:

This place is on my Bucket List now! ✅ Edited: The 1st Spot!

Doop Pood says:

Mexican food is always good

Braheem1988 Diallo says:

Lamb meat the best

Julius Taylor says:

You went to the toilet and oil comes out

wayne fernando says:

It’s like every bite you could die .. but you feel very alive at the same time

Andrew H says:

To calm my hungry I have to drink water

Sam Hernandez says:

Yes Youtube gives you to swallow because at least dedicate time to put subtitles che clown

Gabriela Moctezuma says:

My city! So excited to try out new joints!

Robert Guerrero says:

I hope you kept the windows down on that ride back from San Berdoo to LA….I bet you guys were throwing some insane pedos…

Marlene Gonzalez says:

thanks for the video… yummy

براندون Sanchez says:

Hahahah taco Bell doesn’t even exist here in Mexico, come to the mother land to try some real birria and barbacha.!!

Estilo Regalo Caro says:

YOU NEED THE DIABLO SAUCE MANNNNN

Sam Hernandez says:

with subtitles cabron do not believe everyone understands English

URES says:

1:57 valentin elizalde compa!

Flo says:

the places were more inland empire than los angeles but love the representation of the IE!!

Mundo Bootleg says:

¡Ya me dio hambre!

Alex Quiroz says:

Boyle Heights 4 Vientos is next door. They have better shrimp tacos dorados and if you add chile de arbol even better. Also for Barbacoa, I would suggest Chalio on 1st street in East L.A next to Boyle Heights. I was raised in East L.A. best Mexican food guaranteed!

Joseph Delanimati says:

11:34 Did anyone else notice how MJ’s song “that girl is mine” tuned in right after Mark took that epic bite with salsa. Thought that was pretty cool. Great timing.

stephany gurruu says:

You should come to Tulare California and try the best taco food truck there is here in this city. Tulare is a small city and this truck is known for their handmade tortillas.

Christina Delagarza says:

That looks very delicious.

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