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Essential T: Tamales for the Holidays

Tamales: the best little Latin American presents to unwrap on Christmas. Here's where to order some of our favorites for your holiday table.

Essential T: Pork Tamales at El Sinaloense in Huntington Park

El Sinaloense is the kind of Mexican restaurant that separates Los Angeles from other major U.S. metropolitan areas with sizeable Mexican-American populations.

Essential T: Mexikosher Truck Makes Street Tacos Fit for a Rabbi

When Jewish and Mexican food traditions combine in chef Katsuji Tanabe's new mobile kitchen (complete with "rabbi on board"), we all win.

Essential T: “Sweaty Tacos” at El Atoron in Vernon… No, Really. They’re Good.

There has been a slow influx of tacos de canasta, or basket taco, vendors over the past five years. Tacos de canasta are a thinner style of taco, usually filled with refried beans, stewed chicharrones in green sauce, or a mash of potatoes with chorizo.

Essential T: Barbacoa at El Gallo Bakery

The very best Mexican foods start with the letter T—tacos, tortas, tlayudas. Here we showcase the tastiest “T” bites from the streets of L.A.The El Gallo Grill returned this...