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About the "Taco Tracker"
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The Taco Tracker is a necessity born from the "Summer of Tasty Tacos," a personal 2019 initiative to discover which taco in Southern California is the best by eating as many delicious tacos as possible, scoring each taco on a scale of 0-100. I have been reviewing many of the taco shops, taco stands, taco trucks, and restaurants I visit on Yelp, and am now posting about new tacos I encounter to Instagram and on my web site.
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Feedback? Hit me up on Yelp:
https://bigdumbjay.yelp.com
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Last Updated:2020-Mar-8
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PurveyorCountyCity
Neighborhood
TacoMain FillingTortillaScore
Review Date
Review Link
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Taco MariaOrangeCosta MesaCosta MesaTaco de ArracheraSteakCorn1002019-Aug-27https://www.yelp.com/biz/taco-maria-costa-mesa?hrid=SSpr0VjjSjzmpW6zJ_96Zw
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Carnitas El MomoLos AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsAporkalypse TacoCarnitasCorn1002019-Aug-21https://www.yelp.com/biz/carnitas-el-momo-los-angeles-2?hrid=Q50LVz_BtG-7XiI7rq7FcQ
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Tacos El GordoSan DiegoChula VistaChula VistaAdobada TacoAl Pastor PorkCorn1002019-Jul-18https://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-el-gordo-chula-vista-6?hrid=XliOHcS_Q8e0vQySCA5BIQ
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Mariscos JaliscoLos AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsTaco Dorado de CamarónShrimpFried Corn1002019-Sep-18https://www.yelp.com/biz/mariscos-jalisco-los-angeles-3?hrid=kpOGisQSN4Hip9HhFVbovw
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Tacos El RusoLos AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsAsada TacoCarne AsadaFlour100
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Taquizas GilbertoLos AngelesLa PuenteLa PuenteDynamite StickLambTaquito99
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Ocean 97 Seafood (CLOSED)
San DiegoSan DiegoSouth ParkA La Diabla Shrimp TacoShrimpCorn992019-Jul-19https://www.yelp.com/biz/ocean-97-seafood-san-diego?hrid=zK7Clo5YNhO4bQh2epEySg
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TJ TacosSan DiegoEscondidoEscondidoTaco de AdobadaAl Pastor PorkCorn99
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Leo's TacosLos AngelesLos AngelesLa BreaAl Pastor TacoAl Pastor PorkCorn992019-Jun-25https://www.yelp.com/biz/leos-tacos-truck-los-angeles?hrid=Q1MbM-UxBDBboHCkqg049w
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El CochiLos AngelesLa PuenteLa PuenteTaco Dorado de Birria de ResBeef BirriaFried Corn99
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Taco MariaOrangeCosta MesaCosta MesaTaco de EsturionSmoked FishFried Corn992019-Aug-27https://www.yelp.com/biz/taco-maria-costa-mesa?hrid=SSpr0VjjSjzmpW6zJ_96Zw
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Taqueria Vista Hermosa
Los AngelesLos AngelesSouth CentralTaco Al PastorAl Pastor PorkCorn99
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Tire Shop TaqueriaLos AngelesLos AngelesSouth CentralCarne Asada TacoCarne AsadaCorn992019-Sep-19https://www.yelp.com/biz/tire-shop-taqueria-los-angeles?hrid=myf2lAY5NZjuVdQmHu66TQ
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ED Fernandez Restaurant
San DiegoSan DiegoNestorQuesataco ExtremoBeef BirriaGrilled Corn992019-Sep-22https://www.yelp.com/biz/fernandez-restaurant-san-diego?hrid=noZgGkbyy51EYtp3VHFhng
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Los Cinco PuntosLos Angeles
East Los Angeles
East Los Angeles
Carnitas and Nopal TacoCarnitasCorn992020-Sep-02
https://sdtacoguy.com/2020/09/02/mini-review-east-l-a-s-los-5-puntos-serves-one-of-southern-californias-best-carnitas-tacos/
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Sandbar Sports GrillSan DiegoSan DiegoMission BeachTKO Baja Fish TacoFried FishFlour992019-Aug-26https://www.yelp.com/biz/sandbar-sportsbar-and-grill-san-diego?hrid=MLUCmckZ54Sx1F2hhnj4sw
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Carnitas El MomoLos AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsMigajas TacoCarnitasCorn992019-Aug-21https://www.yelp.com/biz/carnitas-el-momo-los-angeles-2?hrid=Q50LVz_BtG-7XiI7rq7FcQ
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Coal BrosSan DiegoSan DiegoLinda VistaMesquite-Grilled Ribeye TacoSteakGrilled Corn99
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Metro BalderasLos AngelesLos AngelesHighland ParkCarnitas Surtida TacoCarnitasCorn982019-Jul-09https://www.yelp.com/biz/metro-balderas-los-angeles-4?hrid=px6ZQ9Ws-uYPc-P6ZCHBgQ
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Alebrije's GrillOrangeSanta AnaSanta AnaTaco AcorazadoMilanesa BeefCorn982019-May-17https://www.yelp.com/biz/alebrijes-grill-santa-ana-4?hrid=Mf4cyk2_QXZ7J6GrdbjUfQ
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Antojitos TenampaSan DiegoLemon GroveLemon GroveCarnitas TacoCarnitasCorn98
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La BarbachaLos AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsTaco de Barbacoa de BorregoLambCorn98
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Ave 26 Taco StandLos AngelesLos AngelesLincoln HeightsAl Pastor TacoAl Pastor PorkCorn982019-May-10https://www.yelp.com/biz/ave-26-taco-stand-los-angeles?hrid=E15n7H4TwYYlxe1O7GpwWQ
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Tacos y Birria La UnicaLos AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsBirra de Chivo QuesatacoGoatGrilled Corn982019-May-31https://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-y-birria-la-unica-los-angeles?hrid=s6G1Jk1Ry8x-2gSNtOGYgA
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Taco MariaOrangeCosta MesaCosta MesaTaco de TocinoPork BellyCorn982019-Aug-27https://www.yelp.com/biz/taco-maria-costa-mesa?hrid=SSpr0VjjSjzmpW6zJ_96Zw
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Guerrilla TacosLos AngelesLos AngelesDTLASteak TacoSteakGrilled Corn982019-Sep-23https://www.yelp.com/biz/guerrilla-tacos-los-angeles?hrid=ngESkKAPD2jbPYZrO2SxKw
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Santa Cecilia Restaurant
Los AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsTaco de TripaTripaCorn98
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Mariscos German Beyer
San DiegoSan DiegoSan Ysidro7 Chiles TacoGrilled FishCorn982019-Aug-15https://www.yelp.com/biz/mariscos-german-beyer-san-diego-3?hrid=XNJa5FB6NVmSZLtY3cJSyg
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Mariscos La PalmaRiversideMoreno ValleyMoreno ValleyGobernador TacoShrimpGrilled Corn982020-Mar-09
https://sdtacoguy.com/2020/03/07/mariscos-la-palma-needs-to-be-on-your-coronavirus-lock-down-bucket-list/
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Guisados DTLALos AngelesLos AngelesDTLATinga de Pollo TacoChickenCorn98
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Guisados Boyle Heights
Los AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsTinga de Pollo TacoChickenCorn982019-Jul-03https://www.yelp.com/biz/guisados-los-angeles?hrid=gdlIIT2HpkbCnibdBxl45w
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Taco MariaOrangeCosta MesaCosta MesaTaco de Mole de PolloChickenCorn982019-Aug-27https://www.yelp.com/biz/taco-maria-costa-mesa?hrid=SSpr0VjjSjzmpW6zJ_96Zw
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Chichen ItzaLos AngelesLos AngelesSouth CentralPoc Chuc TacoGrilled PorkCorn982019-Jun-06https://www.yelp.com/biz/chichen-itza-restaurant-los-angeles-3?hrid=51_AGtVe33DFYDYk-iMEHw
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Xclusive Taqueria Moderna
OrangeLadera RanchLadera RanchPrime Skirt Steak TacoSteakCorn98
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Tacos El RusoLos AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsChile Colorado TacoChile ColoradoFlour98
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El Taco Loco No. 3Los AngelesLong BeachLong BeachBuche TacoBucheCorn982019-May-19https://www.yelp.com/biz/el-taco-loco-no-3-long-beach?hrid=ADvnKGMBho02jgjbbVkGUQ
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Los CochinitosLos AngelesLos AngelesSmorgasburgCarnitas Mixta TacoCarnitasCorn98
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Angel's Tijuana TacosLos AngelesLos Angeles
North Hollywood
Taco Al PastorAl Pastor PorkCorn98
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D.F. TamalesRiversideMoreno ValleyMoreno Valley
Taco de Canasta de Chicharrón Prensado
ChicharrónCorn Al Vapor98
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Don Bravos Grill and Cantina
San DiegoSan DiegoBirdrockFish TacoFried FishCorn982019-Jul-10
https://www.yelp.com/biz/don-bravos-authentic-mexican-cusine-la-jolla?hrid=w2gvfLxI19gb6oZd5EqZnA
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Tacos EnsenadaLos AngelesDuarteDuarteFish TacoFried FishCorn982020-Aug-04
https://sdtacoguy.com/2020/08/04/mini-review-l-a-s-tacos-ensenada-makes-fish-tacos-that-even-a-san-diegan-would-respect/
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Birrieria San MarcosLos AngelesLos AngelesNorth HillsBirria QuesatacoBeef BirriaGrilled Corn98
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Metzli Taqueria at Melody Wine Bar
Los AngelesLos AngelesEast HollywoodBreakfast TacoPork BellyGrilled Corn97
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Coal BrosSan DiegoSan DiegoLinda VistaSurf and Turf TacoSteakGrilled Corn97
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ED Fernandez Restaurant
San DiegoSan DiegoNestorChupacabrasBeef BirriaVampiro972019-Sep-22https://www.yelp.com/biz/fernandez-restaurant-san-diego?hrid=noZgGkbyy51EYtp3VHFhng
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Birrieria y Menuderia Guadalajara
San DiegoChula VistaChula VistaQuesataco de Birria de ChivoGoatGrilled Corn97
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Perro 110Los AngelesLos AngelesSouth CentralPerrón de Carne AsadaCarne AsadaFlour97
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Colonia PublicaLos AngelesWhittierWhittierPork Belly TacoPork BellyCorn972019-Sep-08https://www.yelp.com/biz/colonia-publica-whittier?hrid=bxrpud1WSLOqTn_YhduxmA
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Ricky's Fish TacosLos AngelesLos AngelesLos FelizFried Fish TacoFried FishCorn972019-Jul-22https://www.yelp.com/biz/rickys-fish-tacos-los-angeles-3?hrid=Kidb2n84qcGZGZyphqh5dA
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Taqueria Revolucion (Otay Ranch)
San DiegoChula VistaChula VistaTaco de AdobadaAl Pastor PorkCorn97
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Guisados Boyle Heights
Los AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsChuleta en Chile Verde TacoBraised PorkCorn972019-Jul-03https://www.yelp.com/biz/guisados-los-angeles?hrid=gdlIIT2HpkbCnibdBxl45w
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Ocean 97 Seafood (CLOSED)
San DiegoSan DiegoSouth ParkMarlin TacoSmoked FishCorn972019-Jul-19https://www.yelp.com/biz/ocean-97-seafood-san-diego?hrid=zK7Clo5YNhO4bQh2epEySg
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Baja Cali & Fish TacosLos AngelesLos AngelesHighland ParkFish TacoFried FishCorn97
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Tacos Los GüichosLos AngelesLos Angeles
South Los Angeles
Suadero TacoSuaderoCorn97
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Tacos DFLos AngelesSouth GateSouth Gate
Carnitas Chicharrón Prensado Taco
ChicharrónCorn97
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Carnitas Las Michoacanas
San DiegoSan DiegoRolandoCarnitas TacoCarnitasCorn972019-Aug-05https://www.yelp.com/biz/carnitas-las-michoacanas-san-diego?hrid=fl0I94auCgUaSUGfBhd3ZQ
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Loreto's Fried TurkeyLos AngelesComptonComptonTurkey Taco with SoulTurkeyCorn972019-Sep-11https://www.yelp.com/biz/loretos-fried-turkey-compton?hrid=EbfjVWxIom7F3ceFRe9Icw
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Birria Pa La CrudaLos AngelesLos AngelesEl SerenoTaco de Birria de ResBeef BirriaCorn97
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Mariscos y Birria El Prieto
San DiegoChula VistaChula VistaBirria QuesatacoBeef BirriaGrilled Corn97
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Mariscos 4 Vientos (Lorena St.)
Los AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsTaco Dorado de CamarónShrimpFried Corn97
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Mexicali Taco & Co. (San Gabriel)
Los AngelesSan GabrielSan GabrielCachetada de AsadaCarne AsadaVampiro97
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Ixtaco TaqueriaLos AngelesEl MonteEl MonteAl Tocino TacoPork BellyCorn97
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Zamora BrosLos AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsTaco de CarnitasCarnitasCorn97
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Birria Pa La CrudaLos AngelesLos AngelesEl SerenoQuesataco de Birria de ResBeef BirriaCorn97
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Villa MorelianaLos AngelesLos Angeles
Grand Central Market
Carnitas TacoCarnitasCorn972019-May-07https://www.yelp.com/biz/villa-moreliana-los-angeles-4?hrid=_C3RqDaLDaPRo4NTfB1yDQ
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TJ TacosSan DiegoEscondidoEscondidoTaco de SuaderoSuaderoCorn97
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Birrieria y Menuderia Guadalajara
San DiegoChula VistaChula Vista
Taco de Birria de Chivo con Tortilla Hecha a Mano
GoatCorn97
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Guisados Boyle Heights
Los AngelesLos AngelesBoyle HeightsCochinita Pibil TacoCochinita PibilCorn972019-Jul-03https://www.yelp.com/biz/guisados-los-angeles?hrid=gdlIIT2HpkbCnibdBxl45w
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Tacos Don CucoLos Angeles
East Los Angeles
East Los Angeles
Taco Al PastorAl Pastor PorkCorn97
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La FachadaSan DiegoSan DiegoBarrio LoganCarne Asada TacoCarne AsadaCorn972019-Jul-15https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-fachada-san-diego?hrid=rk2IlufFo-5_cgohi0UlYg
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Miramar Fish Tacos & Beer
San DiegoOceansideOceansideShrimp Jalapeño TacoShrimpCorn972019-Jul-25https://www.yelp.com/biz/miramar-fish-tacos-and-beer-oceanside?hrid=Ym8N7OJzvjGkyeNoQc-MCQ
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The Taco Stand (North Park)
San DiegoSan DiegoNorth ParkTaco de Carne AsadaCarne AsadaCorn97
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D.F. TamalesRiversideMoreno ValleyMoreno ValleyCecina Enchilada TacoCecinaCorn97
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TJ Oyster BarSan DiegoBonitaBonitaBaja Fish TacoFried FishCorn962019-Jul-31https://www.yelp.com/biz/tj-oyster-bar-bonita?hrid=5ngdAwieWmiWxEJDFPF3KQ
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La SinaloenseSan DiegoSpring ValleySpring ValleyGarlic Shrimp TacoShrimpGrilled Corn962019-Aug-08https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-sinaloense-restaurant-spring-valley?hrid=Q2H6BckDYCkqhw29xAe9mw
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Tacos Los ReyesOrangeOrangeOrangeCarnitas TacoCarnitasCorn96
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La Súper BirriaOrangeSanta AnaSanta AnaRed TacoBeef BirriaGrilled Corn96
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El CoraloenseLos AngelesBell GardensBell GardensTaco A La DiablaShrimpGrilled Corn96
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Las MorelianasSan DiegoSan DiegoNormal HeightsTaco de CarnitasCarnitasCorn96
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El CochiLos AngelesLa PuenteLa PuenteMulita de Birria de ResBeef BirriaMulita96
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Tacos La CarretaLos AngelesComptonComptonCarne Asada ChorreadasCarne AsadaVampiro962019-Aug-23https://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-la-carreta-compton?hrid=60egOcie2aI2lMhJzZqocw
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Tacos 1986 DTLALos AngelesLos AngelesDTLAPerrón de Carne AsadaCarne AsadaFlour96
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Mariscos German Beyer
San DiegoSan DiegoSan YsidroPescado TacoFried FishCorn962019-Aug-15https://www.yelp.com/biz/mariscos-german-beyer-san-diego-3?hrid=XNJa5FB6NVmSZLtY3cJSyg
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SonoratownLos AngelesLos AngelesDTLACostilla TacoSteakFlour962020-Aug-26https://sdtacoguy.com/2020/08/26/review-sonoratown-in-downtown-l-a-lives-up-to-the-hype/
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Bizarra CapitalLos AngelesWhittierWhittierTaco de ToreadoRajasCorn96
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Tacos Don CucoLos Angeles
East Los Angeles
East Los Angeles
Carne Asada TacoCarne AsadaCorn96
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PuestoSan DiegoSan DiegoLa JollaFilet Mignon TacoSteakCorn962019-May-13https://www.yelp.com/biz/puesto-la-jolla-la-jolla-4?hrid=PH1cr2AKq6bWCM1_h3noBQ
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Tacos El GSan DiegoNational CityNational CityAdobada TacoAl Pastor PorkCorn962019-Jul-18https://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-el-g-national-city-7?hrid=q1OGO2bdo8pujEJHwBH68w
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El BorregoSan DiegoSan DiegoCity HeightsCochinita Pibil TacoCochinita PibilCorn962019-May-05https://www.yelp.com/biz/el-borrego-restaurant-san-diego?hrid=1wyq2WxhFM8R40dkT83A5w
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Roman's TaqueríaOrangeCosta MesaCosta MesaBarbacoa TacoShredded BeefCorn962019-Jun-13https://www.yelp.com/biz/romans-mexican-restaurant-costa-mesa-3?hrid=jcyHdS9RXHDHXtH56kkvvw
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El Faro TacosLos AngelesLos AngelesSan FernandoTaco Al PastorAl Pastor PorkCorn96
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Francisco's Mexican Deli
San DiegoVistaVistaTaco de CarnitasCarnitasCorn96
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Taqueria Revolucion (Otay Ranch)
San DiegoChula VistaChula VistaTaco de Carne AsadaCarne AsadaCorn96