Tacos Por Favor

Mexican in Santa Monica

This beloved counter-service hole-in-the-wall is dingy, hot and often crowded, with concrete floors, food served on paper plates and a menu so vast that you and your besties could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner here for a week and never order the same thing twice. At least order carne asada, shrimp and chicken tacos and burritos.

Also try the tortas, tostadas, quesadillas and an entire Mexican-American breakfast menu. Hence the lunchtime crush as a cross-section of Santa Monica passes through its doors.