WHY Tender birria (baby goat), generous carne asada and carnitas tacos, acclaimed chorizo-cheese tacos and restorative menudo on weekends. Watch out for the fiery salsas.
WHAT This friendly, capacious taqueria manages to be both healthful (fresh tomatoes, lean meats, no lard) and authentic.
WHO At lunch, a long line of people from nearby low-key entertainment-industry and tech businesses.
Region: West of the 405
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Features: Breakfast, Dinner, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Value, Vegetarian
Price Range: $10-under
Cuisine Type: Mexican, Taqueria