According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a taco is "a Mexican food that consists of a folded and usually fried piece of thin bread (called a tortilla) that is filled with meat, cheese, lettuce, etc." Los Angeles is the epicenter of taco activity in the United States and therefore was the perfect location for Thrillist to host their first ever Taco Knockout. Celebrating Mexico's greatest street food, nine chefs demonstrated how tacos can come in many styles and flavors. They are so tasty that tacos are the Please The Palate pick of the week.
From vegetarian to tuna to octopus to beef, lamb and pork, the assortment of tacos was as diverse as some of Southern California's chefs whipped up their inventive spins on the classic taco.
AQUI ES TEXCOCO - Traditional Mexican-style lamb barbecue tacos
Nothing is more quintessential California than a restaurant on the beach overlooking the ocean. For Los Angelenos, we sometimes take for granted the ocean that is in our backyard. We tend to think of the restaurants that line the coast as tourist destinations.
But tourist or local, an afternoon or evening spent eating at Duke's in Malibu is a great escape. After a beautiful drive up PCH to Malibu, you will find Duke's 9 miles north of Santa Monica. Opened in 1996, Duke's honors the father of modern day surfing and Olympian Duke Kahanamoku. The Hawaiian themed restaurant continues the traditions of the original "Ambassador of Aloha".