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Mexicali Taco & Co: Finding success in Los Angeles's crowded Mexican food market

Eugene Adams

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Where can you find Mexican food in Los Angeles?


Mexican food is soo popular in Southern California it can be found on almost every corner. 

A lot of it is good too. 

Finding success in the crowded Mexican food market isn't easy. Only the best survive long-term. 

Mexicali Taco & Co. is unquestionably one of the good ones.

Mexicali Taco & Co.

Mexicali Taco & Co. has a simple mission; serve good food. They do that by cooking well-made food that represents the region of Mexicali, Mexico.

Esdras Ochoa was born in Mexicali before later coming to the USA. Thankfully he took the delicious part of his culture with him. 

Esdras first opened a street stand and had mild success. But, it was only a matter of time before he made it big with food as good as his. 

In 2012 Esdras and Paul Yoo opened up a brick and mortar Mexicali Taco & Co. The success of the DTLA location led to a 2nd location opening in 2020. 


The menu does a great job of keeping things simple. That simplicity helps them keep the quality of everything high. 

Their Vampiros are probably the most popular part of the menu. Personally, I'm a sucker for their Shrimp and Fish Tacos. 

If you're not in the mood for tacos, their nachos and Mexican fries are delicious. 

Note: If DTLA is too far for you, they also have a San Gabriel Valley location (1811 S. San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776).

Hours and Other Information


Monday — Thursday: 11 am- 8 pm
Friday — Saturday: 11 am- 9 pm
Sunday: Closed

Address: 702 N. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 613–0416

Website: www.mexicalitaco.com

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