From left, clockwise: Ensenada fish tacos, potato crunchy tacos, and asada taqueria tacos from Hole Mole. Photo by Asia Morris.
With Long Beach's seemingly-endless supply of sit-down, walk-up, family-style, fast-food, chain or mom-and-pop Mexican joints, every day is Taco Day. While National Taco Day doesn't fall on a Tuesday this year, it's as good an excuse as any to go out and stuff our faces with some of our favorite local offerings.
I prefer homemade, but if I had to choose, I’ve been going to Hole Mole a lot, specifically the Cal Heights and Alamitos Beach locations, since it's conveniently spread out throughout the city. They have really good fish tacos.
Hole Mole Ensenada fish taco - $1.69 | Menu
Also Hole Mole fish tacos, but if I’m feeling like something different, Seabirds’ vegan beer-battered avocado tacos (with extra Seabirds sauce) are the way to go.
Seabirds Kitchen beer battered avo taco - $4.50 | Menu
Baja Sonora hard shell shredded beef. They've never let me down, plus I like cheese on my tacos.
Baja Sonora deep fried hard tacos, shredded beef - $2.85 | Menu
Definitely Playa Amor’s soyrizo and potato tacos. They’re savory and filling, and they’re served with spicy aji amarillo which gives them a good kick. If you order them without queso, they’re vegan.
Playa Amor vegetarian tacos - $11 for 3 | Menu
Leo’s fish tacos are always delicious and taste super fresh, and for $1.50 on Taco Tuesday, you can’t beat the price.
Leo’s Mexican Grill soft taco, fish - $2.99 | Menu
Super Mex carnitas tacos are always fresh and never greasy!
Super Mex carnitas taco - $3.25 | Menu