STAFF PICKS: Our Favorite Spots to Celebrate National Taco Day


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

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