29 Essential Mexican Restaurants in LA You Need to Try Right Now

If you’ve wandered around this stretch of 6th street prior to 2011, you might recognize Sabores Oaxaqueños as Guelaguetza’s original location. But this Koreatown joint has made a name for itself by serving some of the best Oaxacan food in LA. After stepping through the restaurant’s mini-mart (and perhaps purchasing some Oaxacan chocolate on the way out), you’ll get seated in a colorful dining space that feels like you’re thousands of miles away from central Los Angeles. But the authentic Oaxacan experience just gets better once you try classics like the homemade Horchata with prickly pear topping, the freshly rolled Memelas topped with asiento, bean paste, and grilled meat, or the king of all Oaxacan street foods – the Tlayuda Mixta. This crispy tortilla dish ticks all the boxes with its flavorful bean paste, perfectly grilled tasajo, cecina, and chorizo links, and the kitchen’s savory asiento that makes every bite good enough to consider not sharing with your dinner companions.
How to book: Walk-ins accepted. Order for pickup online or delivery via DoorDash.