The scarcity of late night dining options has been a sore spot for me since I moved to Los Angeles in 2003 from Atlanta, “where parties don’t stop ’til 8:00 in the morning.” So, naturally I am enthusiastic when I find a restaurant that serves food late, like Silver Lake’s newest taquería, Tarascos.
Tarascos is a very pleasing, minimalist taquería. No obnoxious sombreros hanging from the ceiling or mariachi crooners hovering over your guacamole. You walk into a small foyer and order at the counter. The menu is handwritten on chalkboards on the walls – and the prices are minimalist too! $1.50 for tacos, $5.50 for burritos and quesadillas – your choice of charbroiled steak, charbroiled chicken, cochinita pibil, or carnitas. For a smaller taquería, they have an unusually generous vegetarian selection and salads too. They also have some rather delicious flautas, which are not on the online menu right now, but very tasty and not too greasy.
The seating area is outside on a covered patio. Very utilitarian, but plenty of space. They don’t serve alcohol at the moment, but I spoke to the owners and they said they are working on it.
Also, you may want to follow Tarascos on twitter, as they have been announcing nightly specials like “99 cent tacos” or “buy one get one free” if you mention that you saw the promotion on twitter. The specials are different every night, so follow them to stay updated: http://twitter.com/Tarascos.
Tarascos is located at 3319 W. Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake, 90026. Go check them out. They are open until 3:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.