Revolutionario Tacos

Not too far away from DTLA lies an area near USC some  call South LA. It’s here that you’ll find what I think is LA’s best but not fully yet discovered Taco spot, “Revolutionario Tacos.”  This joint was also just named the Southland’s favorite in the annual Taco Madness tournament.

First off, Revolutionario does not serve traditional Tacos. So if you’re craving a cheap taco truck Al Pastor or Carne Asada Taco, this isn’t the place for you.

Instead, if you have a sophisticated, adventurous palate and love tacos, Revolutionario will bless your hungry belly with their one of a kind  North African Tacos.

Chef Farid Zadi creates unique cross border inventive tacos with bold flavors. I have yet to find such an eclectic tasty variety anywhere else.
 The taco choices are overwhelmingly delicious.  Selections include Duck Hash, Smoked Lamb, Pozole Tangine (vegetables, hominy, lamb, beef and chicken) Chickpea Tagine (spinach and sweet potatoes) Cilantro Yogurt Chicken, Black Eyed Pea Falafel, Beef Brisket Barbacoa and  Shakshouka (sweet peppers, tomatoes and egg)

Chef Zadhi’s suggested I order his signature Tacos.

The Duck Hash Taco

The Smoked Lamb Taco


I would’ve ordered more but had another eating engagement immediately following. My advice:  Bring a friend so you can try everything, even the tacos without meat.

To compliment your Tacos, there is a unique salsa and toppings bar.  My favorite is the Pineapple Kimchee… (3rd from the right), but honestly, these tacos are  so yummy and flavorful on their own, the toppings are not needed.  

Salads, Burrito bowls, Quesadillas and Sandwiches are also offered, but what you really want to order are the Tacos.

Revolutionario Tacos has creative fun artwork.


No alcohol, so order a fresh Agua Fresca with your Tacos.  Flavors vary weekly.

Revolutionario Tacos are cheap!  These delicacies range in price from $1.75 – $3.25. The tortillas are on the smaller side, but there is a pile of filling on top; making the Taco a hearty portion.

Bells and Whistles:

Clean and ample tables for eating , napkins and utensils, free water (no more water rationing) a proper bathroom (yes) and a free parking lot with limited spaces.

If you live far away or just don’t have it in you to drive to South LA,  save the visit for your next flight to or from LAX.  My most recent flight landed smack in the middle of rush hour, so this was a perfect way to break up the monotony of traffic with a delicious taco treat.

Credit cards are accepted but they prefer you don’t use Am Ex.

Revolutionario Tacos is located at 1436 West Jefferson Blvd, in Los Angeleson on the south side of the street.  Call them at 424-223-3526

They are closed on Mondays and open Tuesday through Sunday from  11:30 am – 9 pm.



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