Boyle Heights Specialty
2310 Whittier Blvd., Boyle Heights
Other locations: West Adams Palms
Guisado’s Boyle Heights
2100 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Boyle Heights
There's no short supply of Mexican food in LA, so when we say that Guisados has some of the best, it's a hefty stamp of approval. Guisado is the Spanish word for stew—the kind of slow-braised, spiced meats that taste just as good with a side of rice and beans as they do starring in a taco—and that's exactly where this spot excels. Slow roasted pork with pickled red onions is the fan favorite, but they also do excellent fish, steak, and chicken. The original is in Boyle Heights, though they've since expanded to Echo Park, West Hollywood, and Downtown.