I went to two wonderful spots tonight, both recommended to me by my dear friend and roomie, Kelsey.
First, Tamix on the corner of Pico and Westmoreland, right near downtown. Don’t ever go there alone, always bring a friend. It’s not in the best part of town, and well, it’s a taco truck in the middle of a car wash lot. Tacos are 1$, I repeat, 1$. Two tacos plus their deliciously sweet horchata = $3.50… you can’t beat this deal. The tacos are tiny, but definitely filling for a snack. Otherwise, about 3-4 tacos would make a meal, but still, that’s just a few bucks! I’ll recommend the al pastor taco, although next time I will definitely try the chicken. Also, they have a wonderful selection of salsas and extra things to put on your taco. This place is where’s its AT!
Next, headed to Balconi in West LA, an area I rarely frequent. But it’s nestled on a not-too-busy part of Olympic Blvd and is incredibly quiet… most people were there to study/read. A small but specialized menu of coffee, priced from 4.5 – 6$ depending on if you get a small or a large. The barista let’s you smell the coffee ground before he makes it with this really unique chemistry lab-looking coffee-making apparatus. The coffee is delicious and so full of flavors you can’t find anywhere else. Check out their website: http://www.balconicoffeecompany.com/