Friday, March 06, 2009

Los Cinco Puntos - Los Angeles

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Cousin Q asked if I wanted to try a place that made thick handmade tortillas for their soft tacos.


What's los cinco puntos? The five points as the market is located at the intersection of five streets.

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You can see them making the tortillas.

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Los Cinco Puntos is mainly a market with various meats and offal on steam trays.

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Sheep's head and intestines too.

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And a whole variety of chili peppers.

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We brought our $2.50 tacos home. They were quite large and a bit messy with all the guacamole.

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No matter. The tortillas were fresh and warm and the fillings were plentiful. We each had one and were stuffed.

Other Mexican restaurants:
Carnitas Michoacan - Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights)
Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen - Orange
King Taco Restaurants #11 - El Monte (Garvey Ave.)
Old Town Mexican Cafe and Cantina - San Diego
Senor Fish - Alhambra
Tacos Baja Ensenada - (East) Los Angeles
Taqueria Chihuahua - Los Angeles (Mar Vista)

Los Cinco Puntos
3300 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Closed Wednesdays
Thursday to Tuesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1 year ago today, nachos, Texas-style.
2 years ago today, blood orange grapefruit juice.


  1. I've always wondered what was inside this place! It's not far from us. Now I'm ready to go inside!

  2. hi wc - those tortillas look so nice and soft! nice!!!! don't know about eating sheeps head though. O_o

  3. Oh, that guacamole! Looks wonderful. We mostly get awful tasteless woody avos over here :-/

  4. I did not get nopales (cactus) with my taco though! Didn't know I had to ask for it T_T

  5. DD,
    The handmade tortilla was mighty tasty.

    You should try!

    Fluffy and soft for sure. That sheep's head was a little freaky. The eyes!

    No, I don't imagine avocados transport well. :(

    I love nopales!


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