Home style braises of stewed meat, chiles and spices ooze over fluffy scrambled eggs and seasoned potatoes — all of this, wrapped up in a thick corn tortilla for handheld breakfast glory. Every Sunday from 9–11AM, Guisados serves breakfast tacos giving Downtowners a reason to get out of bed on a lazy Sunday morning.
“We serve everything that I ate as a kid.” says owner Armando De La Torre Jr. For $2.75, Guisados prepares family recipes held close to their hearts, leaving taste buds begging for more. They act as the bridge between pricey upscale restaurants and street corner taco trucks.
Try the six taco sampler and take your palate through a journey south of the border. Flavor intense braises like Mole Poblano, Chicharron or Cochinita Pibil sits atop a bed of scrambled eggs — do the ‘taco head tilt’ and witness this hangover redeemer face to face. Tame that spiced splendor down with cinnamon rice milk Horchata and repeats steps one to three on the next tacos.
Originally from Boyle Heights, the mini- chain opened up shop in the Spring Arcade last year, “We came here to grow our business alongside Downtown.” says De La Torre Jr. As a native Angeleno, he’s seen the changes and knows where Downtown is headed while never losing sight of the people who make Downtown uniquely it’s own.
They take pride in collaborating with local growing artists and feature their work in a rotating artist gallery. Customers can stop by pay respect and feast because at Guisados it’s #InTacosWeTrust.
Janica de Guzman