Restaurant serving food out of the side of a food truck built into a wall, garage doors that open to the street in a quirky, muraled setting. Calle Tacos is located at 6508 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Calle Tacos should get an award for best-designed restaurant on the boulevard. Not only did the place take a food truck, cut it in half, and place it on the inside of their restaurant so costumers have to order from the taco truck window, they also went all out in gracing the inside of the restaurant with beautiful graffiti murals of Los Angeles, and literally made the entrance to the bathrooms the front door to the food truck too. While many Mexican restaurants these days may start out as food trucks and developed into a brick and mortar location, Calle Tacos took a different approach to its food truck by finding a permanent place to park along Hollywood Boulevard to begin with. They actually have a food truck parked inside their restaurant, well, at least the facade of one, which helps create a great atmosphere for quality Mexican street grub. Portions are very generous at Calle Tacos and are ideal for sharing if you want to order a bunch of food. We began with the Chipotle Fish Tacos on flour tortilla, which are very flavorful and an instant fave. If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path, instead of an order of nachos, go for the Asada Fries, which started an immediate conversation among fellow diners as their eyes popped out of their heads when they saw this dish. “That’s as decadent as you can get,” one diner exclaimed. “Wow” is all another could muster. Be aware, this is a huge, extremely hearty item. Don’t even think of finishing it. And if you have room for dessert, go for the stuffed Churro, which is simply heaven! Yes, it’s one more decadent item on the menu, but it’s so savory and a must-have. You will need to dance until 4am if you’re chowing down on a club night or this is the perfect food to soak up after booze-filled fun night on the town. As touristy spots go, Calle Taco is in a particularly well-trafficked one. And even if you’re not part of the LA club scene, this makes for a great, affordable meal in the heart of Hollywood.