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2056 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027-2719 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #377 of 8,471 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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96% Recommend
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Sarasota, Fl
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a small Food Stand operation on a busy intersection in Los Angeles...but well worth the hassle. At Yuca's you'll find the line long, but very fast. The reason it's so long is that the food is very good, portion sizes larger (burrito must have weighed 3/4 lb) and the price is right $. There is very limited seating,... More

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burbank, ca
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123 reviews 123 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This place hasn't expanded in all the years of serving good Mexican food. Our friend had been anxious to try Yuca's and he was surprised at how small the famous taco stand was. But, once he ate the cochinita pibil tacos, he was sold. I went for a very satisfying machaca burrito and my wife liked her carne asada burrito.... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Being Mexican, I have had some of the best Yucatan food cooked by my grams when on vacation to the Merida area. This is super authentic and better! Have the cochinita pibil - in what ever shape rocks your boat: Taco, burrito, torta... Splash a few drops of the "Yucateco" green hot sauce and you are off to foodie heaven...... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had heard about this restaurant on the Travel Channel while we were in Chicago. So when we got to L.A. we decided to see if it was as good as reported on TV. It did not disappoint. I had the yummy pork tacos. My husband had pork burrito and my son had Yucatan pork burrito and a beef burrito.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Don't let the appearance of this place fool you. It's teeny weeny but there is a place to sit and eat int he back, although that's kind of small too. But the food is really good. Doesn't matter if you want cochinita or a double burger, it's just about as good as it gets. The menu is really pretty big... More

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Don't be put off by the venue this place is delicious. They have even won a James Beard award ( and many other accolades) Carne Asada burrito my favourite but even their burgers are tasty. Love this place and find any excuse I can to go there. Fortunately I find lots of reasons.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Tiny taco stand on Hilhurst Blvd. Blink and you'll miss it, unless you are looking for a line of people. Very inexpensive, great Mexican flavors. Insider tip- home made tamales on Saturdays only. Strangely (as it's a taco stand) one of the best burgers around. You can eat like a king for $6.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

If in the area of Franklin Avenue and Hillhurst and need recharged this is the place. The prices are right and the food is quick and very good. Pulled pork, pulled beef and a lots more. We stopped there last week going from Hollywood to Glendale. Shortly after we stopped the line got bigger and bigger as all the locals... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I like burritos but in Mexico, a burrito is a little donkey. And Mexican does not use sour cream. At all.... My mom is Mexican, I've been traveling all over Mexico my whole life and I went to high school there for 2 years. This food is tasty but authentic its not. And there isn't one kind of Mexican food,... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Yuca's is a trip! Teeny-tiny stand with about 5 people crammed inside making the food. Seating is limited and outside. There's always a line here but the food is so simply prepared that the service is fast. It's very basic food - no frills - but delicious and easy on the wallet. The drink menu is very limited because they... More

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