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About B.S. Taqueria

B.S. Taqueria demonstrates elements of long-established tradition, paired with contemporary approaches, and local flavors. The fare is authentically inauthentic, representing a city of migrant-rich flavors through the lens of a native. The Taqueria provides the ideal backdrop for chef Ray Garcia’s rift on convention, a casual, counter service environment for lunch, and bustling full service dinner. Sides, such as the Lemon-Pepper Chicken Chicharrones and "Rice and Beans" are perfect to share with the group, but the headliner remains the taco. House favorites include the chorizo and papas and the clams and lardo.

Join us for Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Delivery now available.

Inquire about offsite catering on our wesbite.

Gift Cards Available: http://www.bstaqueria.com/giftcards/

514 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
11:30am - 10:00pm

Friday
11:30am - 11:00pm

Saturday
5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00pm

Happy Hour
Monday-Friday
5:00pm-7:00pm

Cross Street:
Grand

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 622-3744

Website:
http://www.bstaqueria.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking nightly. Limited street parking and public lots also available.

Public Transit:
7th Street Metro Station is a block and a half away with connection to the Red,Purple, Blue and Expo metro lines.

Executive Chef:
Ray Garcia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

B.S. Taqueria demonstrates elements of long-established tradition, paired with contemporary approaches, and local flavors.

B.S. Taqueria Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Spicy (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Tapas (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fun (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Mole fries were amazing. Tacos all had great flavor and were delicious. Churros hit the spot to end the meal. I could easily come back here over and over again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite dishes were the Corn and Churros. This place is a tight squeeze, but the makeshift patio in the back was charming. Our server was good at providing us recommendations and checking up on us. However, our food orders didn’t come out on a timely manner. We had to remind our server that we’re still waiting on this or that...but she was very responsive and was able to address those issues promptly. Other than that our experience was good.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great ambiance! The blue masa used for the tacos was very thick, too thick. It really distracted from the flavor of the taco fillings. The guacamole was amazing & the street corn is a must order! Overall a solid 4 out of 5.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

As the sister to Broken Spanish, expectations were high going in. Loved the serving style of tacos coming out family style. This was my first time visiting LA so hispanic food was high on my list and B.S. Taqueria didn't disappoint.

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was delicious! We had dinner there recently. I had the Squash Enchiladas (fantastic!) and my friend had two tacos. The margaritas were very good -- classic and well balanced. We shared the churros for dessert (big enough for 2-4 depending on your portion) and they were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, served with a little pot of chocolate. It's a bit noisy and not fancy, but fun. Prices are reasonable. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious tacos, elote, and especially the mole fries. Absolutely delicious, everything is made with lots of thought.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

really great stuff here for you to eat and enjoy if you like tacos

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the worst restaurants i have ever eaten at. The food was terrible. Tried a salad and that was really bad. I am not sure why this restaurants gets 4 stars. I will never ever go back. It is apparent that the people who have rated this restaurant so high does not require much from a restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great beer list and appetizers. Had the guacamole to die for with chips. It is a busy place, so you have to make sure you get the waiter’s attention when you are ordering additional beverages. The food was fresh and tasty. Our out-of -state friend was particularly impressed with the menu and choices and he is not new to travel in this area. My husband had the carnitas and fish tacos. My friend had the chorizo burger, and I had the ceviche. We shared the grilled corn and the beans and rice. Even the sides were really good. Going back to eat more...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food, great service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

They didn’t honor my reservation, stating that the restaurant closed at 10:50, while Open Table allowed me to do an 11pm reservation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Tacos are outstanding, just great fresh flavors. Guacamole and chips also solid.
Rice and Beans very different but good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is outstanding. Easy, casual. I highly recommend. I am a pickey eater and the chef accommodated my request.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Had friends in from out of country. They were looking for something very LA, and I couldn’t think of anything more LA than B.S. Taqueria. They have the best tacos, the best drinks, and THE BEST CHURROS, hands down.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Horrible service, very hot temperature I was sweating

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Happy hour is a good deal. Trout was excellent. Cauliflower too spicy, corn nothing special.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything was fantastic, though the chorizo tacos were the stars of the show!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was great, but expect to feel the heat!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

These were some of the best tacos our group has ever had! We got every single one on the menu! There is some kick in just about everything so be careful if you are not into spicy food. We cannot wait to come back and eat more tacos and guacamole! We also loved their mole fries and bean dip.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious but SPICY - be forewarned. Almost everything on the menu has some degree of spice, so if you don't like spicy food, don't go (this is the only reason why I don't give 5 stars for the food). Food was organic and creative. Maybe if you ask they can lessen the level of "hot"...

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good fish and shrimp tacos, but Carne asada arrived cold. Amazing churros!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This place is the best. Seriously. Even if it were just for this reason: they use heirloom corn for their tortillas. Don't know what that means? Go find out. It makes a huge difference. Trust me.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Casual, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I was in LA to see Phila Eagles play the LA Rams. Went to the restaurant because conveniently located near my hotel and the prices were very decent for the food we got. Arrived in time for Happy Hour and shared a picher of Margaritas with my son. They were very good and fairly priced at $24. The tacos were also good but all you got was one small taco (just $2) so you're going to need to eat quite a few depending on how hungry you are. Also had a Chorizo Cheeseburger and it was very tasty but a bit greasy (for my taste) but very faitly priced at $8 on the Happy hour menu. Overall a very good value for the price.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love this place, but very upset they took the clam & lardon tacos off the menu. They were amazing. Please bring them back. Otherwise, the food is exceptional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Really wanted to love this place but everything was SO SPICY. Let me preface that I LOVE spicy food and have a high tolerance for heat. Everything, even the beans and rice was way way too hot. And the flavors uniform. There could have been such yummy food but my mom didn't go numb. Everyone at our table had the same reaction and we left with numb tongues. Maybe the line cook was a little heavy handed with the cayenne the other night. Will be back to see if its a fluke.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was great. Will go back when I am in the area again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Best chorizo and papas tacos EVER!!! The churros were soft and freshly made! Decadent!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Third visit to BS Taqueria, and I absolutely love it! I was able to book a same day reservation thru open table. I would highly recommend this LA gem!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food! Really quick service and very friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food not good, overpriced. Menu items on OpenTable were not on restaurant menu anymore. Asada plate meat was so tough and hard to chew. Regrettable visit.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was good but meal was not paced well. Apps, entrees and sides all came at the same time or in the wrong order so the table was crowded with a million plates. It felt like they were rushing us out.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My new favorite restaurant for the food. Mexican food lovers paradise. Pricey but worth it. Needs more servers.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had a very nice time here. Arrived in time for the Happy Hour pitchers of margaritas and dove right in to Guacamole, Bean Dip and Ceviche Tostada, all of which were excellent.

Split the Chorizo Cheeseburger (thumbs up) and the Carne Asada (thumbs down, bland at best) main plates. Our colleagues split the trout and said it was excellent. For dessert, the Churros were OK, but the Tres Leches was GREAT.

Would have gotten 5 stars except for the Carne Asada and the "too loud" atmosphere. We were a party of 7 and I could only converse with the people next to and across from me. So we spent the dinner divided into parties of 4 and 3 for conversation. We were in the back room, so perhaps the front room would have been better for conversation.

Again, would definitely recommend for some good tapas and drinks, but if you are look to have a nice conversation with your party, eat quick and find a quieter spot.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I've been hearing about BS Taqueria for some time and tried it before a game this week. It was okay but nothing special. The tacos are good and actually quite similar to those available their stand at Staples Center. Guacamole and roasted corn are also very good while beans and rice and salad were okay. For a quick bite it's fine but not a place to linger.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I found the trout was perfectly prepared and the tortillas went surprisingly well with it. This place is so relaxed that we lingered for far too long.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and service as always we will be back!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I dined here before going to a play nearby. The food surpassed our expectations! Every dish was exceptional and original. We will definitely be coming back again. Try the roasted corn. It's to die for!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The margarita and churros were the best I've ever had! Everything else was pretty good. The back area was super cute, a little indoor space that feels like you're outside. I recommend this place, it was fun and delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Just about everything is smothered in hot sauce, even the guac although it doesn't say it on the menu. If you have sensitivity to spicy I would recommend (even if the menu doesn't say spicy) just to ask for anything you order without hot sauce. Overall amazing place and delish food, just could be a little less spicy! It was also hard to get more water.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Love the food, but would like a few options that are not 5 alarm fire hot dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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