Thanks to searching “fish tacos” on Yelp, I found La Esquina. With only a handful of ratings to its name, La Esquina was extremely highly rated, which led me to believe that either the reviews were fake or the food was fantastic. After paying them a visit, I’m happy to report that it’s the latter (though I’m almost reluctant to rave about it because I don’t want it to get insanely busy – though they totally deserve to be).
La Esquina is on the corner of a mini mall at Venice and National. There’s limited seating inside (half a dozen seats), and some tables outside. We were lucky because we got here before the lunch rush and only had one person in front of us.
The prices are super reasonable with most tacos at $2.69 to $2.99 for the pescado and camaron. Most burritos are $6.99, with the most expensive at $8.58 for the pescado and camaron. The fish is grilled to order – a generous piece of white fish cooked perfectly.
We got a pescado burrito with rice, beans and onions and three tacos – al pastor, tinga and pescado.
The tacos were delicious – my favorites were the pescado and tinga. Loved the handmade corn tortillas used too.
Everything we ate was excellent, which makes me want to try everything on their menu (except the salad because I’d much rather eat carbs).
Vegetarians can get the calabacitas con rajas (I guess non-vegetarians can order it too, but why when there’s so many tasty proteins to be had).
There’s a large free parking lot in front and street parking on Venice.
Forget Chipotle and Poquito Mas and come here instead. La Esquina has much better food and is even cheaper! Plus, you can feel good about supporting a small local business, while you happily munch away on some pretty awesome tacos.
Location – 8905 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Website – https://laesquinaonvenice.com
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian-Friendly – Yes
Vegan Friendly – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes