By David Bilbao
Guisados tacos, located on the corner of Saint Louis and East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, delivers their individual touch to traditional Latin American food.
Tacos ranging from steak, chicken, pork, shrimp, veggie, bean and fish, Guisados has a large variety of dishes.
All of their selections are placed on a handmade tortilla, to be recognized differently from the standard or local taco stands in Boyle Heights.
Along with its wide variety of tacos, ceviche and tamales are served for those who want a taste of variety.
The tacos at Guisados are priced at $2.50 each, which is more expensive from the usual taco restaurants.
Guisados appeared to be a bit small, but had a lot of art along the walls of the restaurant.
Taking about 10 minutes to be served, the food came fresh with a delightful aroma.
The three tacos that were popular at Guisados were the shrimp taco, steak picado and bistek en salsa roja. The tacos looked delicious, but were served on a silly iron platter.
The steak picado and bistek en salsa roja were one of the common orders in their menu and they were announced as a must try dish.
The steak picado is served with a handmade tortilla sitting on top of a thin layer of black beans with a whip of guacamole on top.
The taco is a fine pick as the meat is tender and chewy. It gave an ease to the taste buds with the blend of black beans.
The bistek en salsa roja, which means beef in red sauce, was served with a bottom layer of black beans and of fresh sliced avocado.
The meat was fine and juicy, which was complimentary of the soft tortilla and avocado.
Their shrimp taco was served with sliced green peppers, onions and red peppers topped with a smooth zesty chipotle cream.
The shrimp taco has a subtle crunch once taking a bite out of the taco. It was complimentary of the soft cooked shrimp whisked in chipotle cream. It delivered a very complex but relaxing taste.
The ceviche they serve is a great choice as well.
Served on top of a tostada is a mixture of tomatoes, onions, cilantro and fish.
The tostada had a citrus lime flavor alongside the chopped vegetables and fish.
Their food is open for takeout and is overall a fine place to enjoy a good time with friends or family.
For more information, call 323-264-7201, or check their Facebook page.