The Original Taco Bell Tacos – MEXICAN STREET FOOD Tour in Los Angeles, California!

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Thanks to Jeffrey Merrihue ( and Austin Burgess (

Along with Jeffrey and Austin – two food extreme friends, we set off on a day of Mexican food and fun feasting in greater LA.

Gilberto’s Taquiza – For the first stop on this Mexican street food tour, we drove all the way to West Covina, California, about 45 minutes from Central Los Angeles, to a little spot known as Gilberto’s Taquiza. Jeffrey made sure to call Gilberto himself to reserve some of the meat dripping dynamite sticks to make sure we had some. The dynamite sticks are essentially stewed lamb, cooked until fall apart tender and dripping with oil. In order to make them he dunked a tortilla into the hot oil, sizzled it on the hot plate, filled it with the fall apart tender meat, and rolled it up into a taquito. The result was spectacular. Everything else was delicious too, but the dynamite sticks were crazily good.
Total price – $35 for everything

Birrieria Guadalajara – Next we drove a little further towards Riverside, California, to eat birria, a special Mexican goat stew. Again, this is another Mexican food that just melts in your mouth, meat cooked until fall apart tender. It was spectacular and all the staff were very friendly as well.
Total price – $32 for everything

Mitla Cafe – Right across the street from Birrieria Guadalajara you will find Mitla Cafe, home to the original crunchy American taco. An American taco is a crunchy shell, ground beef, iceberg lettuce, yellow cheese, and tame salsa. As the true story goes, Glen Bell was selling food across the street and used to come to Mitla Cafe to eat their amazing crunchy tacos. Eventually he got the owner to show him how to make the crunchy tacos, and he later started the entire taco bell empire. The downside is that he never admitted that he got the idea and recipe from Mitla Cafe. It’s nice to see Mitla Cafe is still doing very well, and their crunchy American tacos are fantastic.
Price – $13.95

Taco Bell – Yes, just for comparison purposes, we had to go to the nearly Taco Bell. It had been years since I had last eaten taco bell. I have to admit the crunchy tacos were decent, but the crunchwrap supreme doritos locos thing we order, nope. That just didn’t do it for me.

Mariscos Jalisco – Finally to end this Mexican street food tour of LA, we headed to Mariscos Jalisco, a legendary seafood truck serving their famous shrimp tostadas and the Poseidon. They were delicious in every dimension, and it was the perfect ending to this full day of amazing Mexican food in LA.
Total price – $13 for everything

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  • A little correction Birriera Guadalajara and Mitla Cafe is in the city of San Bernardino not Riverside. That's amazing that he checked out those places, they're both really good😁

    Krystal 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • How can Mark Wiens eat so much foood and not gain weight? . I mean what the franch toast!!

    Shamain Hussain 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Does anyone know the address for gilberto taquiza

    LaVidaSonidera 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • wow

    Sean Gaming 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Adding a wad of butter to the lightly fried tortillas is so stealable an idea! I’ve got it.

    Melted Monterrey Jack would also work, I bet.

    Jim Tarrant 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • So delicioso, so decadente! Maravellosa.

    Jim Tarrant 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Soup and sandwich “taquiza” style. Looks fabulous!

    Jim Tarrant 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Looks like Dog food
    No thanks
    De tragar eso mejor prefiera morir de hambre 😝

    Jose Ramirez 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Why does the fat guy acts like he has pull

    David Bonilla 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Great Life eating and traveling ☆ Who made that beat around 7:40??

    Aaron Atkins 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Shout out to the Mexican food culture. I'm African American, but boy I tell you, I could never resist the taste of taco's, tostada's, and burritos

    Jejuan Alexsaad Lewis 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • I love this video..I'd love to taste authentic Mexican food. I bet it taste incredible.

    andrea wellons 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Mark must be a picky eater, because he has eaten animal eyes, testicles, 🧠's raw meat and fish, and some s*it I HAVE NEVER SEEN or tasted. But I have NEVER SEEN him go to burger king, Wendy's, McDonald's or KFC and I just seen him HATE, on TACO BELL.

    Leo j Martin 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Marks digestive system along with him having to use the bathroom must be fire retardant as much very spicy food he eats.

    Leo j Martin 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Marks buddy Jeff, must be RICH,or VERY RETIRED.

    Leo j Martin 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • I lived off and on in CALIFORNIA. One thing I can say, especially LOS ANGELES is that the city itself, has dozens of suburbs. Just like San Diego.

    Leo j Martin 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • the only disgusting thing is the american taco with shredded blablabla and non chili sauce lol

    Mouad Marco Laabassi 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • I always skip ahead when he's about to put food in his mouth.

    Anant Sachdeva 22/10/2022 am9:39

    Polos Garcia 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Lol why he eat the tostada at the end like that

    Quan Cardenaz 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Jeffrey? Jefe?

    Ryan Diaz 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • OMG!!!

    William Caudillo Sr. 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Great video guys!!y family and I will be in LA in 16 days for 1 week!! I am so excited as I plan 1 day to do Mexican food tour just like this, I’ve added these locations to my list!!

    Kanale Tumlinson 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • There is no such thing as a Jeffery special he’s white

    IE CHIEF CHEROKEE 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Always stealing.

    Uto Aztecan Family 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Look high af

    Zack R. 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Only the white guy liked Taco Bell 😝😝

    Yair Salman 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Why is this dude do damn fake I cannot stand him

    Jawn Dean 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Mark's palate when he was eating at Taco Bell just had me dying!! We've seen him eat at the oldest restaurant in the world and then have a small plate of eels for over $100.00 and then he's eating a taco for a buck fifty and just laughing. I loved that! Born and raised in Cali and Mexican food is life!! We eat it at least 3-4 times a week.

    Kelly Waggoner 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Bro made birra soup

    Pettycain 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • what is a taco ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a latino voter says jill biden

    northstar10 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • This episode makes me so sad

    Chava 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Mariscos Jaliscos Shrimp Tacos are to die for !!!

    Henry Gallardo 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • You look just like this monster I saw when I did DMT

    Craig S 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Looks absolutely delicious. Latinos got it going on in the kitchen.

    Jeff Scott 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • I love tacos n burritos with everything on it ..

    LIL TRIPY 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Taco Bell is not Mexican food down here in south Texas

    I like your other videos on Mexican food but still away from Taco Bell

    Noe Morin 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • #4

    Maggie Herrera 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • How is this the original Taco Bell tacos this looks nothing like Taco Bell ….. bro needs to stop click baiting people

    Steven Perez 22/10/2022 am9:39
  • Upset I never tried this place I used live a couple blocks from there

    Ojany Fernandez 22/10/2022 am9:39