Cielito Lindo - East L.A.E-23 Olvera St, Los Angeles
For nearly 100 years, the humble taco has captured America’s hearts—and many historians trace its California roots to Cielito Lindo in East Los Angeles. This tiny stand, which opens at 9 a.m., has been serving rolled tacos smothered in avocado sauce since 1934. Not much has changed since Aurora Guerrero introduced the flavors of her native Zacatecas to Olvera Street. The shop now has running water—for years the family cooked at home and carried the tortillas in by trolley each morning. But the ownership (Guerrero's descendants) and the flavors (muy auténtico) remain the same.