Everyone who knows or thinks they know about food has heard about food stand operating out of a small parking lot on Virgil Ave. And everyone who’s been here has done nothing but sung the praises of the tacos that come out of the fryers here, especially the fish ones (duh). I’m not going to go into too much detail, as countless people have probably described these tacos in detail and the history/details of this operation on their respective (and better) blogs or on Yelp, where it’s the #1 rated “restaurant” in LA.
What I will say, however, is that these are the best tacos I’ve ever had. Numerous people have told me that this is how it’s done in fish taco capital Ensenada, and Ricky’s still hangs/beats the best of those. And I wholeheartedly believe that, with my limited experience. While that proclamation means nothing coming from someone like me, for me to come to that conclusion while eating said tacos on a midday Saturday when it was cold and slightly drizzling and eating outside really says it all. I’ll brave any condition for this, although it probably wouldn’t reciprocate (it is a food stand operating outdoors, after all).
Notes: cash only. Hours are usually around 12pm-4pm Wednesdays-Sundays (check Ricky’s twitter day of to make sure).
Chris Hei grade: A-
Ricky’s Fish Tacos
1400 N Virgil Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027