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Uni, micro cilantro and imported masa: In defense of expensive tacos




Tacos are displayed at The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 28th annual 'A Time For Heroes' family festival at Smashbox Studios on October 29, 2017 in Culver City, California.
Tacos are displayed at The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 28th annual 'A Time For Heroes' family festival at Smashbox Studios on October 29, 2017 in Culver City, California.
Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

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When it comes to tacos, Los Angeles knows its stuff.

For many, one of the attractions of tacos is the price: four of them could set you back for as little as $4.

But in recent years, the popularity of tacos has taken the Mexican culinary staple from the streets of Los Angeles to the halls of high-end dining. And prices have followed along.

In some establishments, one single taco can cost $8.00.

Is it worth it? What are your favorite low and high-end tacos? Let us know, by calling 866 893 5722.

Guest:

Javier Cabral, freelance food, music and culture writer based in Los Angeles; his work has been featured in publications such as the LA Times and LA Weekly; his recent article is “In defense of the $5 taco: It’s time to embrace our new reality