6300 York Blvd., Suite 4, Los Angeles
(323) 256-2698, my-taco.com
Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
If you're craving meat, try My Taco's all-meat burrito ($4.75 for a small). If you're craving starch, try the potato taco, which is a hard shell stuffed with mashed potatoes ($1.70). Most of their tacos, burritos, taquitos and quesadillas are also priced for less than $5.
El Huarachito Restaurant
Neighborhood: Lincoln Heights
3010 1/2 N. Broadway, Los Angeles
Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Inexpensive Mexican restaurants line North Broadway in Lincoln Heights, but El Huarachito Restaurant is one of the area's more quaint eateries. Its colorful interior is decorated with Mexican hats, rugs and paintings. Its broad menu includes seafood dishes, breakfast items and several specialties, but stay under $5 by ordering a taco ($1.25), torta ($4.99) or burrito (most are $4.99).
Breakfast burrito from Frank's restaurant
Neighborhood: Miracle Mile
363 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles