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Simply good tacos.

A taste of Baja from Chef Esdras Ochoa


Mexicali Taco & Co. is about good food.  What have are simple, well-made items that represent the northern-Baja region of Mexicali, Mexico.

Our tortillas are soft & chewy using recipes local to northern Mexican cuisine.  Our marinades, salsas and condiments are made fresh in small batches to give you the most flavorful additions to our delicious food.  Our food is cooked to order to give you the tastiest experience.

We are passionate about our food and want to deliver that in every taco, cachetada, vampiro & zuperman that we serve!  It’s a combination of good food, good people and good times at Mexicali Taco & Co.


Mexicali is a border city in northern Baja, Mexico that is the hometown of Mexicali Taco & Co. founder Esdras Ochoa.  Born in Mexico City and later growing up on the U.S. side in Calexico, the lively culture of Mexicali, especially its street food, made Esdras spend most of his weekends across the border with family.  These culinary memories combined with the comfort foods of home created Mexicali Taco & Co. in 2009.

Esdras opened up a street stand on 1st & Beaudry with mild success.  Taco trucks and stands are a dime a dozen in L.A.  However, the flavors were there from the beginning, and it was only a matter of time before Angelinos started to hear about the taquero whose purpose was to bring the Mexicali taco experience to the City of Angels.

Paul Yoo was minding his business, checking out taco joints throughout L.A. to find a yummy taco.  One random night, he and some friends stopped off at 1st & Beaudry, and the rest is history.  He & Esdras became quick friends and great supporters of one another.

Esdras & Paul decided to become partners and in spring 2012, opened up a brick and mortar for Mexicali Taco & Co., with the hopes of having an operation that could provide a better taqueria experience for its loyal patrons.  In September 2020, the pair opened up their 2nd location in the San Gabriel Valley with all the classics, but with some new flavors as well. Please come on by so we can serve you some of the tastiest tacos around!

*Pictures on website courtesy of Mexicali Taco & Co. & Henry Lim Photography.  Website designed by Eclectiv.