And sometimes a giant burrito in a 13-inch tortilla seems like the only thing that'll get you through. Welcome to Chronic Tacos, opening tonight in that refined bastion of high cuisine—a strangely modified Chevron.
The first LA outpost of a popular empire in the outskirts, this Chronic is now (as far as we know) the only to-go spot right off the 405 mixing Tecate-Battered Mahi Mahi Tacos with gas pumps, giant SUVs and questionable marijuana references… thereby redefining the term "taco joint."
To explain: the station is owned by West Coast Customs, which has pimped out many a car on reality television… like Shaq's absurdly enormous Hummer out front. (If the station's busy, you might be able to park underneath it.)
Inside is the counter for tacos, Pollo Asado Tostada Bowls in Cabbage or, if it's early, a Gringo Burrito (egg, potato and bacon) for the road. If the struggling actress in the next lane can read her script behind the wheel…
You can get down a tostada bowl.