Love micheladas of all kind? Our list of the best places to grab one in L.A. may just be your summer guide.
If you’ve lived in Los Angeles long enough, you know that micheladas are a SoCal staple. There’s nothing quite like an ice cold beer-infused cocktail complemented by lime juice, chamoy, Clamato, and its oh-so-addictive Tajin rim on a warm summer’s day. [Featured photo courtesy of Toma Micheladas]
The flavorsome drink can easily be a simple experience yet it always carries the possibility of arriving at the table looking like someone threw anything they could find into a cup… Fortunately, the one thing that you can always bet on is the particular gusto a perfectly crafted michelada always manages to deliver with its first sip.
Good luck scrolling through our list of the best spots around L.A. to grab a mouthwatering michelada without drooling all over your keyboard!
1. Diablo Taco
Create the perfect michelada by dropping a tomato and lime diablo popsicle into your beer! This Sunset Boulevard gem serves a spicy yet sweet treat, perfect for a warm day – eat the diablo pop by itself or let it dissolve in your cup for ultra miche-realness.
Location 3129 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. See it on Google maps.
2. La Chuperia
To be honest, these drinks sell themselves. The next time you’re in Lincoln Heights, be sure to pop on over to La Chuperia for watermelon and mango miche-perfection! If you’re craving something a bit on the savory side, order one decked out in shrimp.
Location: 1145 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90033. See it Google maps.
Serving everything from classic to Botona de Agua Chiles realness, LA’s “first michelada food truck” travels around Sylmar to serve Angelenos micheladas of all kind – including vegan and virgin options! After you hunt them down via their Instagram, send them a DM with your order so that you don’t have to wait in line.
Location: Check out their IG to find where the truck will be at for the day!
4. Miches De La Baja
This is definitely one of the South Bay’s best-kept secrets. If you’re looking for something a bit more on the “light side” go for their classic michelada severed with a chamoy and Tajin coated pepino (cucumber) – but if you’re in the mood to go all out, be sure to order this bad boy!
Location: 1151 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90502. See it Google maps.
5. Taco Maria
Not only did they just receive a Michelin star for some of the best blue corn tortilla tacos in town, Tacos Maria is also known to whip up a niceee miche. Their decision to sub out Tajin for a smoked salt rim is an absolute game changer and we’re not complaining about it one bit.
Location: 3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. See it on Google maps.
6. 20/20 Bar and Grill
This placed has been deemed “la casa de las micheladas” due to their incredibly large variety of miche options. With over 60 curated micheladas to choose from, there’s surely something that will fit your needs – like the pickle dickle for example!
Location: Multiple locations in Huntington Park, Downey, and San Bernadino.
If you could capture the perfect summer in a glass, this is what it would look like. Not to much, but the perfect amount of heat! If you’re on the hunt for something super refreshing to cool you down this season, this is your place.
Location: 1846 1/2 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033. See it on Google maps.
8. Block Party
Highland Park has been on the rise in the foodie market and it looks like the city has every intention to take over the drink game too. Even with their seasonally evolving menu, you can always expect their signature Michelada con Paleta, complete with your favorite beer and watermelon flavored popsicle. It’s a summertime win-win!
Location: 5052 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042. See it on Google maps.
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