Mariela's Taco is a small taqueria located at the border of Silver Lake and Echo Park. It specializes in tacos, but the restaurant also carries burritos, sopes, tortas and more. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you're feeling a little adventurous, try a taco with lengua (cow tongue) filling. If you want to play it safe on your first visit and you arrive with an appetite, the carne asada burrito is a great choice. During the weekend, it also makes a traditional menudo soup that's as authentic as it gets. Mariela's is a cash-only restaurant, but does have an ATM inside.