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The Best Tacos in Covina and West Covina

TacosBoth are distinctly different, but one thing they share in common is great tacos, ranging from CalMex freshness to taqueria classics, from hard-fought brick and mortars to inventive pop-ups.These are the best tacos in West Covina and Covina.West Covina and Covina are neighbors and easily confused by name alone. But the two cities couldn’t be more different.Covina’s history is rooted in agriculture and in 1909, Covina w...

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Both are distinctly different, but one thing they share in common is great tacos, ranging from CalMex freshness to taqueria classics, from hard-fought brick and mortars to inventive pop-ups.

These are the best tacos in West Covina and Covina.

West Covina and Covina are neighbors and easily confused by name alone. But the two cities couldn’t be more different.

Covina’s history is rooted in agriculture and in 1909, Covina was the third largest producer of oranges in the world. Today, a drive down Arrow Highway into Covina certainly feels more rural.

West Covina, stretching all the way from Baldwin Park in the northwest to La Puente and Walnut in the southeast, was incorporated in 1923 to prevent neighboring Covina from building a sewage farm. Distinctly more suburban and working class, West Covina saw a major post-World War II population boom from 1950-1960, jumping from around 5,000 residents to 50,000 in that time.

Both are distinctly different, but one thing they share in common is great tacos, ranging from CalMex freshness to taqueria classics, from hard-fought brick and mortars to inventive pop-ups.

So without further ado, here is the L.A. Taco guide to the best tacos of Covina and West Covina.

This ever popular location of Fonda Don Chon, off of Shoppers Lane in Covina, is popular for its lunch buffet, which promotes “Estilo Jalisco dishes, typical of Covina.” At around $5 a la carte, you can't go wrong with the carnitas here, which are clean and not too greasy, and topped with a dollop of creamy guacamole. The tacos de mariscos are good, too, with the cheesy tacos gobernador having palpable bite to them, while still remaining crispy. Their spicy shrimp toxicas taco feels like their take on the signature Mariscos Jalisco taco, served sideways and topped with avocado.

618 Shoppers Ln. Covina, CA 91723. Closest transit lines: Foothill Transit Lines 281, 284, and 488 - "Rowland/2nd" or Foothill Transit Line 190 - "Citrus/Rowland."

Come for the pulled pork taco, stay for the barbecue. The Covina location of Domestic BBQ, the second of chef Milton Arredondo's acclaimed barbecue spots, is the more experimental. It takes chances on dishes like a smoked chicken liver paté, which may be “slow to catch on in Covina," according to co-owner Erika Herrera, but is delicious. The smoked pulled pork taco is lean and clean, with a surfeit of flavor and a lot of meat inside. The smoked brisket flautas are favorites as well. If you’re looking for great barbecue in the eastern regions of the San Gabriel Valley, Domestic is the spot.

325 N. Citrus Ave. Covina, CA 91723. Closest transit lines: Foothill Transit Line 281 - "Second/College" or Foothill Transit Line 190 - "Badillo/Citrus."

El Camichin, another comfort spot great for mariscos, tacos, and drinks, is located right next door to Domestic. The gobernador tacos (I’m a sucker for shrimp and cheese) and tacos de camarones are favorites, as was the quesabirria, despite a tortilla that had gone soggy on one side after sitting in consome. The camaron options are the call here, as promised by the drawing of the shrimp in their name.

307 N. Citrus Ave. Covina, CA 91723. Closest transit lines: Foothill Transit Line 281 - "Second/College" or Foothill Transit Line 190 - "Badillo/Citrus."

Mr. Piggies' meat menu reads like most taquerias do: asada, pollo, carnitas, and camaron. Then the cochinita pibil catches your eye. Get this Yucatec special of citrus marinated, slow-roasted pork. It's flavorful, simple, and a total gem of a find right on the border of Covina and unincorporated Charter Oak. The tacos de papa are delicious here, too, stuffed with garlic mashed potatoes and freshly fried, before they're topped with cooling lettuce and queso fresco.

20616 E. Arrow Hwy. Covina, CA 91724. Closest transit line: Foothill Transit Line 492 - "Arrow Highway/Bonnie Cove."

If the taqueria is popular with construction workers and landscapers, it’s probably good, as in the case of Poncitlan, which offers no frills, hearty meals. The taco de adobada is packed with flavor and the sure standout on the menu. Don’t skip on the breakfast burritos either, where chorizo, egg, and refried beans get all cozied up inside a flour tortilla. Located along Grand Ave, Poncitlan looks unassuming, with a drive thru reminiscent of the Donut Hole in La Puente. Check out the drawings dotted throughout the dining area. This place is worth a stop.

4710 N. Grand Ave. Covina, CA 91724. Closest transit line: Foothill Transit Line 488 - "Grand/Covina."

Carnicerias that double as markets and restaurants are never a bad thing and that’s what you get at El Pilon. Choose the classics here: asada, al pastor, pollo, or carnitas. Get that same freshly cut carne asada on some nachos, served with a heaping of tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole. Located across the street from a Mochinut, get some tacos and follow it up with an ube mochi donut as a sweet option to chase those savory tacos.

322 S. Glendora Ave. West Covina, CA 91790. Closest transit lines: Foothill Transit Lines 178 and 281 - "Valinda/Glendora" or Foothill Transit Lines 480, 488, and 707 (Silver Streak) - "Vincent/Lakes."

Embrace the crunchy taco. Rero’s serves up delicious Cal-Mex dishes, like its shredded beef crunchy taco or chile verde soft taco. The flautas are laughably long and could probably double as hiking sticks, but are still soft, flaky, and hold up rather well despite a mound of guacamole served on one end. Rero’s also serves up some of the best breakfast burritos in the Eastern San Gabriel Valley, in simple compositions of meat, eggs, beans, cheese, and potatoes.

934 West Covina Pkwy. West Covina, CA 91790. Closest transit lines: Foothill Transit Lines 178, 185, 272, 281, 480, and 707 (Silver Streak) - "West Covina Parkway/California."

Open since 1971, Peter’s El Loco is a classic Cal-Mex place that also served as the filming location for Kenan and Kel’s 1997 “Good Burger” movie, based off their skit from Nickelodeon’s “All That.” The chile verde burrito is delicious but NOT recommended for a cross-section IG photo, as the guts will fall out of it and become virtually impossible to stuff back inside (the food world's revenge on influencers?). The carnitas and crunchy shredded beef taco, sluiced with green sauce, make for fine lunches.

437 S. Glendora Ave. West Covina, CA 91790. Closest transit lines: Foothill Transit Lines 178 and 281 - "Valinda/Glendora" or Foothill Transit Lines 185 and 488 - "Vincent/Glendora."

La Fogata is a brick and mortar restaurant with two other popup stands in West Covina: one off of Maplegrove and Valinda close to Caramelo Cafe, and one off of Grand and Badillo. Traditional taquero meats abound here, so go for the asada, cabeza, and the flame-kissed al pastor—with well-marinated, thick chunks of pork served with slices of pineapple, and you'll be happy. On a Sunday night, the pop-up at Valinda and Maplegrove sees lots of people waiting for tacos, which is always a good sign.

314 N Azusa Ave. West Covina, CA 91791 (Popups: Maplegrove and Valinda; Grand and Badillo). Closest transit lines: Foothill Transit Line 280 - "Azusa/Workman" or Foothill Transit Lines 480 and 707 (Silver Streak) - "10 Freeway/Azusa."

The easternmost location of Tacos Indiana can be found in the city of Covina. Their Instagram account states they have a location on Lark Ellen, but they do move around, as evidenced by the night I happened to find them off of Citrus Ave, adjacent to the Superior Grocers. Asada, carnitas, crispy tripas, and cabeza are popular options here for all the right reasons, and the avocado salsa goes very well with all of the meats.

4502 N. Lark Ellen Ave. Covina, CA (check location or DM via Instagram). Closest transit lines: Foothill Transit Line 190 - "San Bernardino/Lark Ellen" or Foothill Transit Line 280 - "Azusa/Cypress."

Perro 110, the ever-popular Tijuana-style taco truck and rfestaurant, is going to be making an effort to get into the San Gabriel Valley more, posting up near the O’Reilly Auto Parts on Azusa and San Bernardino Road. Mom's own handmade flour tortillas imported from Tijuana, creamy guac, and arrachera steak are the only specialties needed here for success. To a recent inquiry, they said that they are going to try and be in West Covina every Sunday, but keep an eye out and check their Instagram for recent updates

615 N. Azusa Ave. West Covina, CA 91791. Closest transit line: Foothill Transit Line 280 - "Azusa/Puente."

El Patron, the 818 favorite, has blessed the 626 with a truck for delicious tacos dorados, flautas, and burritos stuffed with birria de res. Also, birria egg rolls. These savory shreds of birria de res are poetically complemented with a creamy avocado crema. Also located next to the Superior Grocers off of Lark Ellen, they’re here Tuesday-Thursday from 12pm-8pm, and weekends from 11am-11pm.

4502 Lark Ellen Ave. Covina, CA 91722. Closest transit lines: Foothill Transit Line 190 - "San Bernardino/Lark Ellen" or Foothill Transit Line 280 - "Azusa/Cypress."

West Covina, La Serna use dominant run games to reach CIF-SS football quarterfinals

If a team can run the football in the playoffs, it usually will lead to success.That’s something coaches often talk about. So far it has been true for West Covina’s football team.Last week West Covina won its first playoff game since 2014 by beating Paloma Valley in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 10 playoffs.West Covina rushed for 344 yards, led by Zander Requena’s 37 carries for 287 yards and three touchdowns.West Covina (9-2) will take on Beckman (9-2) at University High i...

If a team can run the football in the playoffs, it usually will lead to success.

That’s something coaches often talk about. So far it has been true for West Covina’s football team.

Last week West Covina won its first playoff game since 2014 by beating Paloma Valley in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 10 playoffs.

West Covina rushed for 344 yards, led by Zander Requena’s 37 carries for 287 yards and three touchdowns.

West Covina (9-2) will take on Beckman (9-2) at University High in Irvine in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Bulldogs coach Mike Maggiore, who has won three CIF-SS championships at the school, said it felt good to win a playoff game.

“There was a time when we were winning playoff games every year, so it felt good to get a playoff win. It’s been a while,” Maggiore said. “Not just that, I thought we played our best game of the year. It wasn’t perfect, but it’s nice to play your best game this time of the year, that’s always the goal.”

When West Covina is at its best, it’s running game leads the way.

“Paloma Valley had a good quarterback, so when you can run it keeps their offense off the field and you can use a lot of clock,” Maggiore said. “Zander’s night was good in that way. He had 20 runs of 7 or more yards, and when you can control the game like that, it usually gives you a good chance to win.”

In Calpreps’ projections for this week, West Covina is a one-point favorite over Beckman.

“The playoff format does a good job of matching up teams pretty evenly,” Maggiore said. “They’re (Beckman) a well-coached team with another good quarterback (Austin Shephard) than can run. They’re smart and disciplined too, so it’s a lot for us to defend.’

LA SERNA RAN FOR NEARLY 400 YARDS IN PLAYOFF WIN

No. 2 seed La Serna also had a lot of success running the ball last week in a 46-21 victory over Great Oak in the first round of the Division 4 playoffs.

It was a committee-type approach, as 12 players registered rushing yards and the team finished with 47 carries for 399 yards.

Owen Long did the most damage with 99 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Senior Jacen Alcaraz rushed seven times for 75 yards, and sophomore Drew Cobos had two carries for 68 yards.

The game plan can change week to week as the Lancers (8-3) advance in the playoffs. They will have a tough task on the road in Friday’s quarterfinals against Trabuco Hills (8-3), a 24-21 winner last week over Newport Harbor.

One thing to watch with La Serna’s offense is the quarterback situation.

Senior Aiden Leonardo has been the team’s starter most of the season, but with about three games to go in the regular season, senior transfer CJ Ceron was granted a change of address transfer by the CIF Southern Section after leaving Cathedral at midseason.

Ceron has returned to where he started. He was a backup QB for La Salle in 2021 when the team reached the Division 4 semifinals. He then transferred to Alemany as a junior and then on to Cathedral.

However, he wasn’t handed the keys when he became eligible at La Serna.

So far, Leonardo has remained in charge for the most part, although during Friday’s victory, Ceron played his most snaps at QB since becoming eligible.

Leonardo started and completed 5 of 10 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown. Ceron finished the game, completing 4 of 8 passes for 45 yards and rushing twice for 13 yards.

While it remains to be seen how the Lancers will deal with their two QBs going forward, as long as they run the ball like they did in the first round, it probably won’t matter.

Discover the Best Beaches Near West Covina, California: A Guide to the Top 5 Must-Visit Beaches

Are you looking for the perfect beach getaway near West Covina, California? Look no further than this guide to the top five must-visit beaches in the area. From stunning sunsets to picturesque views, these beaches offer something for everyone.Address: Seal Beach, CA 90740Approximate distance from West Covina: 30 milesLocated just 30 miles south of West Covina, Seal Beach is the perfect spot for a day trip. With its charming small-town feel and lively main street, Seal Beach is the perfect destination for families and...

Are you looking for the perfect beach getaway near West Covina, California? Look no further than this guide to the top five must-visit beaches in the area. From stunning sunsets to picturesque views, these beaches offer something for everyone.

Address: Seal Beach, CA 90740

Approximate distance from West Covina: 30 miles

Located just 30 miles south of West Covina, Seal Beach is the perfect spot for a day trip. With its charming small-town feel and lively main street, Seal Beach is the perfect destination for families and couples alike. Spend the day swimming in the ocean or lounging on the beach, then head to Main Street for some shopping and dining.

Address: Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Approximate distance from West Covina: 35 miles

Known as "Surf City, USA," Huntington Beach is the perfect destination for surfers and beach lovers alike. With its long stretches of sandy beaches and iconic pier, Huntington Beach is a must-visit spot for anyone looking to soak up some sun and surf. The pier is also home to a number of restaurants and shops, making it the perfect spot to spend the day.

Address: Newport Beach, CA 92660

Approximate distance from West Covina: 45 miles

If you're looking for a more upscale beach experience, look no further than Newport Beach. With its high-end restaurants, luxury shops, and stunning ocean views, Newport Beach is the perfect destination for anyone looking to indulge in a little bit of luxury. Spend the day lounging on the beach or strolling along the boardwalk, then head to one of the many restaurants for a delicious meal.

Address: Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Approximate distance from West Covina: 50 miles

Famous for its picturesque coastline and stunning sunsets, Laguna Beach is a must-visit spot for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Spend the day exploring the tide pools or lounging on the beach, then head to one of the many art galleries or boutiques for a little bit of shopping.

Address: Santa Monica, CA 90401

Approximate distance from West Covina: 30 miles

Beach Located just outside of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Beach is the perfect destination for anyone looking to combine a beach day with a little bit of city exploration. With its iconic pier, world-famous Muscle Beach, and bustling boardwalk, Santa Monica Beach offers a little something for everyone.

No matter which beach you choose to visit, each of these destinations offers its own unique highlights and experiences. From charming small-town vibes to bustling city excitement, there's something for everyone at these top five must-visit beaches near West Covina.

Northmarq completes $40 million sale of Sunset Square multifamily community in West Covina, CA

MultifamilyInvestment Sales - MultifamilyIRVINE, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2023) — Shane Shafer, managing director of Northmarq’s Irvine Multifamily Investment Sales team, has completed the $40 million sale of Sunset Square, a 140-unit multifamily property located at 745 N. Sunset Ave. in West Covina. The four-building property was bu...

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IRVINE, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2023) — Shane Shafer, managing director of Northmarq’s Irvine Multifamily Investment Sales team, has completed the $40 million sale of Sunset Square, a 140-unit multifamily property located at 745 N. Sunset Ave. in West Covina. The four-building property was built in 1964 and renovated in 2015. Northmarq represented the seller. “We are very pleased to be able to close another high-quality Southern California apartment asset,” said Shafer. “This sale shows the strength of the greater Los Angeles market that continues to be in demand for investors. West Covina is a great example of how the suburban Los Angeles markets are producing great opportunity for multifamily investors looking for steady returns in the Los Angeles County market.” Sunset Square is a pet-friendly community located in the beautiful West Corvina neighborhood, minutes away from the Kaiser Permanent Baldwin Park Medical Center, Azusa Pacific University and New Western University. Residents enjoy a central location near high-end dining and local boutiques. Residents can choose from one-, two- or three-bedroom floor plans with quartz countertops, modern interiors and energy-efficient appliances. Sunset Square offers an array of amenities including a swimming pool, fitness center and outdoor lounge areas. Apartment amenities include: White cabinets with kitchen glass tile backsplash, carpet options, chrome lighting and hardware, full-length mirrored closet doors and designer select finishes. Community amenities include: Gated community, laundry facilities, covered parking, gas barbecues, resident clubhouse, extra storage and 24-hour emergency maintenance. View available multifamily properties here.

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Former West Covina fire chief awarded $4.1 million in wrongful termination suit

A former West Covina fire chief who sued the city for wrongful termination was awarded $4.1 million Friday, May 5, by a Los Angeles County jury.Larry Whithorn, a nearly 30-year veteran of the West Covina Fire Department, argued he was fired in April 2019 due to age discrimination and retaliation for reporting a hostile work environment caused by a city commissioner who “was harassing him, disparaging his ...

A former West Covina fire chief who sued the city for wrongful termination was awarded $4.1 million Friday, May 5, by a Los Angeles County jury.

Larry Whithorn, a nearly 30-year veteran of the West Covina Fire Department, argued he was fired in April 2019 due to age discrimination and retaliation for reporting a hostile work environment caused by a city commissioner who “was harassing him, disparaging his name, verbally assaulting him and campaigning to get rid of him,” according to the suit.

Whithorn was represented by attorneys Anna Olevsky, John David and Anthony Nguyen.

“Mr. Whithorn is feeling vindicated,” Olevsky said in an interview. “The way in which they treated him was simply egregious misconduct and, thankfully, he was able to share his story with a jury of his peers, and they understood that he was credible and that he truly did suffer emotional and economical damages. And, fortunately, they awarded him accordingly for that suffering.”

Whithorn’s termination “derailed his career” and his family life, Olevsky said.

“Today, we see a little piece of justice,” she said.

In a statement, West Covina City Attorney Thomas Duarte indicated the court battle may not yet be over.

“We respect the judicial process and the jury’s role in it, but we also respectfully disagree with the verdict that was reached,” Duarte stated. “We intend to file post-trial motions to address certain issues with the court and will appeal this matter if necessary.”

Reached by phone, Duarte declined to answer additional questions about the case.

Whithorn joined the West Covina Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic in 1991 and was promoted to fire chief in 2014. The chief alleged he began experiencing harassment after he spent roughly eight months on medical leave in 2017, according to the lawsuit.

City officials allegedly painted Whithorn as an “absentee” fire chief and “he experienced backlash from many, including individuals in a supervisory and higher position, for taking time off,” the lawsuit states.

That same year, the West Covina Firefighters Association issued a vote of no confidence against Whithorn for allegedly threatening to demote union members or to change their schedules and duties for picketing City Hall.

Whithorn, who took additional time off in 2018 to care for his sick father, argued he was targeted for his absences by a new City Council and other city officials, according to the lawsuit. Councilman Tony Wu and Planning Commissioner Glenn Kennedy allegedly started vocally pushing for Whithorn’s firing more than a year before the fire chief received his actual termination letter, the lawsuit states.

Once Wu became part of the council majority in November 2018, Whithorn said he was asked repeatedly by certain councilmembers and the city’s human resources director when he would be retiring. When Whithorn complained of a hostile work environment, he was reassured that only the city manager could fire him.

Then-City Manager Chris Freeland, Human Resources Director Edward Macias and Finance Director Marcie Medina all resigned suddenly in March 2019. Within a month, Freeland’s replacement, David Carmany, met with Whithorn and asked him to step down, too.

In the lawsuit, Whithorn’s attorneys accused Carmany of “chastising his performance, berating Whithorn in front of his co-workers and direct reports and in private and refusing to work with Whithorn,” the lawsuit states.

Whithorn declined to sign the resignation letter and was terminated three days later. His attorneys alleged he was not given the appropriate notice or a proper chance to appeal.

Carmany, at the time, said the city was seeking new leadership to “establish bold new goals for improved community service.”

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