Best Stoner-Inspired Mexican Food - 2010
A neon-purple mushroom glows in the window of Laguna Beach's acclaimed Taco Loco. Sure, it offers an almost celestial cure for the post-pot munchies, but the essential beach-day pit stop is a staple for the stoned and sober alike, offering delectable combinations of Mexican, Californian and vegan fare. Fatty chunks of avocado ooze out of the famed blackened-mushroom-tofu burger and slide off the savory chicken nachos. All-outdoor dining makes Taco Loco an impeccable spot to sit and marvel at the fusion of bronzed beach bums, eccentric artists, pastel tourists and wandering crazies that wanders PCH. Whatever herbal concoction Taco Loco uses to achieve its famous, flavorful blackening, we just hope it's enough to keep the restaurant a permanent fixture of Laguna Beach culture.