Tacos & Tequila

Tacos & Tequila

LA's #1 Real Estate Blog

Tacos & Tequila is the most irreverent online journal in the real estate space. The name was inspired by the office’s favorite afternoon libations and a love for tacos — often served at our open houses across the Westside.

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TacosandTequila.com Becomes the Official Home of SBP’s Award-Winning Digital Magazine
TacosandTequila.com Becomes the Official Home of SBP’s Award-Winning Digital Magazine

December 2, 2022

Plus a look at our brand-new website.

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The SBP Team Gets Grateful
The SBP Team Gets Grateful

November 26, 2022

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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WTF, You Can’t Say That at the Holiday Table! | Part II
WTF, You Can’t Say That at the Holiday Table! | Part II

November 15, 2022

Thanksgiving is just days away, December is already jam-packed with holiday parties, and plans for New Years are taking shape.

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The SBP Guide to Navigating Mortgage Rates in Today’s Market
The SBP Guide to Navigating Mortgage Rates in Today’s Market

November 9, 2022

Below, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about navigating current mortgage rates.

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Coffee & Community: An Interview with Gary Chau of Caffe Luxxe
Video Blog
Coffee & Community: An Interview with Gary Chau of Caffe Luxxe

November 1, 2022

As any SBP insider would know, we can’t live without our morning cup o’ joe.

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SBP Guide: The Best Neighborhoods For Trick-or-Treating in LA
SBP Guide: The Best Neighborhoods For Trick-or-Treating in LA

October 24, 2022

Now get gourd-geous, creep it real and check out the blog below to get the inside spook (too much?).

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Q3 Lowdown: The SBP Market Report
Q3 Lowdown: The SBP Market Report

October 18, 2022

And just like that, Q3 is over and out. You know what they say time flies when you’re stacking up epic stats.

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Plan Your Fall Getaway to These New Boutique Hotels in Southern California
Plan Your Fall Getaway to These New Boutique Hotels in Southern California

October 11, 2022

If anyone’s obsessed with Los Angeles, it’s us (we don’t take our title as the Westside’s #1 real estate team lightly).

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The Issues with LA’s Mega-Mansion Tax & Why You Should Vote NO
The Issues with LA’s Mega-Mansion Tax & Why You Should Vote NO

October 4, 2022

Founding Partners F. Ron Smith & David Berg wanted to ensure you’re aware of the gravity of Measure ULA “mega-mansion tax”

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Out of Office: SBP Gets Sober Curious at Boisson in Brentwood
Video Blog
Out of Office: SBP Gets Sober Curious at Boisson in Brentwood

September 26, 2022

Don’t get us wrong, we love our tequila.

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SBP Guide: 11 LA Restaurants with a View
SBP Guides
SBP Guide: 11 LA Restaurants with a View

September 22, 2022

From oceanfront eateries to those perched high above LA, here are our 11 favorites restaurants with a view.

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The Best Margaritas in Los Angeles, PERIOD.
The Best Margaritas in Los Angeles, PERIOD.

September 6, 2022

Discover our top picks below and start sipping your way into tequila heaven. 

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12 New TV Shows We’ll Be Binging This Fall
12 New TV Shows We’ll Be Binging This Fall

September 2, 2022

We’ve compiled a list of 12 highly anticipated shows we’ll be binging into the new year. Grab the remote, pop some popcorn and dig in.

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The Rise & Fall of iBuyers and Why Real Estate Agents Prevail
The Rise & Fall of iBuyers and Why Real Estate Agents Prevail

September 2, 2022

A company that uses algorithms and technology to buy and resell homes quickly.

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Inside the Ever-Evolving Transformation of Rodeo Drive
Inside the Ever-Evolving Transformation of Rodeo Drive

August 23, 2022

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Rodeo Drive is amongst the most expensive shopping streets in the world.

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The SBP Guide to Brunch on the Westside
The SBP Guide to Brunch on the Westside

August 13, 2022

After a long week of working hard and making deals, there’s nothing better than kicking back with a mimosa in one hand and a breakfast burrito in t...

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3 Life Lessons From Legendary Sportscaster Vin Scully
3 Life Lessons From Legendary Sportscaster Vin Scully

August 10, 2022

Vin Scully will be forever remembered as the greatest voice in the history of baseball, and perhaps in all of sports.

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Out of Office: SBP Pops Into Venice's Iconic Casablanca Restaurant
Video Blog
Out of Office: SBP Pops Into Venice's Iconic Casablanca Restaurant

August 1, 2022

In our latest short film, you’ll find the duo whipping up a batch of Casablanca’s famous flour tortillas

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Music to Our Ears: Free Summer Concerts in LA
Spotlight on LA
SBP Guides
Music to Our Ears: Free Summer Concerts in LA

July 26, 2022

Get out your dancing shoes and read up we can’t wait to see you out there!

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Watch & Learn: SBP’s Favorite Summer Cocktails
Video Blog
Watch & Learn: SBP’s Favorite Summer Cocktails

July 22, 2022

To top it off (pun intended), we even got our in-house bartenders aka several SBP team members.

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VIP Download: The SBP Q2 Market Report
Real Estate
VIP Download: The SBP Q2 Market Report

July 19, 2022

We’re here to update you on the current real estate landscape in Los Angeles.

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SBP on Investing in Real Estate
Real Estate
SBP on Investing in Real Estate

July 12, 2022

Why investing in real estate can be the best bang for your long-term buck.

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Farm to Table at Your Doorstep – They Deliver!
SBP Guides
Farm to Table at Your Doorstep – They Deliver!

July 6, 2022

Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the top six boxes you can get right now in Los Angeles.

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A Look at West LA Architectural Styles
Architecture & Design
Spotlight on LA
A Look at West LA Architectural Styles

June 29, 2022

Since the dawn of time (aka 1781), Los Angeles has been a diverse melting pot of cultures.

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Here’s Why Buying for Your College Student Makes Sense
Real Estate
Here’s Why Buying for Your College Student Makes Sense

June 22, 2022

Don’t believe us? We’ve outlined everything you need to know below.

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SBP on Their Greatest Life Lessons From Dad
SBP Guides
SBP on Their Greatest Life Lessons From Dad

June 15, 2022

From crucial morals and values to everyday motivational sayings to funny soundbites.

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Super Bowl Commercials of the Past: Highlights with SBP’s F. Ron, David & Morty
Video Blog
Super Bowl Commercials of the Past: Highlights with SBP’s F. Ron, David & Morty

June 9, 2022

While last week’s blog featured the most iconic halftime show moments in Super Bowl history.

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SBP Guide: The Ultimate LA Pride Event Calendar
SBP Guides
SBP Guide: The Ultimate LA Pride Event Calendar

June 7, 2022

There are several more events you can attend until the end of June.

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SBP Guide: The Best Bagel Joints in Los Angeles
SBP Guides
SBP Guide: The Best Bagel Joints in Los Angeles

June 1, 2022

New Yorkers frequently, and quite deservedly, claim to have the best bagels.

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Tacos & Tequila on the Road: Beer Tasting with Co-Founder & CEO of Einstök
Video Blog
Tacos & Tequila on the Road: Beer Tasting with Co-Founder & CEO of Einstök

May 25, 2022

Expect lots of great beer and, well, some questionably fishy bites.

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SBP Guide: Last-Minute Memorial Day Weekend Getaways
SBP Guides
SBP Guide: Last-Minute Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

May 17, 2022

The SBP team got together to curate the ultimate three-day-weekend guide.

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The LA Mayoral Election: Everything You Need to Know
Spotlight on LA
The LA Mayoral Election: Everything You Need to Know

May 11, 2022

Right now, Los Angeles is at its most significant turning point since 2013.

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Here’s to Mom: SBP’s Mother’s Day Traditions
SBP Guides
Here’s to Mom: SBP’s Mother’s Day Traditions

May 4, 2022

From cooking up brunch and pouring mimosas to booking a spa day or jetting off to Hawaii.

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Netflix Is a Joke Fest + What to Stream if You Can’t Attend
Spotlight on LA
Netflix Is a Joke Fest + What to Stream if You Can’t Attend

April 27, 2022

Netflix is a joke. No, seriously — they’re hosting a live comedy festival named just that.

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Sbp’s Exclusive Wine Tasting With Helen’s Wines + the Chance to Win a 6-month Wine Club Membership
Video Blog
Sbp’s Exclusive Wine Tasting With Helen’s Wines + the Chance to Win a 6-month Wine...

April 20, 2022

Wine tasting with award-winning sommelier and owner of LA’s famed Helen’s Wines.

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Q1 Wrap-Up: The SBP Market Report
Real Estate
Q1 Wrap-Up: The SBP Market Report

April 13, 2022

Since the start of 2022, Smith & Berg Partners has achieved countless major milestones.

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The Nimble Nest’s Top Tips for Transforming Your Home & Life Through Organization
SBP Guides
The Nimble Nest’s Top Tips for Transforming Your Home & Life Through Organization

April 4, 2022

Spring has sprung, which really only means one thing in sunny Los Angeles.

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SBP Guide: 8 Destination Restaurants to Put on Your Culinary Bucket List
SBP Guides
SBP Guide: 8 Destination Restaurants to Put on Your Culinary Bucket List

March 29, 2022

If you’re anything like us, trying new restaurants is one of the biggest draws of traveling.

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Morty, F. Ron & David Give Their Oscars Picks Ahead of the Big Day & GIVEAWAY
Video Blog
Morty, F. Ron & David Give Their Oscars Picks Ahead of the Big Day & GIVEAWAY

March 22, 2022

Watch the three musketeers give their picks for Best Picture, Actor and Actress, and beyond.

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10 Restaurants Along the LA Marathon Course to Cheer on the Runner in Your Life
Spotlight on LA
10 Restaurants Along the LA Marathon Course to Cheer on the Runner in Your Life

March 15, 2022

If you’re running in the LA Marathon on Sunday, March 20, absolute kudos to you.

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Enter Morty’s Epic Oscars Giveaway to Win Academy Museum Tickets & $250 Gift Card to The Little Door
Enter Morty’s Epic Oscars Giveaway to Win Academy Museum Tickets & $250 Gift Card ...

March 11, 2022

Morty is gearing up for the Oscars on March 27 with this year’s top films on repeat.

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SBP Insider’s Guide: 8 Mini Vacations to Refresh & Recharge
SBP Guides
SBP Insider’s Guide: 8 Mini Vacations to Refresh & Recharge

March 1, 2022

One of the best parts of living in the City of Angels is the ability to escape with complete ease.

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The SBP Guide to Maintaining Your Investment Year-Round
Real Estate
The SBP Guide to Maintaining Your Investment Year-Round

February 24, 2022

You should never turn a blind eye for general longevity of your property.

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Get to Know SBP: An Interview with the Westside’s Go-To Real Estate Team
Real Estate
Get to Know SBP: An Interview with the Westside’s Go-To Real Estate Team

February 17, 2022

You know that Smith & Berg Partners is one of the top real estate teams in America.

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10 Epic Super Bowl Halftime Moments, Plus the Chance to Win an iPad Air
10 Epic Super Bowl Halftime Moments, Plus the Chance to Win an iPad Air

February 1, 2022

We’ve compiled a list of 10 epic halftime show moments and a prop bet challenge.

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12 LA Activities to Check Off Your Bucket List in 2022
Spotlight on LA
12 LA Activities to Check Off Your Bucket List in 2022

January 26, 2022

The much-anticipated Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is now open.

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2021 in Review: SBP’s Q4 Market Report
Real Estate
2021 in Review: SBP’s Q4 Market Report

January 20, 2022

By the end of Q4, our team achieved $568,559,753 in total sales volume.

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Don’t Look Back: 12 Predictions for 2022
Don’t Look Back: 12 Predictions for 2022

January 13, 2022

If there’s one thing for sure in life, it’s that we can’t predict the future.

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SBP on Making 2022 Their Best Year Yet
SBP on Making 2022 Their Best Year Yet

January 5, 2022

We have a feeling that 2022 is going to be one of the best years yet.

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Blooper Reel: SBP Looks Back on 2021
Video Blog
Blooper Reel: SBP Looks Back on 2021

December 30, 2021

A step back to reflect on this past year before diving deep into a fresh 365 days.

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