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Any good Taco Truck streets or hot spots ?

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Carnivore Nov 5, 2006 10:07 AM

I'm looking for late night mexican food at stands, trucks, restaurants, or even just some dude with a bbq in a parking lot. Anything open past 12. I love to bomb around LA combing the streets.Tonite I drove from the 405 all the way up Pico/Olympic to downtown and then back down Venice blvd. There were some taco trucks, but not as many as i would have expected. I ended up actually driving to East LA near Whittier where the trucks were plentiful. WHERE ARE THE HOT SPOTS or streets that have a lot of Taco stands regularly at night? Do I have to go to NOHO, or near clubs? Is there anywhere, any neighborhood where their are so many options that you could take a walking tour?

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  1. tatertots RE: Carnivore Nov 5, 2006 04:06 PM

    Not going to take any credit for this, but you should check out this guy's blog to get your answer:

    http://tacohunt.blogspot.com/

    1. Das Ubergeek RE: Carnivore Nov 5, 2006 04:13 PM

      You might have better luck on a weeknight... Victory, Vanowen, Sherman and Roscoe (E-W) or Van Nuys, Reseda, Sunland, upper Laurel Canyon (N-S), in the Valley.

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        Ernie RE: Carnivore Nov 5, 2006 04:27 PM

        Olympic Bl in East LA usually has a good selection of taco trucks as well as along Huntington Dr and Mission Dr in the El Sereno area

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          Carnivore RE: Ernie Nov 5, 2006 09:39 PM

          Wow, I drove Olympic Blvd. I kept hearing how many trucks it had, but it was dead. I followed it way out into East LA and there were only warehouses and empty streets.This was between 12:00 and 2:00. Is that too late, too early?

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            Das Ubergeek RE: Carnivore Nov 5, 2006 11:16 PM

            It was a weekend... and yes, that's a bit too late for most taco trucks, at least in the Valley -- couldn't speak for Olympic Blvd.

        2. Dommy RE: Carnivore Nov 5, 2006 05:21 PM

          Driving down 3rd from Vermont (On the way to the grove from a Korea town dinner :)) , you can REALLY hit lots Taco trucks and carts. :)

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            xdrixn RE: Carnivore Nov 5, 2006 10:32 PM

            the le tehuana truck on 3rd and normandie has awesome pastor. only in the evenings,

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              Carnivore RE: xdrixn Nov 6, 2006 12:32 AM

              sounds like i've got to get over to 3rd.and go out a little earlier

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              Hailyn RE: Carnivore Nov 6, 2006 04:17 PM

              I'm surprised no one's mentioned York Blvd. in Highland Park. Two great taco trucks, El Pique (with D.F. tacos -- get the al pastor), and La Estrella, are always there at York and 53rd and 54th. It's also a great stretch of road for all sorts of fabulous Mexican food: Antojitos Guerreros, El Metate (do a search on this board -- lots of rave reviews), Huaraches Aztecas, the newly reopened El Arco Iris, and on and on and on.

              J. Gold wrote an article about York Blvd. a while back:

              http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/cou...

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