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double S Jan 4, 2007 04:32 AM

Hi everyone
I am looking for an excellent taco truck to cater a lunch the day after my wedding in May. I am aware of a couple posts in the recent past on the LA board so if anyone else has had good experiences I would really appreciate a lead...
Thanks in advance!!

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  1. WildSwede RE: double S Jan 4, 2007 02:39 PM

    I have not used them for catering, but I sure have eaten them (about once a week since I found 'em). Fernando and Isaura have a taqueria in the back of a small neighborhood market in Pasadena. They have a cart that they take with them. Their Al Pastor is phenomenal and others have posted that their carne asada and carnitas are the best. I was talking with Fernando a few months ago and he said that he had just done a party where he made 400 tacos (they bring everything with them) and charged somewhere around $450 (or was it the other way around?). Additional items: chicken (he says he uses the thigh meat since it is more moist - my friend loves it), tripas, birria(?), cabeza and probably some others. Such sweet people with great food to boot. Every single person I have taken here loves the food and goes back. It is a gem. The market is located on the northwest corner of Summit and Hammond (1 block east of Raymond, 1 block north of Mountain). Open til 8pm M-Sat; til 2 on Sunday. Cell phone is (626) 278-6327. I have their store number somewhere at home. Give them a try!
    Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials!

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      double S RE: WildSwede Jan 4, 2007 08:48 PM

      Thanks so much. I will give them a call!!

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        WildSwede RE: double S Jan 4, 2007 09:09 PM

        You are most welcome. I just got back from having lunch there. They have Buche (Fernando told me it is Pork Stomach) which I sampled and is actually very good. I may have mis-spoke when I said Birria - but he mentioned that he will also have liver and some other innard this weekend. You can ask him what he has. I believe that he told me he had taken 6 kinds of offerings to that one party we were discussing. Congrats again!

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        Skunk2Racer RE: WildSwede Jan 6, 2007 04:14 AM

        Birria is Goat meat

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        Burger Boy RE: double S Jan 6, 2007 09:04 AM

        Las Costas de Guerrero
        "Ricas Taquizas"
        Flor Pedroza He is in El Monte, i just erased the number but have at work, will get on monday

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          hopalina RE: double S Feb 20, 2007 11:29 AM

          Hi-
          I am looking for a good taco truck/ cart to cater a party in May in Mount Washington. Any suggestions? Who did you end up using?
          Thanks much for your help

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            hopalina RE: hopalina May 18, 2007 08:41 AM

            Hi-
            Here are my findings on good taco trucks that cater:
            1. La Taquizza/Ron Gonzalez/ Aracely
            (323) 584-9137
            (323) 864-4818 (cell)
            3 kinds of meet, 2 salsa, cilantro, grilled onion, lemons and corn tortilla,
            rice and beans. They grill the meat on premises.

            2. Juans Tacos
            (562) 714-8205

            Sometimes it takes them a little while to call back, but they always come through.Yes! They catered a baby shower a bunch of us threw last year and they were SOOO good. They pull up in their own truck and set up a whole grill thing.Our party was pretty casual so depending on what you're looking for, I'm sure they do a few different menus
            3. Fernando
            cell (626) 278-6327,
            they provide salsa, onion, cilantro, limes, radish, corn tortailla, 3-4 meats, napkins and plates, 4 hours. He cooks medium done at restaurant, he brings a grill and cooks well done. Very nice!
            The best is a little market in Pasadena. He told me that he recently did a party in which he took 6 meats and charged $450 for 400 tacos. Call He and his wife Isaura are both wonderful, hardworking people. I love their Al Pastor. Another poster says their carnitas is the best. Fernando and Isaura have a taqueria in the back of a small neighborhood market in Pasadena. They have a cart that they take with them. Their Al Pastor is phenomenal and others have posted that their carne asada and carnitas are the best. I was talking with Fernando a few months ago and he said that he had just done a party where he made 400 tacos (they bring everything with them) and charged somewhere around $450 (or was it the other way around?). Additional items: chicken (he says he uses the thigh meat since it is more moist - my friend loves it), tripas, birria(?), cabeza and probably some others. Such sweet people with great food to boot. Every single person I have taken here loves the food and goes back. It is a gem. The market is located on the northwest corner of Summit and Hammond (1 block east of Raymond, 1 block north of Mountain). Open til 8pm M-Sat; til 2 on Sunday. Cell phone is (626) 278-6327.

          2. skimrunner RE: double S Feb 20, 2007 12:02 PM

            You may be able to find info on this blog:

            http://tacohunt.blogspot.com/

            The guy has found some awesome tacos in LA.

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              vanillajen RE: double S Feb 27, 2007 04:43 PM

              Does anyone have a # for a great Taco Caterer???

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                WildSwede RE: vanillajen Feb 28, 2007 07:39 AM

                See my reply above to the OP. There is a number listed there.

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