Takos Katrochos Y Pupusas - Sublime
It's been awhile since my last taco truck post...still on the hunt, but have found little worthwhile until now. Takos Katrochos is a taco trailer that sets up on Slauson Ave just east of Vermont daily (I was told) from 10a-10p. If you want to be sure of the hours, call them at 323-356-8161. On to the chow:
Since I arrived pre-lunch, I only ordered two tacos. The first was the asada. It appeared a bit dry, but the more I ate the better it got. The true beef flavors kept coming. The meat was not overly tender, yet easy to eat. This was a solid asada taco. Then I ventured to a pastor taco. By apprearance, I thought I really made a big mistake. Their pastor looked nothing like others I have eaten in the past (I have probably visited 50-60 trucks and always have pastor). It was darker in color, almost more beef-like in appearance. There was none of the standard rust color sauce cooked in.
ONE BITE IS ALL IT TOOK! Holy Guacamole Batman. The intensity of the slow-cooked roast flavor was intoxicating. How could something so ordinary looking taste so exceptional. This was the king of all pastor. I talked to the owner, who must of wondered what got into this gringo with the silly grin on his face. I looked like I was four and just got my first bike. When queried, he said the secret to his pastor is that he removes all the grease from it. I simply bowed to him and vowed to return soon.
All condiments are on a table for self-serve. I had the red sauce on both tacos and it was excellent. Also, the truck is available for hire (parties and the like).