Recommend a carniceria for marinated carne asada in SGV
i'm having a bbq potluck type thing and i want to bring some nice marinated carne asada to grill. does anyone have recommendations? i live near san gabriel/rosemead/el monte so i'm interested in those areas.
i'm sure it's not the greatest, but when I was living in SGV, we'd go to the Temple City Ranch Market on Temple City Blvd/Lower Azusa. Although they are chinese owned, they still have a carneceria. their carne asadas weren't bad but it was the pollo asado (marinated chicken) that we loved. at times it can be salty, but damn, that's some good grilled chicken. $2.99/lb for chicken $5.99 for carne.... they have salsa/guac too.
IMO La Predera has the best Guacamole, El Caney has the best marinated Asada and Los Toros has the best Chips and Salsa. We have done that drive so many times.
El Caney Market (Fresh marinaded Asada at the meat counter)
9869 Garvey Ave
El Monte, CA 91733-1269
Los Toros Meat Market (Fresh Chips, Salsa and Guacamole at the meat counter)
5225 Peck Rd
El Monte, CA 91732-1122
Wow, I just made a post about the best marinated Asada. I tried these other places in a taste test but El Caney does it best! If you really want to have some fun try buying from the places mentioned and El Caney. Do a blind taste test at your party and I am sure all will agree that El Caney is best.
Try Gonzalez Northgate Market. There are several, but the one we go to is in West Covina. Pick up some of their beans, too!
1320 W. Francisquito Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790