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whatsfordinner May 15, 2007 03:26 PM

I finally tried it after reading about it here and driving by it for years. My husband and I each ordered a chorizo and cheese taco, a carnitas taco, and an al pastor taco. The carnitas and al pastor had great flavor but the meat on both was dry. The chorizo and cheese taco was @#($&%)#(! amazing . . . I can't stop thinking about it. Although I'd be happy just ordering chorizo and cheese tacos I'm wondering what else I should try. By the way, Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson were ordering as we were leaving.

  1. PaulF May 15, 2007 03:35 PM

    TPF is, to me, a great neighborhood place but not a drive across town destination.

    If you live in or near Samo, it's cool. If you drive over from Pasadena, you'll be wondering what the fuss is all about.

    I happen to live, work and play in and around Samo. So, I go there quite a bit.

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      jessiebelle May 15, 2007 03:49 PM

      i love tacos por favor but it really is only because its so close! i love love there chicken soup as well as the pozole.

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        yogachik May 15, 2007 05:40 PM

        Never had their chicken soup, will have to give it a try. Is it as great as Monte Alban's chicken soup though?

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        lisamp29 May 15, 2007 11:05 PM

        They are great.

        1. eatdrinknbmerry May 16, 2007 10:13 AM

          some other blogger happened to be shooting a photo of her mozza meal, and there in the background, is wilson and hudson. anyway, i love their chorizo/cheese taco. it's so juicy!

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            mdpilam May 17, 2007 01:14 PM

            I think the chorizo and cheese tacos, are all that you should get. Most everything else I've had there has been subpar to slightly above average. Although I hear they have a good breakfast burrito - haven't had it though.

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            1. re: mdpilam
              PaulF May 17, 2007 01:19 PM

              As with any place, your mileage may vary, but I have to disagree with your take.

              There are places I like better -- I've already noted that it's a neighborhood place that I only go to when I'm in the neighborhood -- but the food hear is definitely above average in my opinion.

              I've never even ordered the chorizo and cheese tacos.

              I did eat a breakfast burrito there the other day and liked it just fine.

            2. Moose May 17, 2007 04:43 PM

              Besides the outstanding Chorizo & Cheese tacos, Tacos Por Favor has some of the best mole I've ever had, period. You can either get the chicken mole plate or the burrito. Either way you can't go wrong. The carne asada & pastor are both good, but not great. The salsa roja is superb.

              Hope that helps!

              Moose

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                Iateitup May 17, 2007 07:09 PM

                I like to pay 50 cents extra and have them put mole in my chorizo and cheese burrito. Oh, the happyness!

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