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Jul 19, 2007 05:40 PM

Where can I buy a (raw) cow head in LA?

I would love to try Barbacoa de Cabeza and hope someone can provide me with some direction on where I can buy a cow head in LA...I believe that there are one or two slaughterhouses still in the area, but a google search didn't help.

If I can't find a head, can someone recommend a taqueria that serves Barbacoa de Cabeza?

Thanks in advance for the suggestions!


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  1. Last time I was at Grand Central Market the meat place there had one. Or maybe that was a pig's head.

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    1. re: EatinThePizzaNaked

      You can special order them pretty much at any Latino Butcher...


      1. re: EatinThePizzaNaked

        I know you can get goat heads and pig heads there, wouldn't swear to cow heads but that would be my first try.

      2. you can puy pigs heads in china town.... so maybe they have cow heads too?... wouldnt hurt to check.

        1. I would check out El Mercade in East Los Angeles. If anyone would have it they should. It is the Mexican-American equivalent of Farmer's Market. By the way, if you go, grab a torta milanesa and a licquado. Good stuff! If you are there on Sunday try the menudo. Ole!!