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

Lasherdc Jul 19, 2007 05:40 PM

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. EatinThePizzaNaked Jul 19, 2007 05:45 PM

    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
      Dommy Jul 19, 2007 05:48 PM

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


      1. re: EatinThePizzaNaked
        mlgb Jul 20, 2007 01:29 PM

        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. kimcheesoup Jul 19, 2007 05:50 PM

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

        1. Hughlipton Jul 20, 2007 05:50 PM

          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!!

          1. Hughlipton Jul 20, 2007 05:50 PM

            Make that Mercado

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