REVIEW (w/foodie porn flix and pix!): El Atacor - Potato Taco Madness!
- Bon Vivant Feb 13, 2008 04:47 PM
For foodie porn flix and pix click: http://myculinaryadventures.blogspot.com
Pop Art Potato Tacos:
Two words: potato tacos. Who doesn’t like, every now and then, to indulge in this carboholics’ and fatlovers’ (yes, they are little fat bombs) dream? There is something about potato tacos that makes people crave them, they just taste so damn good.
I was able to lure several foodies to El Atacor #11 recently on a very cold and soon to be rainy Sat afternoon with the promise of the best, and perhaps the cheapest, potato tacos in town. Said foodies took the bait but surprisingly I was the only person who ordered potato tacos.
An uber-fussy potato taco fanatic eats one of my potato tacos:
Indeed. These potato tacos are fantastic. I just love the fabulous contrast of the crispy taco shell with the creamy, soft potato filling. The tacos are piping hot but are served with cooling avocado sauce, lettuce, and cheese – another great textural combination. Want to know the best part? You can get four potato tacos for $3.29.
Two words: porno burrito. In J. Gold’s review of El Atacor #11 he affectionately refers to the Super Burrito as the Porno Burrito and claims that if one does a Google search of “porno burrito” ten thousand hits for El Atacor will pop up. Surely this is hyperbole, when I followed Mr. Gold’s instructions I just got hits for porn sites.
See the four stages of the burrito’s undress:
Is the porno burrito so named due to its size and shape or because it is true foodie porn? Unfortunately, the former - this burrito is “Super” in size only. I ordered a carne asada porno burrito with rice, beans, cheese, guacamole, onion, cilantro, and salsa (sans lettuce and sour cream). The carne asada tasted more stewed than grilled and there were just mere vestiges of the guac, cheese, ect. The beans dominated, and although they were good, in this case less would have been more since more was no bueno. I would try the porn burrito again but I think that it might be better with carnitas.
Chiles rellenos (and Mexican Coke)
Frickin' great salsa
El Atacor #11
2622 N. Figeroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065
OH MY GAWD! That YouTube of the potato tacos---brilliant. You have successfully (albeit temporarily) made me stop thinking of our sushi dinner that we are about to head out for. I am absolutely putting El Atacor #11 on my radar.
Thanks muchly, for sharing.
Those potato tacos are SO good! The chicken tacos, bleh. Next time, I gotta be sure to scope out all the specials/combos-- I could have added a horchata and saved $1! ;)