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Recommendations for Carne Asada in OC / Long Beach

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I usually go to Northgate Market in Hawaiian Gardens [Los Al Blvd / Lincoln Ave intersection] for Carne Asada, I have found the quality to vary a bit, however always a great price.

I do like the Carne Asada from El Toro Meats in Lake Forest, however at $10/lb its pricey. I also question whether or not its authentic.

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  1. El Toro Bravo on 19th Street in Costa Mesa

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    1. re: I got nothin

      thx, Ill try it.

    2. taco loco #3 on magnolia in long beach.

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      1. re: FED

        Loved it--I tried the carne asada, al pastor and carnitas tacos, the prices are great as well. Ill take the family here.

        1. re: FED

          I love it, I usually go there now 1-2 times per month. tacos are killer and the red salsa / sauce is perfect. great value.

          1. re: brentbacher

            i was just there again last week: 3 tacos (cabeza, tripas and carne asada) in freshly made tortillas with coke was about $6. off-the-charts meat: the cabeza was braised and various parts had textures ranging from tongue to almost chewy. the tripas are braised and then seared on the griddle just before serving, so they're slightly crisp. the carne asada was nicely charred.

        2. The Beef Palace on Warner Ave in Huntington.