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Recommendations for Carne Asada in OC / Long Beach

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brentbacher May 5, 2008 12:25 PM

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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    I got nothin RE: brentbacher May 5, 2008 12:46 PM

    El Toro Bravo on 19th Street in Costa Mesa

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      brentbacher RE: I got nothin May 5, 2008 01:23 PM

      thx, Ill try it.

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      FED RE: brentbacher May 5, 2008 12:52 PM

      taco loco #3 on magnolia in long beach.

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        brentbacher RE: FED May 19, 2008 09:52 AM

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

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          brentbacher RE: FED Jun 8, 2008 10:00 AM

          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.

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            FED RE: brentbacher Jun 14, 2008 01:40 PM

            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.

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          petecfoodie RE: brentbacher May 5, 2008 03:05 PM

          The Beef Palace on Warner Ave in Huntington.

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