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waxfondler Oct 8, 2008 08:32 AM

Anyone know where to get Potato tacos similiar to the ones at El Atacor on Figueroa? So many taquerias in the SF Valley but none seem to have Potato tacos. Help please. Thanks

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    Burger Boy Oct 8, 2008 10:34 AM

    Here is a great resource as a starting point.

    http://www.tacohunt.blogspot.com/

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      Neta Oct 8, 2008 12:45 PM

      La Parilla in ELA has them on the menu so I would imagine that the La Parilla in the SF valley would have them also (if this restaurant is still there on Ventura Blvd.) You will find them under the vegetarian part of the menu.

      1. annagranfors Oct 8, 2008 05:14 PM

        Most folks favorite seems to be at My Taco, on the south side of York, about 2 blocks east of Figueroa. And Jonathan Gold's fond of their barbacoa, too (as is much of the neighborhood).

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        My Taco
        6300 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

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          SIMIHOUND Oct 8, 2008 06:24 PM

          La Parilla (By Northridge Bowl?) has been closed for a while. They were terrific. Also as long as I am posting...The OP requested SFV as a location and not LA.

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            Galen Oct 8, 2008 06:42 PM

            I hope there's a SFV location. I've never heard of a potato taco but that sounds good.

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            bigtums Oct 10, 2008 08:27 PM

            I second My Taco. I've yet to have a potato taco that's better. El Atacor is good-but I personally think My Taco is better.

            Yeah-that barbacoa is another great dish there too. If you stop by to get a taco, you should get the barbacoa too, you know-since you're there.

          3. kiwi Oct 8, 2008 08:43 PM

            haven't had them, but I know that Hugo's Tacos has em.
            http://www.hugostacos.com/
            Open 10am to 10pm daily
            4749 Coldwater Canyon
            Studio City, CA 91607
            Phone: (818) 762-7771

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              waxfondler Oct 10, 2008 08:36 AM

              thanks! I always drive past Hugos Tacos but never stopped to try it. I will now. Cheers

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                kiwi Oct 11, 2008 01:13 PM

                I'm curious too. My instincts tell me that it is geared toward the nervous gringo eater, but would love to learn that I'm wrong. ;}

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                Moose Oct 11, 2008 02:32 PM

                Hugo's tacos is subpar - and very pricey for smallish not so good tacos.

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                encision Oct 9, 2008 02:31 AM

                If you are in the area, Snapper Jack's in Ventura has a great potato taco and an amazing white salsa that is like liquid Cool Ranch Doritos.

                5100 Telegraph Rd
                Ventura, CA 93003
                (805) 642-5111

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                  kiwi Oct 9, 2008 09:24 PM

                  sounds scary.

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                  brandygirl Oct 12, 2008 02:31 PM

                  There's a terrific place called LOS TRES HERMANOS. They have three branches, but I've only been to the North Hills location. Although potato tacos are not on listed on their website menu, I believe they have them listed on 'specials' side board daily. If any of their locations are convenient, give them a call.

                  http://www.lostreshermanos.com/

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                    waxfondler Oct 12, 2008 04:40 PM

                    I eat at Los Tres Hermanos at least once a week and I havent seen Potato tacos on the specials side board. Im gonna ask the ladies if they can make these tacos. I love their fish enchilada and their shrimp enchiladas. What do you get at Tres Hermanos? The melon drink is really good too. Thanks!

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                      brandygirl Oct 14, 2008 08:21 PM

                      I know I saw potato tacos somewhere recently, and I thought it was at Los Tres Hermanos--I guess It must have been somewhere else.

                      At Los Tres Hermanos,I love their chicken and carnitas soft tacos, their chicken hard shell tacos, Arroz con Pollo or con Camaron, and Camarones Rancheros. When I want to fool myself into thinking I'm being healthy, I'll order the Chicken Pepita Salad. I also love their guacamole and lemonade.

                      I'll have to try the shrimp enchiladas and melon drink.

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