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gyp7318 Jan 3, 2009 05:06 AM

Hi Atlanta 'hounds,

My brother stumbled upon this taco truck on the border between Smyrna and Marietta last weekend. We had a very simple but amazingly delicious lunch there of carne asada and pastor tortas. The meat must have been braised but was so incredibly tender and very flavorful. The bread was really soft, with a hint of sweetness and a bit of a delicious chew to it. I recommend it highly. Each torta was $4 and made for a hearty lunch.

The menu is pretty limited to tacos, quesadillas, tortas, and menudo. There was something called ((I think) mirda or murda but I wasn't sure what it was. The meats are pastor, barbacoa, pollo, spiced beef, and spiced pork (don't remember the spanish names).

It located near the corner of Pell Mell and Favor Roads. Also, some of the Mexican sodas they serve are made w/real sugar and not HFCS.

Run and don't walk to this place. I know I'll be a regular!

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    jkowall RE: gyp7318 Jan 3, 2009 06:07 PM

    Can you be more specific as to where the truck is? Sounds awesome.

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      gyp7318 RE: jkowall Jan 3, 2009 09:19 PM

      It's next to a convenience store right near the corner of Pell Mell and Favor Roads in Smyrna and Marietta. I'm still new to Atlanta and don't know if I can give a better description on how to get there. I will say that it is a food service truck that is backed into a building where you can eat inside and also use the bathrooms.

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        Milt RE: gyp7318 Jan 4, 2009 05:18 AM

        I believe that address should be Pat Mell and Favor Roads, rather than Pell Mell.

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          jkowall RE: gyp7318 Jan 4, 2009 10:27 AM

          Thanks, I will check it out.

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        TheBigSMY RE: gyp7318 Jan 4, 2009 10:39 AM

        Here's the easiest way to get there.
        If you start at the intersection of Windy Hill and South Cobb Drive (the intersection with Dirt Cheep Music, UHaul, Checkers, etc.), go NORTH on South Cobb Drive for 0.6 miles to Pat Mell Rd. Turn LEFT (going west) onto Pat Mell and go 1.2 miles to Favor Rd. You'll see the place on your right, just north of the intersection of Pat Mell and Favor. They serve out of the truck but you can eat there inside the building. And be sure to bring cash.

        Also, you can hit Google Maps with the following address:
        2084 Favor Rd. SW
        Marietta, GA 30060
        Be sure to hit the street view (looking west)

        I was there for lunch today and had the cabesa burrito. It was a wonderfully fat burrito with a healthy amount of perfectly seasoned meat (which I suspect is braised because it's so tender and flavorful) and just the right amount of rice and refried beans. There was also the usual compliment of fresh cilantro and onions.

        I love this place!

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          Big Daddy RE: TheBigSMY Jan 5, 2009 06:07 AM

          Usually cabeza is made this way: Take a cow's head, season it and steam it overnight. The cheeks are used for cachete (a must-try). The tongue is used for lengua (mmmmmmmm). The eyes and brains are reserved for the extremely hardcore. The remaining head meat is shredded for cabeza (also a big yum).

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            TheBigSMY RE: Big Daddy Jan 7, 2009 02:14 PM

            That cow must have been thinking tasty thoughts 'cause it was delicious! :-)
            Thanks for the info Big Daddy.

        2. fivefivefive RE: gyp7318 Jan 20, 2010 06:02 PM

          I know this is a year-old thread, but I just wanted to thank gyp7318 for the heads-up on this place & theBigSMY for directions. My fiance and I tried this out a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. The torta pastor was only okay, but the taco cabesa and taco lengua were damn satisfying (and cheap too). I'm sure I'll be returning to try out more of their menu. Thanks again!

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