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Mar 19, 2004 04:13 PM

ISO the Real King Taco

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Been meaning to try this place for some time, and I know I've driven by at least on of the branches (near Ford, I think). Anyway, check Yahoo yellow pages, and it turns out there's like 20 entries within 10 miles of down town (listed variously as King Taco, King Taco Restaurants, King Taco Restaurant, Inc., etc.). Are these all incarnations of the real King Taco that folks praise on this board? If so, is the quality uniform? Which one should I try, and what should I order?

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  1. My favorite is the one on 3rd St near the 710 Freeway and Gallo's Grill. The old town Pasadena location is not as good as the others

    King Taco Restaurant Inc
    4504 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90022
    (323) 264-4067


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    1. re: Ernie

      The Third Street location is the flagship. The Washington Blvd. and Cesar Chavez locations are good.

      1. re: Ernie

        im with you on that one. the old town one isnt great at all.

        1. re: Ernie

          3rd and Ford, right off the 710 fwy.

        2. Forgot to add that their tacos or sopes with al pastor are very good. The carne asada is so-so

          1. When I worked Downtown, I went to the King Taco on Washington, near Maple I believe, and enjoyed many a burrito there (but brush up on your espanol numbers for when they call your numero).

            1. I agree with the Al Pastor rec.

              1. I believe El Taurino on Hoover is also owned by the King Taco people.

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                1. re: mpron

                  Do yourself a favor and SKIP the KT on Ford & 3rd in east LA!, By far the
                  smallest burritos of any of the 5 chains I've tried. The branch on Atlantic
                  and Slauson in Maywood is about the best one I've tried. The al pastor is the best I've tried anywhere! If your adventerous try the cabeza tacos, very
                  tasty! PS. The red salsa is as close to nirvana as you can get!

                  1. re: mpron

                    I always thought El Taurino was older than King Taco...does anybody know??