Taco Truck Crawl Suggestions
I'm planning a taco crawl with some friends this weekend. The rough itinerary is to go from East LA, to Highland Park/Eagle Rock, and to end in Echo Park:
Tacos El Korita
La que si llena
La Estrella/El Pique
and the Churro truck in Echo Park
My questions are these: 1. Where is the vaunted Tacos Arabes truck I've heard so much about? (Maybe on Whittier or Olympic?) and 2. What suggestions would you have to add to the itinerary (within the rough geographic boundaries above). Thanks for the suggestions.
The vampiros at the Tacos Sinaloa in Highland Park on Monte Vista and something like Ave 54.
Also the suadero and horchata at Taco Zone on Alvarado next to the Vons between Susnet and Glendale.
I've usually found the Tacos Arabes truck on Olympic east of Soto, before the 710. I seem to recall it as being some six or seven blocks east of Soto on the south side of the street.
Last night I had truly superb al pastor tacos, some of the best I've had in town, with fantastic salsas, at a street stand - not a truck - on North Main just a little before Lincoln Park, a bit east of Dino's Burgers on the north side of the street. It is there most nights in front of the Jalisco Market.
That place seems to have a huge following, I don't quite get it. I find it quite ordinary, good when I am coming home tipsy at 3am. I much prefer the carne asada at La Estrella truck up the street or Sophie's around the corner in front of Super A. Sophie's also makes a mean veggi Quesidilla
It's hit and miss depending on who is running the truck. The owner runs it Mon-Thu and that is the best time to go. The guy who runs it Fri-Sun prepares the food in a way that is far removed from the owner's original recipe and truly mediocre... and his service is painfully slow.
Never been to La Estrella or Sophie's but I'll give them a try. Thanks for the recomendations!
Not sure if you're speaking of the Tacos Arabes truck located in Echo Park off Sunset where they hand-press the tortillas with each order. If so, most evenings you can find it at:
1210 Logan St
Los Angeles, CA 90026
There are 2 different trucks on both sides of the intersection, the truck worth going to is on the side of the Walgreens. Try both a taco and a quesadilla as they have different tortillas. They use a wonderfully flakey flour tortilla for the 'dillas and pressed corn tortillas for the tacos. Get adventurous and try their lengua, cabeza, tripes, buche, suadero.. all are deliciously flavorful and tender like butter.