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Jan 28, 2009 03:35 PM

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.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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      1. re: estone888

        Hi estone888,

        Nice. Do you have a cross-street for this Taco Stand? Thanks.

        1. re: exilekiss

          Hi exilekiss,

          Just east of Johnston St., about five blocks east of the 5 on North Main. They also have great looking chorizo and chicken but last night it was all about the al pastor.

      2. The truck in front of the Comfort Inn on Colorado Blvd, one block west of Eagle Rock Blvd... been going there for over 20 years and the quesadilla and all-meat burrito have yet to be beaten by any other truck or stand. HIGHLY recommend it.

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        1. re: mrshankly

          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

          1. re: PurpleTeeth

            I find that to be true about most things in Eagle Rock.

            1. re: PurpleTeeth

              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!

              1. re: mrshankly

                You know I don't think I have ever been during the week. Will have to hit it up again!

          2. 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.

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            1. re: troublemaker

              They HAND-PRESS the bread for tacos arabes somewhere? Doesn't that take forever considering that tacos arabes usually use something more like a flatbread/pita?

              I think I'm going to have to try that place soon.