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Jun 8, 2009 05:51 PM


I just agreed to buy the carne asada for a church barbeque next Sunday. There will be about 75 people. I welcome any suggestions as to where to buy it in West Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and East Los Angeles.

Thank you very much.

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    1. re: Servorg

      small market/deli in uptown whittier, california at the corner of greenleaf and mar vista avenue. they buy their meat from a supplier and it is very lean and they sautee it with their own jucies at their market. we live near by and use it all the time for our occasions. swing by and try some.

    2. Vallarta. Carniceria Don Juan. Superior Warehouse. El Super.

      If you want them to season it for you, ask for "preparada". If you want to season it yourself when you're ready to cook, ask for "no preparada".

      I personally like the diesmillo (that's a Mexican cut of meat) for carne asada myself.

      EDIT: It occurred to me that you may want to get it already cooked, in which case Vallarta is my suggestion, and tell them you want it already cooked.

      1. This is my go-to spot for carne asada. Ask for it prepared and they run it through a tenderizing machine and season it with chili powder and fresh orange juice. When I get it home I dump a beer into it for good measure. Great stuff.

        La Tapatia
        3319 N Eastern Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032

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        1. re: ohdaylay

          La Tapatia makes a great Carne Asada, thanks for the recommendation.

        2. I don't know how far you're willing to go, but La Pradera has the best marinated carne asada I've had. All ready to go, you just throw it on the grill and cook. Located in El Monte at Santa Anita and Mildred (just south of the 10 freeway) and in Azusa in the strip mall at Lark Ellen and Arrow Highway.

          1. Thinking about it good and hard, I believe Gelson's and maybe Whole Foods are the only stores I've been to in LA County that DON'T have carne asada ready-to-cook. I tried some from Vons that was really good...