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Tito's Tacos - What's the Big Deal??

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Hi'ya Hounds -

At the risk of offending several of you here (my apologies in advance), I recently took a trip to the much vaunted Tito's Tacos in Culver City and found precious little to love. If not for the cheap prices, I would have left a bitter man.
Now, I realize the joint has a storied place in local history and culture - I understand that thousands of you grew up with Tito's Tacos.. in its 45 year, it has indeed become an institution of the fast food / taco stand industry. But.. having eaten just about everything on the menu, I can't help but ask.. what's the big deal??
Is it simply nostalgia? Is it a taste for food you grew up with? Is it the prices? I've had what I believe to be much better tacos and burritos and tamales and enchiladas.... so I'm having a bit of trouble believing it's the food.

What am I missing? A childhood in a neighboring area?

All the same, they must be doing something right. Every time I drive by the place, there's a line of people waiting out front.

Help me understand??

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  1. I cannot agree with you more. I just dont get the hype.

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    1. re: Seo

      Reality: could have been amazing at one point - but i found it lackluster and 100% average.

      My theory is that when a restaurant starts out, family run, with people who care about what theyre doing and are at risk, they tend to not cut corners or do things hastily.

      once it gets a reputation and a steady stream of customers, the original family is replaced by minimum wage employees who are most concerned about their boyfriend/girlfriend, and the new ringtone in the phone, and could care a hill of beans about your 79c taco.

      now this has not happened to each and every famous place, mostly not to the ones following strict recipes.

      1. re: NoClue

        Ya know, I grew up on Tito's myself.. so I'm not at all partial. But I would like to say that Tito's itself is still a family run operation, and you'll often see the founder's daughter behind the single cash register.

        For me, I just like to slather the tacos with copious amounts of their salsa- I'll often order an extra. Occasionally I'll order a beef tamale, but it's really the tacos for me. Admittedly, my friends and I usually reminisce about how they used to be $0.39, etc.

        Julian

        1. re: NoClue

          I aggree with NoClue, this place was the bomb when I was a kid growing up in LA. Both me and my sister have noticed the quality went WAY down, which is why our visits there did as well!

          Someone told me they sold it a few years ago, and that's when the quality went down. I think it's gone up a little bit, but we'll see. I still go there every few months, if nothing else, for nostalgia's sake!

      2. As far as flavor enhancers go, nostalgia is many times stronger than msg. Its presence (or absence) is generally enough, in and of itself, to determine a given person's reaction to Tito's (and many other local institutions, I might add).

        1. Why not advise exactly what you ate and why it was good or why it was not {fans of Was/Not Was can skip this step I suppose)? With or without cheese? With or without salsa? If so, red or green?

          1. Tito's may be a place you had to grow up with to fully appreciate. I think it's an acquired taste. Remember, there are reasons for those long lines. People aren't completely crazy.

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            1. re: Redshirt

              For the record I didn't grow up with Tito's, been eating there for 5 years and ADORE their tacos, etc. I didn't love it the first time, but my roommates were addicted to it, and as I keep going there it really grew on me.

              1. re: Ads

                I once worked in an office in the area. Nothing broke up my day better than a coworker coming in at lunch with boxes of Tito's provisions to carry us thru the remainder of the day.

                1. re: Ads

                  Yeah, I hated or wondered what was the draw for that place....totally ordinary tacos not unlike what you would get at home...but then I just started getting a craving for them...the grease, the salsa, the guac.....

                  It grows on ya.

                2. re: Redshirt

                  Yup, I grew up with their tacos. There is something about that simple combination that I have not found anywhere else (which some on this board would say thank goodness for that) - the crunch of the shell on the edge and the chew/tear of the shell in the middle, the texture and taste of the mystery meat, the yellow cheese and the wonderful salsa. That salsa seems very simple but it is addicting and I haven't had anything like that anywhere else, either. I love their rice and for me, one of my favorite meals is two tacos with cheese slathered with the red salsa, an order of their rice, and the crunchy chips. Oh, that is sooo good! Simple is best.

                3. As a Bostonian, Tito's were my first introduction to a burrito other than something bought at 7-11 and heated up in a microwave. This was around 1986, when a friend who'd grown up in Westwood took me and a bunch of guys there.

                  My first reaction was that this was the most disgusting food I had ever had. I didn't know what to make of it. The beans and sauce seemed soupy, and the chunks of meat truly frightened me. The menu simply said "meat," with no explanation, save some reference to "100 percent steer" which sounded odd. The chips seemed really hard, and what was salsa? I vowed never to eat there again.

                  Perhaps 10 years later, after more burrito experience, I returned and found that Tito's was not too bad! Sure, one should avoid the "guaccamole," but those burritos tasted better and better each time. As another poster said, it's an acquired taste.

                  Now I am fairly addicted to a meat and beans burrito, no cheese, with extra salsa inside. I go there perhaps twice a month.

                  A couple odd things about Tito's:

                  - until recently, the Cokes were tiny. They've always been mixed very well, however.
                  - if your change is over 50 cents, you ALWAYS get a fifty cent piece back
                  - the lines are long partially due to the bizarre ordering system: One woman takes your order, than departs to prepare it. She then returns with the food, having to find you as you have nowhere to stand while you wait. She then takes your money and has to go to a central cashier. Finally, she returns again with your change. It's incredibly inefficient!

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                  1. re: Scooty

                    Great post. I think the homey inefficiency (in this all-too-efficient country) is one of the most charming things about Tito's!

                    1. re: Ads

                      Some friends and I discussed this chaotic ordering system the other day; it does seem archaic and inefficient.

                      Could it be a low-tech solution to minimize cash loss? Servers have to take the cash to the cashier (IIRC, a family member of the owner) in order to get change. The only chance for an employee to pocket a payment is if the customer has exact change, plus with only one cash register (and an owner manning it), opportunites to pilfer the till are minimized.

                      I recall reading an LATimes article on a local taco chain that flourished in the '70s or '80s (Burrito King or something...). At its height it had about 30 locations, but is now down to one or two. The owner mentioned that employee theft of cash was the main reason for the downfall (yeah, there was likely mismanagement on his part, but he didn't bring that up). Could be that the Tito's Taco family is trying to avoid a similar fate.

                      Granted, they could computerize the process and track orders and cash flow digitally; the little banh mi places seem to be doing that...I don't think it would be cost prohibitive. Or they could systemize the work and make it more of an assembly line process. That would speed things up. Like you wrote, maybe they feel the chaos is part of Tito's charm? Gives the regular customers the feeling of being "in the know" if they can handle the process? I dunno, but I feel there's something to that.

                      We tried to figure out the purpose behind the 50 cent pieces but couldn't come up with one...more irritating than charming IMHO.

                      1. re: Yclops

                        I've always thought the process was to control the cash. Seems logical.

                        Just a side-note for the new-to-Tito's: For some reason, the lines inside are almost always much shorter than the ones outside. I guess people don't notice there are order counters in both areas, or they just prefer the outside.

                        1. re: Midlife

                          For what it's worth, if I remember corrrectly, Tito's itself used to have three locations (definitely at least two).. They're also back down to the one original one, I think.

                          Julian

                          1. re: Julian Hsu

                            There was a short lived one in Orange County--Anaheim, I think.

                            1. re: mc michael

                              Actually, that location is still there, but under a different name and management - it's called Tom's. They still use the same recipes, so the food is identical, with one difference: They have chicken tacos.

                            2. re: Julian Hsu

                              Yea, the was one by Disneyland and it was pretty bad, did not last very long.

                          2. re: Yclops

                            Maybe the long lines are a marketing strategy.

                            1. re: Mao

                              When I see a long line I usually keep driving.

                              1. re: 2chez mike

                                When I see a long line, I pull over and sample! :)

                                1. re: Scooty

                                  me too!! :0
                                  Tito's is a perfect example of a "one-off" that has beeen doing something right, knows it and is smart enough to not change it.

                                  Personally I love these type of places.Finding these type of places is a big reason why I am here.For work, I travel alot around the country and I am always asking the local people where they like to go to eat. Sometimes they try to direct me to a chain but I just ask for a local place, whats popular, and I never get tierd of the adventure and sometimes find great places with excellent food presenting me with a snapshot of that regions culinary tastes.

                                  I love Tito's tacos with their unique tomatoey salsa and the course ground pickled jalapenos, also I appreciate their chili colorado burros and fresh tortilla chips.
                                  I don't care for there tamales though.

                              2. re: Mao

                                When I see a long line it usually makes me suspicious.

                                Pink's, for example, always has a long line.

                              3. re: Yclops

                                Having gone to Tito's since the late 60's I can tell you why the ordering/pay one money changer system is the way it is. Back in the early days none of the employees spoke english and did not give back change correctly most of the time. It would be a normal occurance to order something, give them your money, have them make the change themselves, and give you back more money than you gave them in the first place. As a 10 or 12 year old boy, what could be better: not only getting some great food but your money + more back in change. We made it a habit to hit Tito's whenever we could! When they moved from their old building on the corner to the present one is when they changed their system.

                            2. re: Scooty

                              I, too, came to LA from Boston, but in 2003. Since Boston's Mexican food is absolutely nothing special (that I ever found, please correct me if I'm wrong so I can try it on future visits), I thought Tito's was awesome. But I quickly discovered $1 street tacos and have acquired that taste instead.

                              I don't really get the lines at Pink's, either, but I realize that's a whole 'nother thread.

                            3. For over 4 years I ate there religiously (UCLA). I was convinced that I loved it and even got to the point where I found myself directing folks there. But I also used to eat Benito's (barf).

                              Please: let this be a warning to current Bruins. Don't let your education interfere with your learning. Tito's is... how do I put this? I'd pay big $ NOT to eat there (that is, if I had any $). Point is: I'll take any truck over Tito's any day. Any stand. Any cart. It's poison. McDonalds-in-a-blender CRAP. That said, I must attribute our poor taste and judgement to the fact that we were pretty lit most of the time we rolled up on the joint. I should really try it again one of these days, now that I'm sober (unfortunately). They need to post a DUI checkpoint at that intersection. Really. But all-in-all: Tito's = Power 106 = Pure Crap... But still, I must commend them. What a great scam. It's one for the ages.

                              1. Sorry you don't get it, but I think that's because there's nothing to get. Tito's is the McDonald's of tacos and burritos. I've been there many times (my wife and SIL grew up on it) and don't even try to compare the food to anything 'Chowish'. It's cheap and 'decent' for the money.

                                With all the Twinkies, Cheetos and potato chips consumed in this country, how hard is it to understand Tito's?

                                Apologies to all the Tito's, Twinkies, Cheetos and potato chip fans out there, but I think you get my point. I just don't think Tito's is pretending to be anything it isn't. All those people line up for whatever their own reasons are. That's enough for me.

                                1. Once again, the Tito's conundrum resurfaces.....

                                  Having eaten here since high school I can no longer justify it as a culinary icon in my older (wiser?) years. Those who grew up with it (and like it) defend it, those who don't expect perfection and are veritably slapped in the face. For the curious, it certainly IS NOT worth a trip 15 miles out of your way for. (So don't gripe you do so.) For those passing by, give it a try - you might actually...... like it? It's not as "horrible" as some people make it out to be. Jeez, when did people get so overparticular and fussy about a taco stand?

                                  For me, it's the tacos. They are what they are, and not for purists. (Plenty of salsa please.)

                                  And yes, always bring 2 quarters with you to the window, just in case your change exceeds 50 cents. Those half-dollar pieces they give back are a pain and they've been doing it for as long as I can remember.

                                  1. I had to add my two cents. I've been going to Tito's ever since a friend introduced me - back in 1972, when they were in a smaller location on the corner of Washington Pl and Sepulveda. Like everyone says, there is really nothing special about the tacos, and everyone I have steered over there tells me they don't understand what the big deal is about them. However, to me there is something addictive about them when you put on the cheese and salsa and there isn't any other taco that is quite like their's (I know, some people are saying thank goodness for that). I just happen to love that particular, simple combination of ingredients. I always order two tacos with cheese (then spoon on lots of salsa), an order of their rice, and am very happy munching on those along with the tortilla chips. All that while listening to that same video game with the 4 beeps (three the same and the fourth one different). That's my favorite fast food meal of all time! (many of you will pity me, I'm sure, but I could eat that every day) Unfortunately I live in the SGV now so I don't get there very often. I used to go at least once a week.

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                                    1. re: monkuboy

                                      I agree with everyone else. I have been going to Titos for around 10 years and its still my favorite place to eat. Maybe not the most authentic but it sure does taste the damn best! I live down in San Diego now and there are some decent places down here but nothing can compare to 4 tacos with cheese, large pepsi, chips and Salsa from Titos. The best meal ever!

                                    2. I like their beef tacos with cheese, what can I say? And you're right, they are more comparable to fast food fare than anything else.

                                      I think the real attraction to Tito's is that it is still THERE. Unlike almost every other building and/or landmark in Los Angeles, it hasn't been torn down to be replaced by something newer and "better."

                                      It isn't a chain. It is something that belongs to this city and this city only. It's still a small business. They have a picture of the Culver High Girls' volleyball team on the back wall.

                                      LA is a city where you have to look hard to the find the things worth looking for. Tito's is one of the places that lets you know you are in a city that does have some of its own proprietary quirks.

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                                      1. re: NAspy

                                        I haven't lived in Culver City for 25 years, but I do make it a priority that whever I am in the Los Angeles area, there is a side trip to Tito's. Why? The food is awesome, the memories incredible. It has been there ever since I can remember. I walked by it on the way home from school, stopping to buy chips. As a teen, we walked to Tito's a couple times a week for the food. Now as an adult I drive 1000 miles for the food. Just an awesome place!

                                      2. d
                                        Duck Whisperer

                                        I think I've been eating Tito's since I was in the womb! My family lived very close to there right after I was born, so we'd occasionally pick up dinner and bring it home. I can't remember having anything other than the beef burritos (with cheese, please) and chips and salsa, but I've always loved it.

                                        There's something about the s-l-o-w cooked beef that makes it so tender, and the sauce it's cooked in is the icing on the cake!

                                        I've lived outside California for most of my life, and nothing could come close. Everytime we'd come back to So Cal to visit, we'd make a mandatory visit to Titos to satisfy our cravings.

                                        I even introduced a friend from Chicago to Titos a few years ago. She wasn't a fan of Mexican food, but she tried a beef burrito and fell in love.

                                        Talking about all of this has suddenly made me very hungry. I'm off to lunch! (And I wish there was a Tito's around my office here in Irvine!)

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                                        1. re: Duck Whisperer

                                          There used to be a branch of Titos in Anaheim. Years ago they had a dispute and now it is Tom's Tacos with big yellow sign. The food, including the salsa, is almost identical. Not quite the drive...

                                        2. Finally had Tito's for the first time (embarassing for an LA native!!) yesterday. I have got to say that I really enjoyed my tacos. I love the fact that there was gobs of yellow cheese! That red salsa is so good - in fact, I dared getting back into that line just to order a large one to go (which I am currently eating with chips for breakfast!!). YUM!!! I am going to try to duplicate the salsa - it has a deliciously peppery afterbite. LOVE IT! I also have one more taco and a bean burrito here for lunch. I will definintely be back. It was great!

                                          1. I'll admit the first time I had it was on a film shoot after it sat for about 30 mins. I found it greasy but yet really tasty. Maybe I was just tired. Then I went there and got it fresh but it was awful.

                                            For some reason I went back, maybe it was the cheap eats or the line drew me in. It tasted better and it got better and better each time I went. My wife and I love it.. it's quick, easy, cheap and you get a ton of food for the price. The meat is beyond tender and I've never felt a bit of chewy fat. The cheese is piled high and fresh (like Taco Bell cheese was in the early 80's).

                                            Overall it's something that grows on you and it's a great place to feed a family. It's also great to go if you've had a few drinks and it's late. lol

                                            1. I think their beef burritos (chile colorado) are some of the best I've had, at least from a fast food type place.

                                              One interesting thing about their tacos, though: They are really nothing without the salsa, as they don't even have much flavor on their own. Somehow the salsa brings them to life in a rather alchemical & synergistic way. In a sense, the tacos are a texture vehicle for the salsa. Darndest thing.

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                                              1. re: Moose

                                                Actually I think it is vice versa because the salsa works better with the meat, too, not just meat with salsa. But then a friend of mine said when his wife was pregnant, she made him drive all the way out to Ttio's from Arcadia just to get a big container of salsa, which she drank right from the cup.

                                                1. re: monkuboy

                                                  I can see that!! ;-) It is THAT good!!

                                              2. Tito’s is one of a kind in a world where your fast food choices are McDonalds, McDonalds and McDonalds It hustle and bustle, comfort food and great late night snacking. The textures are great. A good crunch to the taco shell. Very addictive.
                                                They had a funny ad on TV that you would only see if you had insomnia. A wacky crudely made pitch with a tune as catchy as the food. My friends and I spent many a late night there before heading to a local music venue. I associate that place with friends, fun and food. It isn’t the best food in the world but a decent independently owned dive is a wonderful thing.

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                                                1. re: blipontheradar

                                                  If you go to their website (titostacos.com), right away a very annoying song starts playing - must be what you heard on the commercial (so don't go check it out at work unless you remember to turn off the sound on your computer). Yes, the shell has that wonderful crunch on the edge which softens to a nice chewy middle - sort of like how good pizza crusts are although the two are completely different.

                                                2. Am I the only silly person to go there for the beef, bean and cheese burritos. The meat is always tender and the sauce, gravy, what have you is very tasty. I get that, a tamale and an enchilada pour the green (crushed Jalapeno's) and red salsa all over them and eat the whole mess with the chips. It is what it is. Is there gourmet Mexican?

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                                                  1. re: LuigiOrtega

                                                    Nope, my friend who took me on Sunday - her mother and brother order the BBC burritos as well (when he comes in to LA from his hometown of Minneapolis this is always the first stop - straight from the airport to Tito's)! The beef is juicy and tender.
                                                    My friend goes about once a week (she works at ESPN) so I have asked her to get me 4 of the large salsas. I swear, I was eating that stuff with a spoon!! So great!
                                                    Yes, Tito's is what it is - you cannot compare it to a Taqueria, the two are completely different animals, however, Titos is great for what it is. Good, tasty, food. I love it and am trying to figure out when I can plan things around going there - I have to make up for the almost 37 years of not being acquainted with Tito's.

                                                  2. Hey I've only lived in LA three years, and so I wasn't suckled on Tito's tito, but I loooovve it. I've been making my way through the taco trucks on Bandini's blog, so I know what a good taco is. But Tito's is something else, and it is good. First of all, there is nothing like Tito's that I know on the East Coast. For that reason alone I loved it when I first went. Also, not to give ammo to the Tito's bashers, but I go with my dog, and doggie loves it. It's very fun. And my mother used to make me some tacos in the '70s, and Titos is bringing back those memories, but just tasting a little bit better than my Italian-American mom could pull off. Hard shell melted cheese tacos. It ain't authentic, but it ain't McDonald's either.

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                                                    1. re: George

                                                      So your dog is a cannibal, huh? Haha, just kidding.. I am a BIG fan of Tito's as you can see by my other posts on this thread but I just couldn't resist making this joke before the Tito bashers did, Bandini writes about the great taco places, ones more "authentic" than Tito's but that doesn't mean Tito's isn't as good in its own right.

                                                    2. Los Angeles is a car culture. Fast food was born there, and to this day LA is all about fast food and driving around with a to-go cup of something to drink. Tito's Tacos is original, high quality mom n pop fast food that is unique to LA. When you eat a Tito's taco, you do not compare it to a real taco from a tacqueria. You compare it to Taco Bell or the stuff you make at home from the package seasoning. And it is much, much better. Addictive, in fact, as others here have noted.

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                                                      1. re: KateC.

                                                        Amen! 4 tacos with cheese & a large order of guacamole sauce & Salsa Red & Green....... and a Large rootbeer!

                                                      2. There is only two places for good Mexican fast food in Culver City. Titos and El Abajeno (Vic's as we call it). Each have their own distinctive flavors and both have long lunch lines. Funny how we'll drive from the south bay area during the noon rush hour traffic just to eat lunch at either place. We think it's still worth it!

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                                                        1. re: Clinton

                                                          Are you implying that Tacomiendo, Pepe's & Taqueria Sanchez aren't good, or aren't fast?

                                                          Without a doubt... I don't care what anybody feels about it (and yes I do get the nostalgic side of it... personally something about it fondly reminds me of the downtown cafeterias we would go to when we first came to the states... i.e., Woolworth's) but after eating there twice (ample opportunity imho) it is without a doubt the worst possible representation of Mexican cuisine on the Westside.

                                                          Maybe its a little like a better Taco Bell (which is what it aims to be).... but it doesn't even begin to hold a candle to its counterparts in East L.A.... the old school places that dish out very tasty, higher quality versions of the bastardized Mexican cuisine... we know as Mexican-American or Cal-Mex cuisine - the Tepeyac's, Ciro's etc., of the world.

                                                          1. re: Eat_Nopal

                                                            gotta COMPLETELY AGREE with everything you say here, eat nopal

                                                        2. Tito's is by no means in the same breath with El Tepeyac or Ciro's, but for what it is it's very good. For me that style of taco doesn't exist in too many places in LA that are good and cheap (maybe Benito's). my only problem with both Tito's & Benito's is there salsas are both very bland. but I do like the tacos.

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                                                          1. re: wyatt3290

                                                            Creepy... I was TOTALLY thinking of Benito's as an alternate for "drunk tacos." But the rolled tacos at Benitos are quite the late night delight. I agree with ya on that.

                                                          2. I was never too impressed by Tito's. A friend of mine who is an LA native took me there years back, and I didn't like long wait in line (not to mention trying to find a parking spot) and then I thought the food was only mediocre at best. OK, but nothing amazing.

                                                            1. It's their simple salsa and chips which makes their food unique. I remember they also used to give free guacamole when they were located on the corner of Sepulveda and Washington. The food was better then but you had to make sure and counted your change when you left because they couldn't count change worth beans.

                                                              1. I realize that this an almost 3 year old Post, but I had to throw in my 2 cents. I grew up right around the corner from Henry's Tacos. In fact, I'm still in the area, and I'm still growing up. Just bringing a little levity to the situation. To me, Henry's will always have a place in my heart because of all the memories. It's not the best taco place around, but it's my taco place, and it's a taste I grew up with and still crave. If the owners ever want to sell it, I'll be first in line to snatch it up. I believe that Tito's is like that for the folks who grew up and/or who are currently living in the area. That's your taco place.

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                                                                1. re: omakase

                                                                  I agree wholeheartedly. Maybe not the best - but it is what is in your heart and soul, so that makes it the best (like Cupid's Chili Dogs for me)! I love that you are still growing up - me too!! ;-)

                                                                  1. re: omakase

                                                                    Yup, I agree too. Tito's is what I remember as my own personal great taco and burrito place. It's the flavor I grew up with and it will always be. Just like people swear by Josie's chicken tacos in Gardena as their favorite, I also respect their preference. I also love El Abajeno's food too.

                                                                  2. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Finally someone who agrees with me. First of all their guacamole sucks. It has the consistency of wallpaper paste. The burritos are fair at best and the tacos are tacos. I've had better at Taco Bell. I lived in L.A. for 17 years and my friends in the Valley always made such a big to do about schlepping over the hill to Tito's. They have been going there since the 60s. If you ask me it's more nostalgia than anything else. Besides that screened-in porch was always full of flies. (Excuse me, the lanai). There used to be a place in Sherman Oaks on Van Nuys Bl by the park that was SO superior. I can't remember the name....

                                                                    1. Henry's Tacos!
                                                                      North Hollywood

                                                                      1. Yeah... it's mediocre. But it's hood. And we love supporting the neighborhood. Tragically, Lucy's didn't survive. (next door). But Tito's is a great place for what I like to refer to as "drunk tacos." Greasy and good hangover remedies, especially when dunked in their salsa, which is so mild you could drink it. Anyhow, no offense taken from anyone that isn't a food snob. If you haven't tried it, DON ANTONIO'S on Pico offers some pretty delicious mexican fare. I am a big fan!!! ((If you DO go, try the carnitas.. extra crispy. DROOOOOOLICIOUS!))

                                                                        1. It Is What it is........... A unique Taco, Vastly Better from cookie cutter pre crispy tacos made at taco hell of even del taco. Titos is Freshly deep fried in MANTECA.....LARD in a fresh corn tortilla with seasoned Shredded beef. Better than steam table seasoned ground beef. maybe Not as good as Pure Carne Asada tacos from a street vendor or Taqueria But a Good Americanized Taco with Lettuce Cheese & Salsa..... Vastly Superior to Some and yet Inferior to others..... If You Don't get it go Elsewhere That will mean a few less people in line in front of me. Tito's OLE!

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                                                                          1. re: Skunk2Racer

                                                                            Ole! While you stand in line at Tito's, I'll be over at El Abajeno's down the street. And if that get crowded, I'll go back to Tito's. Both places are my favorites. Ole!

                                                                          2. Tito's is terrible with a capital 'T'.

                                                                            Don't get it.

                                                                            1. Grown up my entire life in the SFV, and have never gone down and had a Tito's tacos. Something tells me it's a nostalgia place and that I'll be underwhelmed, but I'm willing to give it a go. When's the best time to show up? Also, how does it hold up to the old Pup n' Taco tacos? Them things was tasty.

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                                                                              1. re: Wheggi

                                                                                nope, i don't think nostalgia has anything to do with it, i ate there once only, and i'm keeping it that way, the fried "tacos" were cold, the puny amount of shredded meat inside was tough dry and flavorless, yuk, you want a hard shell taco, go to taco bell, at least they try to make their stuff look good

                                                                                i don't understand why people rave about that place