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Apr 20, 2010 07:55 PM

La Luna Market - Rutherford

Nice little market right off of highway 29 in Rutherford ( just pasts Oakville as you go North )
I tried three different tacos : carne asada, al pastor and cabeza. The carne asada was a bit dry ..... the cabeza was on the plain side and wasn't as well seasoned as the other fillings. The al pastor was excellent - little crispy bits and a nice seasoning. Would get this again....left a little buzz on my lips afterwards ....... woud be a good burrito filling also - wouldn't get lost among the other ingredients. Sad to say that they didn't have any agua frescas ..... regular tacos are $1.75
and are made with two griddles corn tortillas and a generous amount of filling with some chopped onion and cilantro.

La Luna Market Taqueria
1153 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA

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  1. Definitely one of the better taquerias in the Valley. If you're ever in Napa, La Mixteca is the best. Has been discussed on this board quite a lot.

    La Mixteca
    2580 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94558

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Now that you mention it ....... there wasn't any salsa included with my order and I didn't notice a salsa bar or station. They do sell containers of their salsa in a refrigerated case nearby though. The cabeza probably would have benefited from a hit of salsa. The al pastor was quite good as it was. A good ( for me ) heat level was present on all 3 fillings - there was some chile mixed into the fillings. No chips ( that I saw ) either ....

        1. re: gordon wing

          Aha, so the reason you didn't describe the salsa on your tacos is that there wasn't any!

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            which reminds me that I need to get back to Taqueria San Jose in San Rafael where the chips (warm ) and salsas are out for the taking!

          2. re: gordon wing

            I had to think about that as well, but you're right, no salsas except for maybe some added to certain tacos. I think what stands out here is their meat preparation. Just good, solid, simple stuff. That said, which taqueria couldn't benefit from having a salsa bar?

        2. La Luna Market is my local lunch spot, and I've covered the menu thoroughly during my visits. When I'm outside Napa City Limits, the simple rule of thumb is: La Luna Market for carnitas burritos and al pastor tacos. Azteca Market for carne asada tacos.

          Azteca Market
          789 Main St St, Helena, CA

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          1. re: ThirstyReader

            I also get their Carnitas and Chicken tacos as well. The chile relleno is also quite good. I noticed that they had tongue on their menu, have you ever tried that?