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Echo Park Taco Trucks

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rastan Jun 17, 2005 11:53 AM

After driving past the taco truck / roach coach at Glendale Blvd and Silver Lake Blvd (near those atrocious "lofts" being built that offer spectacular views of Glendale Blvd, other lofts, and the bank - shudder), I have decided to finally venture out and start trying some of the taco trucks that LA has to offer. Any suggestions on where to start? I'm in the Silver Lake / Echo Park cusp - so if I can start close to home, that would be preferred. Also - what does one get at a taco truck? Tacos only? Carne asada, el pastor, carnitas, etc?

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    WildSwede Jun 17, 2005 12:34 PM

    Not a taco "truck" but more of a stand in front of the Spain Restaurant 1866 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles right at the entrance to the 2 freeway. Best Chorizo I have ever had. It is run by the cook(s) of the restaurant. He told me they make the chorizo themselves. Also have carne asada and cheek. Carne asada was good, did not have cheek. Chorizo is amazing - unlike anything I have had.

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      Ninja Jun 18, 2005 01:35 AM

      There is a terrific taco truck parked on Sunset between Everett and Marion very close to El Chubasco in Echo Park. They have been serving amazing el pastor tacos for nearly 30 years and are definitely worth having. They are spicy though!

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        carolGleaming Jun 13, 2007 08:41 PM

        There is a truck open after 6pm and sometimes past midnight on logan street, just south of sunset. The carnitas tacos are fantastic and only a dollar.

        1. Chowpatty Jun 14, 2007 09:22 AM

          My favorite is the Taco Zone truck on Alvarado just north of Sunset next to the Von's parking lot. Try the carne asada, carnitas or chorizo tacos.
          http://eatingla.blogspot.com/2006/12/...

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            ns1 Jun 14, 2007 09:46 AM

            awesome, I live down the street. Thanks for the heads up

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              revets2 Jun 14, 2007 07:48 PM

              second this. he carves his own and it's terrific.

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                EatinThePizzaNaked Jun 15, 2007 10:49 AM

                the suadero here is incredible.

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                jaydee Jun 14, 2007 09:34 AM

                further south on alvarado and kent st - is a taco 'cart' that dishes out decent tacos as well.

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                  eatdrinknbmerry Jun 14, 2007 12:01 PM

                  i like tacos ariza's on logan/sunset. they open up shop at 5 pm till late in the evening. after the echo, i'm always there grabbing a carne asada burrito ($4). it's not bad at all.

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                  oilydal Jun 14, 2007 03:55 PM

                  i live in echo park as well & i like to venture over to hollywood...the "el matador" truck on western just north of santa monica blvd. has some of the best al pastor tacos i've had in town.

                  also, i would recommend checking out the great taco hunt blog:

                  http://tacohunt.blogspot.com/

                  bandini has tried them all!

                  1. corydon Jun 14, 2007 04:31 PM

                    not a truck but more of a parking lot ad hoc outdoor restaurant in the parking lot at 2nd/beaudry on thurs-sun. I like it because adding frijoles de olla to my taco is what gives me joy. The meat is good, to but a different style (maybe C. American?). Pastor is spectacular.

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                      Chowpatty Jun 15, 2007 11:12 AM

                      I've been wondering about that place, I park right near there to visit a friend who lives on Figueroa and Third...I'll definitely check it out!

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                        revets2 Jun 15, 2007 03:14 PM

                        never been, but my dad raves about this place.

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