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Westlake Village: Taco Truck Recommend

brattenheimer Jun 2, 2010 11:38 AM

Hi, Everyone,

Looking for some taco truck catering recommendations for a picnic in July. I live in Pasadena and hired one for a birthday party (they were great). But I'm helping plan a party in Westlake Village and would love some local recommendations.

~Jody

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  1. orythedog RE: brattenheimer Jun 2, 2010 01:15 PM

    I strongly urge you to go to Latino Market on Thousand Oaks Blvd. This is my go to place when I want tacos in the area. The place rocks and it can all be had to go in quantity. Their meat rivals the best LA has to offer and they have the full monte of choices including birra, cabeza, carne asada etc... Of course it ain't a truck...

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      FoodKitCat RE: brattenheimer Jun 2, 2010 10:01 PM

      Does Westlake Village allow brown people? Me thinks that "taco truck" and "westlake" are two things that may not be lovin' one another. But there is always hope.

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        granadafan RE: FoodKitCat Jun 7, 2010 09:12 PM

        LOL. That was my first thought too. This is Westlake, so you're more likely to find sushi caterers than a taco truck. The poster below actually had a good idea about finding a truck in the Valley and see if they'll go to Westlake. There's always Oxnard. Santa Clarita is a bit far.

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        waveandwen RE: brattenheimer Jun 3, 2010 10:49 AM

        Try Taqueria El Tapatio 818-426-2508
        They are in Woodland Hills but bring the taco catering out to Santa Clarita so I think they would bring it to Westlake, too.
        They are EXCELLENT. Tacos and ALL the fixings for $8 per person--including servers and papergoods!!

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          liu RE: waveandwen Jun 3, 2010 05:25 PM

          Second Taqueria El Tapatio...love their al pastor and their horchata!
          Also, they are really nice!

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            brattenheimer RE: waveandwen Oct 25, 2010 06:12 PM

            I know it's been ages since I first started this thread, but I wanted to let you know that I did use Taqueria El Tapatio. They were AMAZING!!! And we paid extra to get the vat of horchata which was just divine.

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              liu RE: brattenheimer Oct 25, 2010 09:43 PM

              Hi, brattenheimer!
              I am glad to learn that you liked them...and their delicious horchata!
              Months later -- I am still a big fan!

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            calgal29 RE: brattenheimer Jun 7, 2010 02:55 PM

            can you tell me which taco truck you hired for your birthday? I'm looking for one for a party next week in Pasadena. Thanks.

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              brattenheimer RE: calgal29 Jun 14, 2010 06:10 PM

              I used Lety's:

              Lety's Catering
              323-353-8303 or 323-569-0558 Liz
              3 of meat, 2 salsa, corn tortillas, limes, cilantro, onions, no guccamole. 4-5 tacos per person. They bring a grill, we provide plates. They come for 3 hours. They come 1 hour before.
              What happens is they send a taco lady/guy to your house, with one of those portable cooktops. S/he provides red and green salsa, tortillas, onions, radishes and your choice of meat. They will also serve your guests. It is about $5-$6 per person

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                liu RE: brattenheimer Jun 14, 2010 06:22 PM

                And...was it good? Great?

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                  brattenheimer RE: liu Jun 17, 2010 12:23 PM

                  Ahhhh-MAZ-ING! My favorite was the Al Pastor.

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                    liu RE: brattenheimer Jun 17, 2010 03:00 PM

                    Ah! Good to hear!
                    Thanks for reporting back.

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                      Wolfgang RE: brattenheimer Jan 26, 2011 03:43 PM

                      Do you prefer Lety's or El Tapatio?

              2. I Want Tacos RE: brattenheimer Feb 10, 2011 05:45 PM

                Are you looking for the big taco truck or a taco guy with a taco bar?

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                  calgal29 RE: I Want Tacos Feb 10, 2011 06:55 PM

                  a taco guy with a taco bar

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                  spfun1 RE: brattenheimer Feb 25, 2011 04:52 PM

                  www.CartNTacos.com are really good!

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