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Aug 24, 2012 07:21 PM

Tacos Leo - LaBrea at Venice - Current Info?

The Tacos Leo truck at the N/W corner of LaBrea at Venice has been lauded as having real spit-grilled and freshly sliced al pastor with pineapple tacos for a buck. The revived Great Taco Hunt blog and others have raved about this find. But when I visited on a Saturday evening three weeks ago about 8:30 I found a line and some good tacos, but they were the ruddy-red seasoned kind that looked like they were from a griddle, not a succulent spit. And the pineapple was cool, as if from a cooler, not at all caramelized or warm as if cut from the top of the big disc of rotating meat.

Here are some notices from LA Weekly:

Alas, those notices are from two years ago.

Here is the Great Taco Hunt post:

Does anyone have the current scoop?

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  1. They have a FB page and they created this grand re-opening event on it for this Sunday, after doing tons of repairs to their truck, so maybe that's why you had some just OK tacos when you were there

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    1. re: bad nono

      Do they have special hours (or new hours in general) for Sunday? I am used to them being there starting at 8pm (granted I haven't been in LA for almost 2 yrs...). I don't have facebook either, so I can't get any more info off their faceboook site.

      1. re: mdpilam

        It says 5 to 10 PM on the FB event page.

    2. You should be able to see the trompo right outside the truck with the taquero slicing the meat and pineapple right in front of you. So if you didn't see that, I suspect it had something to do with what bad nono posted about.

      1. I was just there last Wednesday and the spit was there and people were buying them 6 at a time

        1. from their FB page today "Leo's Taco Truck Fans, we regretfully inform you (again) that we are postponing our Grand Re-Opening due to unforeseen technicalities.

          We will announce the new date as we lock everything in and to add to the festivities, we'll be co-celebrating our anniversary at the La Brea/Venice location.

          To make it up to our loyal Fans, if you stop by today and mention Facebook, your Tacos Al Pastor are 50%.

          Thank you!"

          1. from al retae/MTL:

            tacos leo now serving lunch. trompos does not come out until sun comes down.