HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Tell us about it

Ricky's Tacos --- Does it have a brick-and-mortar site now ?

kevin Apr 16, 2013 03:42 PM


  1. n
    ns1 May 10, 2013 02:20 PM

    *pours out a corona for the good ol' illegitimate Ricky's posted outside the laundromat with the rainbow umbrella*

    2 Replies
    1. re: ns1
      Servorg May 10, 2013 02:34 PM

      And my rip off of "Carnac the Magnificent" (channeling my inner Johnny Carson) has me holding up a sealed envelope in front of my Costco turban and to the question "What is a sure bet" the answer that comes to me is:

      "Death" "Taxes" and "Someone posting that Ricky's was better when he had an illegitimate cart with the rainbow umbrella posted outside the laundromat."

      1. re: Servorg
        ns1 May 10, 2013 02:41 PM

        Not saying anything about better, just saying I miss it :)

    2. wienermobile May 10, 2013 11:09 AM

      Good news...It looks like Ricky is getting a food truck!

      3 Replies
      1. re: wienermobile
        PeterCC May 10, 2013 11:18 AM

        Great! Hope he comes to the Westside!

        1. re: PeterCC
          Ciao Bob May 10, 2013 02:12 PM

          I'll meet you there, Peter!

          1. re: PeterCC
            ilysla May 10, 2013 04:32 PM

            Oh, that'd be lovely....

        2. TonyC Apr 16, 2013 08:50 PM

          OP, I'm curious, do you not have internet?


          1. k
            kevin Apr 16, 2013 03:52 PM

            Oh, maybe that's why I thought it was a brick and mortar.

            My bad.

            Thanks for the heads up.

            Hopefully he's actually there during those particular hours. He seemed to have been quite erratic in years past, when he was known to hang around Sunset and Virgil (?)

            8 Replies
            1. re: kevin
              wienermobile Apr 16, 2013 03:56 PM

              Always check Ricky's Twitter account before you go. That usually seems to be correct.

              1. re: wienermobile
                kevin Apr 16, 2013 03:57 PM

                Thanks I'll do just that.

                I want to see how it compares to the trifecta of TBE, TBFTIE, and TPC.

                1. re: kevin
                  wienermobile Apr 16, 2013 04:40 PM

                  Ricky's is my favorite. Stick with his classic fish taco and not the shrimp or lobster.

                  1. re: wienermobile
                    livemyjourney Apr 16, 2013 04:56 PM

                    Great recommendation! Definitely need to give it a try!


                    1. re: wienermobile
                      ilysla Apr 17, 2013 12:27 AM

                      Agreed. I love the fish taco but found the shrimp and lobster disappointing. I don't think either of the latter two hold up well to deep frying and end up kind of tasteless and rubbery.

                      1. re: ilysla
                        ns1 Apr 17, 2013 09:17 AM

                        I like the shrimp a lot and so do a lot of my friends. Totally agreed on the lobster though; it's a giant taco and there's value, but it's still 7 or 9 bucks or w/e and not nearly as good as the fish/shrimp.

                        BTW ricky's special is a fish AND shrimp taco.

                        1. re: ns1
                          ilysla Apr 17, 2013 11:24 AM

                          Hmmm.... maybe I'll just have to re-try the Ricky's special.

                          Yes! That's a very good point about the size of the taco for the lobster. It's relatively cheap, given the quantity, but, on top of the rubbery texture, it's also large and unwieldy to eat....

                    2. re: kevin
                      ns1 Apr 16, 2013 05:16 PM

                      RFT > all those by a mile, except TBE has those delicious salted grilled peppers, and TBFTIE has that delicious radish relish.

                2. wienermobile Apr 16, 2013 03:47 PM

                  Not yet, but he has been serving at 1100 N. Main st. (Chinatown) 11:30am - 4:30pm or till they run out, on weekends for the past month.

                  3 Replies
                  1. re: wienermobile
                    mrgreenbeenz Apr 16, 2013 04:23 PM

                    A couple fish tacos apre-thai costco?!?!?!

                    That is a true embarassment of riches....

                    1. re: mrgreenbeenz
                      ns1 Apr 16, 2013 05:15 PM

                      "A couple fish tacos apre-thai costco?!?!?!"

                      I've read this 4 times now and I have no idea what you're trying to say.

                      1. re: ns1
                        Servorg Apr 16, 2013 06:06 PM

                        LAX-C Market is at the same address.

                  Show Hidden Posts