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May 2, 2013 04:05 PM

Looking for a market that sells marinated carne asada

I need to buy 30 lbs of carne asada and 30 lbs of chicken or al pastor meat to make tacos for a large party. Which market has the best tasting carne asada? Looking for a place on the eastside (Silver Lake, Echo Park, East Hwood, Highland Park, etc)


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    1. re: Servorg

      If you aren't comfortable with a Mexican/Central American market their is also a Jons right across the street that would have what you are looking for as well. It might not be quite up to the level as Villalobos, but I like Jons for their ethnic offerings quite a lot.

      1. re: Servorg

        thanks! I think I will check this place out.

      2. Doesn't Trader Joe's have it? Not in large proportions, though.

        1. Fresh & Easy has it. But in smallish (couple pounds, maybe) packages.

          1. Vallarta Market has great marinated meats. But the closest location to the east side is North Hollywood. Which is not so close!

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            1. re: happybaker

              They have an East LA branch too, and that would probably be the closest one to Silver Lake.

              1. re: Servorg

                I just looked. Did you mean this address?

                3425 Whittier Blvd.
                Los Angeles, CA 90023

            2. Love the carne asada at Northgate Gonzalez. It is the simplicity of their carne asada that I love since the section of meat (plate/flap) is such a tasty cut.

              Also their shrimp ceviche is really good.