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Mar 20, 2014 03:30 PM

Excellent tacos al pastor in San Jose: Antojitos Mexicanas on Alum Rock...

Driving down Alum Rock yesterday evening I came across the Antojitos Mexicanas Los Tres Reyes truck and scored some fantastic tacos al pastor. Didn't see much written about them here, though I know they've been around for a while, so figured I'd give them a quick nod.

I don't claim to have tried many al pastor places nearby (I work here, but live in the southern part of the state), but these were the best I've had in San Jose by far.

The picture here was taken at about 9:30 p.m. and the spit was still running as you can see. Tacos were - I think $1.75 each. I had al pastor and pollo. Pollo was fine, but al pastor is all that mattered. Fantastic. Great flavor, but pork that was tender and juicy, not dried out or heavy handed on the flavor. Give it a go.

Would love to hear other folks' favorite al pastor in the broader vicinity.

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  1. I like the al pastor at Ruby's Taqueria in Sunnyvale, also a big fan of their diabla burrito (spicy shrimp w/ guac and sour cream)

    1. This looks pretty good. Did he shave it straight from the spit onto the tortilla? I haven't found a place in the Bay that does that (I miss Tacos Leos in LA).

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      1. re: mdpilam

        yup. He's not quite as fast and deft with the machete as the awesome taquero at tacos Leo, but the flavor is comparable. It's really good.

        Give it a go… let me know what you think.

      2. Was the truck at Alum Rock & N. King Rd? Is it always there? What does the truck look like?

        My Mexican co-worker recommended to me to try Super Taqueria, 480 S. 10th St, SJ - I still haven't been.

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        1. re: hhc

          It's on Alum Rock, near the corner of McCreery. There is a tire repair place on the corner of Alum Rock and McCreery, and the taco truck is set up in a vacant lot next door to the tire place. Because it's set up in the vacant lot, and and not on the street, it seems it's a bit more permanent than a completely roving taco truck. That said, I don't live in the area… I just work up here, so I don't really know for sure.

          I've attached a TERRIBLE photo so you can see what it looks like. You'll get the gist.

          Thanks for the Super Taqueria recommendation… I'll try and give it a try shortly.

          1. re: hhc

            Super Taqueria is a local chain

            If you want to avoid the SJSU congestion, 1way street, limited parking, try one of their other locations