May 25, 2009

And the answer is...

El Taurino! A popular 24 hour joint located in Los Angeles...


A look at their menu.


I settled for two tacos: carne and al pastor @ $1.25 each. Two street sized tacos that you can devour in 2 bites. They come bare boned w/ just onions and cilantro. You can add cheese, sour cream, guac for an additional price (check menu for add ons). You could really taste the citrusy marinade the carne had been in, and the al pastor, cooked on and sliced from the spit as it should be, was very soft and tender. I've read/heard people say that this is hands down the best place in L.A. to get carne asada and al pastor. To tell the truth, this is the only place I've had tacos in L.A, but I would agree that both are pretty good. Not the best I've ever had, but definitely up there. What I will vouch for is their salsa roja. Now that is the best hot sauce I've ever had...very spicy and so addicting at the same time. I also tried out their salsa verde, which tasted freshly made, and had a milder kick to it, compared to its fiery sister.


Also ordered the carnitas tostada $3.49. Beans topped with carnitas, sliecd tomatoes, onions, sour creme, crumbled cotija cheese, and a fresh slice of avocado. The carnitas was a little on the dry side for me, but doused with hot sauce, along w/ the combo of everything else going on, this tasted pretty good.


2306 W 11th St
Los Angeles, CA 90006

You can park on the street, but they do have a nice sized parking lot in the back on Hoover.

4 rah rah rahs:

Melissa Good Taste said...

That Salsa Verde loooooked goooood!

Annie said...

oooh my fave! tostada... now u really got me craving it. maybe jeff will get it on the way home of these days...

shavedicesundays said...

now THAT looks good. Too bad it's so far away though.

theGHEEM said...

i love their tostada.

i love their sopas as well.

if ur free.. my el salvadorian friend took to eat pupusas in south gate. it was pretty good.

miss you!

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