Thursday, February 9, 2012
El Taquito Mexicano Truck
On the way back, if I haven't eaten, I send Elizabeth a text. It usually goes exactly like this:
Me: Want me to pick up some tacos?"
Most every time I stop by the El Taquito truck in the Nishikawa Auto Service parking lot. (Arturo's truck is just a couple of blocks north, and it's fine, but I like everything about El Taquito just a little bit better.) My standard order on such occasions is this: three carnitas, three chicharron, three al pastor.
Back home fifteen minutes later the routine is just as immutable: Elizabeth eats two carnitas, I eat two chicharron and one al pastor. (The next morning the leftovers are available for her to take for lunch, but if she forgets - which is more often than not - I have eaten them before my first cup of coffee is poured.)
I haven't said anything about the tacos and I'm not going to say much. The photos are self-explanatory. If you think these look disgusting you won't be coming here, but then again you're probably not the type to consider lining up at a taco truck in the first place. Nothing wrong with that. But if you think these tacos look great, you can probably imagine how they're going to taste and you don't need my description.
The El Taquito truck is open until 1 most nights of the week and 3 AM on Friday and Saturday. Those of you reading that in places like New York or even some parts of Los Angeles may shrug and say "So?" But I promise you in Pasadena that's not very common. I have heard several people call these the best tacos in Los Angeles. I would not go that far, but they are indeed delicious and I feel lucky to have this truck just a mile south of Old Town.
Posted by JustinM at 11:40 AM