Sunday, May 23, 2010

Taco Trucks in Los Angeles? Yes.

This morning a colleague took me to one of his favorite local Taco Trucks, La Estrella.
I ordered one al pastor and one carnitas taco. My esteemed colleague ordered Carnitas and carne asada.

The tacos were served with a smokey (chipotle?) chile sauce. The meat was tender and juicy. Some people do not like the word juicy prescribed to meat but more people dislike the word moist. I might even say most dislike moist. La Estrella is located on York about a half a block before Avenue 54.

My esteemed and respected colleague suggested that we try another truck's offerings. We immediately made the trek to the corner of York and Avenue 54, a half block away, to Tacos El Pique.

I ordered the same at El Pique, pastor and carnitas. My trusted, esteemed, and stylish colleague and I agreed that the meat was less flavorful than Estrella. I thought El Pique's tacos had a fresh taste that I quite liked. Perhaps the cucumber garnish had something to do with that. I would suggest El Pique over Estrella if you were not in the mood for a smokey salsa.

So far, like Idaho taco trucks, all the food was delicious.

1 comment:

esar said...

How refreshing! This is a super fun topic to read, and even sip! Who says trucks and truck equipment is the only important topic? By golly,
what’s your brand, what tastes best, is important to all of us.
Thanks to Pilot and to Fleet Owner for reminding us of the simpler topics of interest to truck operators.
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