Tuesday, June 10, 2008

taco cart


the street taco is one of the hidden gems of living in southern california. it's fast food, but not like taco bell. it's not a restaurant (although this cart is actually a part of a restaurant), but it serves tasty food. totally mobile, sometimes controversial, and really fantastic.

this cart is situated in front of "el carrizal", a mexican restaurant in pasadena located along orange grove blvd. it opens late in the evening, most nights of the week. i recommend the al pastor tacos, but i bet everything is pretty tasty late at night.

if you want to learn more about the los angeles taco scene, check out this great website.

2 comments:

Palm Axis said...

Funny link you provided. I buy tamales from a woman who sells them out of the trunk of her car she keeps parked at the neighborhood 99 cent store. I support small enterprise. Power to the people!

Come visit. Palm Axis is up and posting.

Ben Wideman said...

Awesome! Support the little people (like this blog...)

Tamales are a subject I need to dive into later somehow, but they fall in nicely in the street vendors of SoCal catagory. I also have a tamale vendor, but she is located at the Villa Park farmers market. I hear bells ringing from time to time on our street and when I look out it's not an ice cream truck, rather a person pushing a shopping cart or something of the like... I wonder if they are selling tamales. I should check it out sometime.