There are many wonderful reasons to live in Los Angeles, but one of my favorites is the street tacos.
Street Tacos In Los Angeles
Los Angeles is full of ethnic enclaves and neighborhoods very different than the next. The diversity of food options is one of the key selling points of the City of Angels.
I often drive through a business improvement district of Los Angeles located in the San Fernando valley in LA’s Sun Valley neighborhood. The main street is Tuxford Avenue and it features a number of dumps, junkyards, scrap metal shops, and a large concrete quarry.
For years, two sisters from Mexico set up a taco stand on the side of the road and offer freshly-made tacos. They have no permits or health inspectors, they just set up shop for a few hours in the afternoon.
As much as I enjoy “Mexican” fast food, there’s noting like freshly grilled tacos with al pastor (pork), carne asada (beef), or pollo (chicken). But best of all? The homemade roja (red) and verde (green) salsa.
For years I’ve searched stores (even Mexican-owned) grocery stores for authentic red and green sauce and have never been able to find it. This alone makes these tacos simply incredible.
As for authenticity, the ladies don’t speak English, accept cash only, and do not use flour tortillas, only corn. I’m sure someone can pinpoint these tacos to a certain region, but I just know they are the best of the best.
If I had to pick one food I would eat every day for the rest of my life, this would be a top contender. I’m thankful to live in Los Angeles for many reasons, but a primary reason is the street tacos. #yum
What is your favorite food in Los Angeles?