Scarfing Tacos Worth Traveling For in Los Angeles, California
Mobile though they be, the best hot trucks aren’t always where you need them when you want them. Motoring across vast tracts of a 4,000-square-mile county for dollar tacos may seem excessive, but woe to those on the west side or in the South Bay who decline the trek to this Highland Park culinary treasure, reliably berthed at Avenue 50 and Monte Vista. The friendly folks aboard Birria y Tacos “El Pariente” hand-make the light, flavorful tortillas right in front of you—while you decide among carne asada (beef), lengua (tongue), pastor (marinated pork), and other braised meats, including their signature birria (goat). House-made salsas abound; try a smoky poblano or fresh green chili with cilantro, and cool it all down with the sliced cucumbers offered on the side.