Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tacos El Idolo - Taco Truck on the Northeast corner of 14th Street and 8th Ave.

I hate to repeat myself but I am not use to paying $2.50 for a taco so I am always a bit offended when I do and yet somehow I keep coming back to this spot. This taco truck aka lonchera (SoCal spanglish way of saying it) is parked at this corner every night and I have even seen them there as late as 2am or was it 3am?

Tamales are $1.50 and enchiladas go for about $6. But, we're here to talk tacos.

What to get
Hands down the carne asada (bistec) tacos; I wouldn't rate this place as one of my top choices but definitely WORTH A VISIT if you're in the neighborhood and hungry. The chicken and the carnitas tacos are also worth an honorable mention, not very dry and not very greasy.

What NOT to get
Two things, the first is the vegetarian taco, because you can make this at home (although people seem to like them). Second, the lengua taco, I am a big fan of this taco and well I was a bit under-whelmed. I can't stress enough how much of a snob I am about this taco because when it's made well it's Jimmie Walker Dy-no-mite!

This place is definitely CASH ONLY but the truck is conveniently parked in front of an ATM.

1 comment:

bradbabo said...

These guys usually do a pretty good job with the tacos, however, last time I went I had a carnitas torta. Not recommended at all - too much big fat chunk action on the sucker.

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