Wednesday, September 21, 2005

La Isla Bonita


La Isla Bonita might be my favorite name for a taqueria or taco truck. This Venice taco truck has gained it's following by serving up tasty mariscos and seafood tostadas as well as tacos and burritos.Your tacos at La Isla Bonita come with your choice of meat as well as onions, cilantro, salsa roja and pinto beans. Yes pinto beans! It's a nice touch and adds something to the overall taste of the taco. I've never asked for no pinto beans on my tacos and why should I? I'm actually afraid to find out what would happen if I did. I could get banned. The pinto beans on the tacos seperates La Isla Bonita from the rest of the local taco competition and it gives them their character. Who am I to defy this? I am just an anomalous taco reporter.


asada and al pastor

No trip to La Isla Bonita is complete without sampling their mariscos. Whether it's a shrimp tostada or cocktail or a fish ceviche tostada you can't go wrong. Especially on a saturday afternoon before a pub crawl along main st. Actually if you are going on a pub crawl stay away from mariscos and just load up on carbs with tacos and burritos.
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it's Venice so you might see this guy

La Isla Bonita is parked on Rose Ave one block west of 4th St. Between noon and 2pm there is a steady crowd with workers from Main st and venice slackers enjoying the mariscos and taco truck fare. On the weekends there is a more relaxed scene with locals and mexican family's. I suggest finding a parking spot near the taco truck so you can use the hood of your car to place your plate of tacos, mariscos and bebidas. As far as drinks go they have mexican coke as well as jarritos to choose from.

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La Isla Bonita is on Rose Ave one block west of 4th st in Venice. Tacos are $1.25 each

5 comments:

  1. Werid...i just saw this truck last night randomly while taking a shortcut home to avoid Lincoln Blvd traffic!

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  2. It's been there for years. It's got some pub from some local tv. That's how I first heard about it.

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  3. Matthias Miller1/16/06, 5:04 PM

    This truck has some of the best al pastor around. Short of Pepe's tacos in Puerto Vallarta and a hole in the wall I know in San Pedro, the al pastor is excellent. Their oysters are excellent and the shrimp/ceviche mixtas tostada is great. I've been going to this truck since 1990. I live in the Bay Area and when I'm in Los Angles I always hit that truck, hit La Cabana up the street for the best corn torillas in L.A. and I go to Sasabune in West L.A, for the best tokyo-style sushi around

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  4. I’ve been going to this truck since the mid-90's. I absolutely love it. They are my favorite tacos but for El Parian.

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  5. Matthias Miller5/18/11, 9:30 PM

    This truck has some of the best al pastor around. Short of Pepe's tacos in Puerto Vallarta and a hole in the wall I know in San Pedro, the al pastor is excellent. Their oysters are excellent and the shrimp/ceviche mixtas tostada is great. I've been going to this truck since 1990. I live in the Bay Area and when I'm in Los Angles I always hit that truck, hit La Cabana up the street for the best corn torillas in L.A. and I go to Sasabune in West L.A, for the best tokyo-style sushi around

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