I needed to take a break from eating tacos. Dont get me wrong, I love tacos but I needed some space. I love tacos but I'm not in love with them. I prefer to play around. I used to be loyal to King Taco but since this taco hunt started I havn't been back to King Taco. I still love King Taco but I want to see what else is out there and I hope King Taco takes me back after this taco journey.
So I was in the mood for some carnitas and headed to Casa Diaz, a taqueria in Los Feliz on hollywood blvd. Los Feliz has it's share of taco competition. There is Yuca's on Hillhurst, a favorite of chowhounds citywide and a favorite of your humble taco correspondent as well. There's also a taco stand called Machos Tacos and a Dos Burritos.
Casa Diaz is a family owned taqueria with a menu of tacos, burritos, tamales and other mexican fare. I ordered three carnitas tacos and a rice horchata.
As far as the carnitas...Wow. Most carnitas is your standard shredded pork with not much kicked up flavor but this was different. The pork was juicy and seasoned and packed with flavor. The tacos also came with a light guacamole as well as a smokey salsa roja. The guacamole was subtle and complimented the strong flavors from the shredded pork just right and the salsa roja added a little bite to the taco. Neither salsa overwhelmed the real star of the taco which was the carnitas.
I can't wait to get back to Casa Diaz. There is a quality to these tacos that makes you crave them and the juicy shredded pork has changed my perceptions of what carnitas can be. This may be the best carnitas I've had.
Casa Diaz 4666 Hollywood Blvd Los Feliz 90027. Tacos are $1.25 each