There are thousands of taco trucks in LA . Not all of them are good. Some of them suck actually. Ordinarily I would feel bad about telling someone they suck and even though I’m not telling them to their face that they suck I still feel bad for pointing it out. But I’m a taco reporter not a motivational speaker. So I’m sorry if anyone from El Delfin Jr hears through the grapevine that the taco bandini has brought the hammer down(highly unlikely, nobody reads this stuff)
There’s a reason I put lettuce on notice. Lettuce has no business on a street taco(or inside a burrito for that matter) If your taco has lettuce there’s a good chance it’s there to hide something. That was the case at El Delfin jr at the corner of Mariposa and 8th st near Koreatown. I ordered my staple, carne asada and al pastor and boy were these tacos a disaster.
The al pastor was crumbled undercooked ground pork with a sour gamey flavor with bits of pork fat in every bite. The asada was pretty awful as well. More than half the taco was gristle and the rest of the meat lacked any flavor whatsoever. No salsa roja on earth could have hidden the flaws of these tacos.
The bar has been raised high by many of LA's excellent taco trucks. I'll put LA's taco trucks up against any other city.LA is the taco truck capitol of the country. However that doesn't mean every taco truck in LA is on top of their game.
El Delfin Jr 8th st and Mariposa Ave, Los Angeles. Tacos $1