Saturday, May 26, 2007

Super Tacos Michoacan



Have you ever been driving around with some friends when one of you says "hey..where can we get 20 tacos for 10 bucks?" Well if you have the answer to that question would be Super Tacos Michoacan, a taco stand at the corner of Vineland and Chandler in North Hollywood.

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I joked with the girl behind the counter that if I could eat 20 tacos all by myself if they would be free. "Like that movie with John Candy" I said.

She had no idea what I was talking about and neither did I frankly.

"You can eat 20 tacos?" she laughed "Not you,not 20 tacos"

I guess I don't look like a twenty taco eating guy. I went with the four taco and drink special for $4.99 (al pastor, carne asada, carnitas, birria)

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They have a nice salsa bar with verde and roja and grilled jalapeno peppers. When my tacos were ready I ladled some salsa roja over them and plopped one of the grilled jalapenos on my plate. I have a rule that if a taquero places a grilled jalapeno on my plate I must eat it (I'm actually obsessive compulsive about it..if I don't eat it it alters the taco universe). When I am the one putting the jalapeno on my plate I don't always stick to the ritual. Somehow when the taquero does it I feel that it is dishonorable not to eat it. Especially after they've gone to the trouble of grilling it.

These beauties all went down easy except for the birria, which was a little gamey. The carnitas and al pastor were excellent. The salted pork of the carnitas went well with the spicy roja as did the sweetness of the al pastor.After one bite of the asada taco I got a little adventurous and cut the stem from the jalepeno and wrapped it inside the asada taco. The flavor and heat from the grilled pepper paired perfectly with the juicy flank steak and corn tortillas. Sabroso!

Now if only I can drag some of my compaƱeros to Noho.

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Super Tacos Michoacan
5342 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood


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10 comments:

  1. Bandini, thanks for another great taco find and great review.

    One of these days I'm going step up to the challenge of A 20 Taco Feast/Binge (and for only $10).

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  2. Went to this place this past Saturday (6/2/07). It is now $20 for 20 tacos. The number looks like a 1, but the lady firmly said it was $20. Service was very nice (the ladies were very sweet). Unfortunately, the tacos and menudo I picked up wasn't anything to write home about. The Menudo lacked flavor, I had to salt it numerous times. The tacos, cabeza - almost tasted like pork rinds (really good), and the (buche) flavorless. Carnitas - soft and moist and had the most flavor, but still lacking that salty, sweetness. Overall, this should be more like a 2 taco rating.

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  3. Hats off to you on your taco quest. Keep up the good work.

    How about indicating the county health department grade of the taco joint on all your upcoming posts?

    I think the taste is important but the sanitation issue should not be ignored.

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  4. When I stopped by this restaurant a couple of weeks ago, the place was totally closed with an army of pest control guys working their butt off inside the restaurant.

    The LA County Health Department notice on the window next to the health department grade "C" says shut down due to cockroach contamination.

    Scary.

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  5. I used to live right down the street from that place, but was always turned off cuz of the "c" rating.

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  6. I love Super Tacos Michoacan. One of my favorite places.

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  7. I love Super Tacos Michoacan. One of my favorite places.

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  8. I used to live right down the street from that place, but was always turned off cuz of the "c" rating.

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  9. When I stopped by this restaurant a couple of weeks ago, the place was totally closed with an army of pest control guys working their butt off inside the restaurant.

    The LA County Health Department notice on the window next to the health department grade "C" says shut down due to cockroach contamination.

    Scary.

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  10. Went to this place this past Saturday (6/2/07). It is now $20 for 20 tacos. The number looks like a 1, but the lady firmly said it was $20. Service was very nice (the ladies were very sweet). Unfortunately, the tacos and menudo I picked up wasn't anything to write home about. The Menudo lacked flavor, I had to salt it numerous times. The tacos, cabeza - almost tasted like pork rinds (really good), and the (buche) flavorless. Carnitas - soft and moist and had the most flavor, but still lacking that salty, sweetness. Overall, this should be more like a 2 taco rating.

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