At the corner of Laurel canyon and Vanowen st in North Hollywood parks Tacos Texcoco.
Texcoco is a municipality located in the valley of Mexico east of Mexico City. Lake Texcoco was originally one of the five lakes contained in the Valley of Mexico. The mural on this wagon is interesting. In the background is Lake Texcoco and the Valley of Mexico. The woman looks a bit overwhelmed. But what is the man holding?
The front of the wagon had no list of meats or prices so when the taquero looked at me as if to say que quieres? I responded with "pastor y asada..one of each" hoping that I hadn't stumbled on a truck that served only borrego or barbacoa.
I was afraid he would respond with "esto es un lonchera barbacoa! baboso! Mira el gabacho....ello dice "dame carne asada hahaha!" but my fears were quelled when the taquero smiled and said "$1.60 my friend" . I pushed two dollars through the window of the taco wagon and made note of the excellent deal "You could have really embarrassed me my friend, keep the change."
My tacos came garnished with onions, cilantro and a spicy salsa verde to which I added some roja from one of the salsa containers. The sweetness from the salsa verde blending with the rustic dark red chile flavor of the salsa roja gave a slight piquant flavor followed by a spicy heat that stings the tongue and lingers.
Overall these were excellent tacos. The tortillas soft and oiled, the meat juicy and flavorful and the chile salsas adding that extra punch. One thing these hombres need though is to advertise the 80 cent taco price and to put a menu on their truck. Most gabachos are intimidated by taco trucks that don't have the words carne asada on them.
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Tacos Texcoco Laurel Canyon and Vanowen St(nights only), tacos 80c