There are tacos and then there are tacos for which you will violate all social etiquette by scooping up salsa drenched meat and onion droppings with your fingers to get every last morsel of flavor off of your plate.
That's what kind of tacos you'll find at La Estrella off the 60 freeway on Soto st. The La Estrella name goes a long way when it comes to the LA taco scene. La Estrella has built a reputation from Pasadena to Highland Park for delicious small tacos that pack a punch. That's why when my plate of tacos were ready and I saw the mini-burrito style tacos I realized that this La Estrella may not be part of the La Estrella chain . These tacos are larger , the salsa is a little more subtle(not the shot of spice you'll find at the other La Estrellas) and the price is a wallet pleasing $1.25 per taco.
On this day the toasted corn tortillas were not enough to hold all the chunks of tender al pastor and charred bits of carne asada that fell on to my plate but I happily used my fingers to scoop up anything I missed. And with a cold bottle of mexican coke to chase every last bite it was the perfect way to start the weekend.
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