Tacos Sinaloa is as far as I know the first traditional taco truck in LA to use twitter ( http://twitter.com/tacos_sinaloa ). Hey if you can’t beat em join em. Because of their fixed location(Figueroa and Ave 55) twitter may not be as essential to their business model as it is for the more transient gourmet wagons but it’s still a great way to let the LA taco populace know where you are. And if they decide to move locations it’s a great way to keep fans in the loop.(see my previous post on Echo Park’s Tacos Arabe)
I had heard of Tacos Sinaloa before but when I was told they were on twitter I had to head out to Highland Park and try the tacos. It was worth the drive, the tacos were excellent.
(carne asada and al pastor)
The tacos are nicely balanced - a mild avocado salsa and salsa roja on top of well seasoned meats. You get a good mix of flavor with each bite - the coolness of the avocado salsa matching wits with the spiced al pastor. The al pastor is not cut from a vertical spit but one can tell it has been carefully prepared and well marinated. The side of grilled onions are a nice compliment.
Carne asada is on point as well. On this taco the avocado salsa has more to say without the spice from the al pastor vying for attention. The beef is subtle and you can really taste the more complex flavors of the salsas.
If you want something a little more hearty order a vampiro, a crispy corn tortilla topped with meat, cheese and salsa or if you have the appetite order the chorreada , a traditional Costa Rican antojito made from pancake and stuffed with meat or potato and cheese filling.
Tacos are a deal at $1 each and with all the competition in Highland Park these tacos rank right up there with the best of them. If you want a taco with a shot of spicy salsa roja you may want to head to La Estrella or El Pique on York but for maximum flavor and for lovers of avocado salsa it’s Tacos Sinaloa.
Figueroa and Ave 55
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