I pulled off the 210 freeway to look for a gas station and there she was; a taco wagon hitched to a truck, and she was calling my name. Not literally calling me over, but beckoning me, like a lighthouse, as if I was adrift out at sea and lost, and looking for some kind of sign. The sign I was looking for read “tortillas hecha a mano” and it was game on.
I ordered al pastor and carne asada. The al pastor was close to ground pork but the flavor was good. The carne asada was the better of the two. There were no fatty bits and the meat was seasoned well. These would have been just okay tacos if not for the fresh homemade tortilla and the excellent salsa. I love a salsa with good heat to it and this one didn’t disappoint.
tacos $1.25 each
The plate was loaded up with a bunch of good stuff: radishes, grilled seasoned onions, and a grilled jalapeno. I love when taco trucks load your plate up with good stuff. I never used to be a radish or cucumber guy. My plate would come with radishes and cucumbers and I would just fire them off into the closest bin. But now I love all that stuff. Give me a fat blistering jalapeno and then a cool cucumber to finish it off. Give me an ice-cold jarritos, a plate of tacos, and the sun in my face. Or the rain in my face for all I care. Just as long as my plate of tacos comes piled up with the good stuff.
100 E Arrow Highway
Tacos $1.25 each