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Arturo's Puffy Tacos

15693 Leffingwell Road
Whittier, CA 90604
562-947-2250

Details

  • Mon-Sat 10am-9:30pm
  • $
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Sí, Whittier isn't Orange County, but Arturo's Puffy Tacos might as well be, located just two blocks from La Habra, a postgame favorite for fans of La Habra High's mighty Highlanders football squad. Get the puffy, a fresh disc of masa flash-fried until the thing puffs up to create air pockets, then bent and stuffed with meat (usually carne guisada or picadillo), lettuce and a snowstorm of shredded cheese. It's as if a taco dorado decided to evolve into a sope but quit halfway, and it combines the pleasures of the two: thick yet airy, earthy, crispy, golden, one of America's great regional treats.

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