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El Taurino

1104 S. Hoover St.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
213-385-1187

Details

  • Sun-Thu 8:30am-3am, Fri-Sat 24 Hours
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Some of the best tacos in town come from the truck that spends its weekends parked behind the downtown Mexican restaurant El Taurino. Inside the truck, a gleaming column of marinated pork al pastor rotates on a great big stick before a simulated shepherd's fire, as bits of the outside layer of meat caramelize and drip juice. Somebody hacks off a few slivers, slivers you know are meant for your very taco, and rushes to anoint the pork with finely chopped onion, cilantro and a stupendous, dusky hot sauce that perfectly accents the sweetness of the meat. These tacos tend to get eaten before you reach your car. Truck operates on weekends.

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