La Estrella Taco Truck

York Blvd. & Avenue 54
Highland Park, CA 90042
Critics' Pick


  • Daily, 11 a.m.-midnight.
  • $
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
As a longstanding member of the taco truck community, this permanently parked operation off York in Highland Park is known for its carne asada, thick with salsa verde and freshly chopped white onions. It is the unmistakable mix of salty beef and zippy salsa plus a couple of warm, soft tortillas that have kept La Estrella in the L.A. taco lexicon for so long. Others may opt for the carnitas, a version which may have no rank with porky purists, but is served warm, tender, and overflowing with juices for the rest of us.

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