There's a lot to love about this colorful late night truck that parks on Eagle Rock Boulevard. If the hand-painted John Rambo mural painted on one side of the lonchero isn't enough to make you pull over, the wafting smell of grilled meats should do it. The pork is water-boiled before being seasoned and fried, but the mellow saltiness works well with the freshly chopped onions and kick of salsa roja. These are great carnitas introduction tacos, pulled apart and loaded up with toppings to provide porky newcomers with a taste of what's to come.
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