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El Pique Taco Truck

York at Ave. 53
Highland Park, CA 90042


  • Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • $
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
El Pique, a truck that seems to be permanently parked in front of a car wash at the corner of York and Avenue 53 in Highland Park, sells what it calls D.F.-style tacos, as served in Mexico City. It may be one of the best taco trucks in Los Angeles: freshly grilled tortillas rich with the flavor of toasted corn, peppery steak or chili-crusted bits of pork al pastor, a smoky, complexly hot red salsa that melts into the crisp meat — magnificent.

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