Don Taco was a dingy taco stand on Vermont between 8th & 9th. It disappeared about twenty years ago.
Their taco meat was...unusual. They used hamburger patties. Yes those cheap bulk rubber disks. Taco lovers might be abhorred. But no this thing was...strangely Incredible. The cook dipped the tortilla in lard before slightly pan frying it. Then this lardiliciously chewy tortilla held the fried patty with that yellow cheese melt, some lettuce, and fresh salsa. The lard plus the grease and juices oozing from the ingredients flavor-fused, to become an orange colored oily dripping. And it ran through the nooks and crannies of this extraordinary taco. And they offered the Asian chili garlic sauce as the hot sauce. It added the garlicky kick and a counter to the greasy, what a way to top it off wow. This was the single most impressive food I have ever eaten, honest.
I just wrote this post on a whim; I don't expect to find this today in LA, or anywhere for that matter. Or maybe the Hivemind of the hounds might save my soul once again?
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