Saturday I took my GF and her two kids on a taco stand tour of Los Feliz for her birthday. We started at Yucas (2056 Hillhurst). Ordered 2 each of the carne asada, carnitas, and cochinita pibil tacos. The cochinita pibil were the best of the three; flavorful, juicy, and tender. The carne asada was all right, the carnitas a bit better, but both were a bit dry for my taste. Each taco was about 1.65 apiece. Take advantage of the liquor store right next door and grab a Tecate six-pack while you wait for your order; we did.
Next we went down Hillhurst and made a right on Prospect to Machos Tacos, on the corner of Prospect and Vermont. Ordered chicken mole, buche (cheek), and a hard-shell chicken taco. I was impressed with the buche, although this is the first time Ive had it. The chicken mole was pretty good, too. Not a bad deal; tacos were about a buck and some quarters. Still, nothing to go out of your way for.
Then we crossed the street to the Dos Burritos in the Jons shopping center (on Hollywood Blvd., next to Barnsdall Art Park). Its a combination Mexican/Ecuadorian place; and easily the cheapest of our stops. Tacos were about 1.25 apiece, I believe. We got the fish, carne asada, and taquitos. The fish was pretty good, even if it was just a fish stick (I think). The carne asada was the best here, though. Tender, spicy, juicythis was one of the best tacos we had all day. I definitely plan on stopping here again for the carne asada. Good horchata, too.
Finally, almost too stuffed to move, we rolled a few blocks down Hollywood to Denises Antojitos. I went for a soft chicharron taco, which was excellent, basically a taco of warm, juicy fat. Loved it. GF got the al pastor, which was also very good. I sort of wish we had started here to sample more. Again, tacos were pretty cheap, in the 1.35 range I think.
Our total for the day was about 25 bucks (not counting the Tecate).
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