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REVIEW: El Super Taco


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REVIEW: El Super Taco

Wolfgang | | Mar 10, 2008 11:47 AM

After wanting to try El Super Taco for a couple of months, I finally made my way up there on Sunday. I'd attempted to go to Tacos Por Favor but it closes at 5p on Sundays. It was either driving to Venice for the consistent truck on Rose or trying El Super Taco.

I ordered a carnitas taco and al pastor taco and an asada burrito. While waiting, I filled a plastic ramekin with one of each salsa and their onion/cilantro mix.

The tacos:

Al Pastor: Not the al pastor on a spit kind; instead, they rely on a red paste to impart flavor to the meat. The tacos come with just meat on 2 tortillas for $1.10. It was decent but not something that you'd hurry back to have another. It was essentially a canvas for the onions/cilantro and salsas.

Carnitas: The meat looked like stewed white meat chicken and didn't taste much different. No crispy bits, no browning and no flavour. It could've been a tofu taco but with the salsas it was enjoyable.

Burrito: This was the best of the group and a good Westside value at $3.99. There could've been more meat and less beans but what meat there was was nicely flavoured. It was a nice rounded burrito. I would've liked them to put a hot sauce/salsa inside so I wouldn't have to load up every bite with it, but maybe next time they could do this.

Salsas: My favourites were the green tomatillo and the reddish orange. The reddish orange salsa was delicious. I was happy with a combination of both of these and a sprinkling of tapatio.
I dipped my finger in the pale orange very hot salsa and got almost no flavour and a LOT of heat. That was enough for me.

I'd go back for the burrito and an asada taco and more of the red-orange salsa.