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Taqueria Sanchez - Taco Report

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Taqueria Sanchez - Taco Report

Moose | Apr 15, 2006 01:13 AM

I first heard about Taqueria Sanchez from Jonathan Gold's column in LA Weekly some years back after it first opened. (I'm talking about the original sit down place on Centinela between Washington & Culver, not the meat market/to go counter close by that Bandini has reviewed in his excellent taco blog) I really liked it, although several visits later, I ordered an al pastor burrito that was just swimming in cooked onions. This is common in some versions of al pastor, but I like mine dry - either grilled or cut directly off the spit. Just my personal taste.

Of late, I've noticed several posts praising their shrimp tacos. Since I moved my office about a month ago and am now within a mile of Taqueria Sanchez, so I thought I would give it another try, just to check out the shrimp tacos.

I ordered up three tacos - one shrimp, one carnitas, one lomo (beef loin). With a trip to the salsa bar for three different kinds of salsas, I was ready to dig in.

The carnitas taco was very good - some crispy bits of pork with tender pieces, none of it greasy. The green salsa complimented it well.

The lomo taco was very tender, flavorful and tasty. The lighter colored salsa roja was a perfect addition.

I saved the shrimp taco for last. It was REALLY good - it seemed as though the shrimp had a light chile rub on it with hints of garlic. As good as the other two tacos were, I would have been just as happy with three shrimp tacos. I will certainly be back next week...

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