Antojitos de la Abuelita "is the most serious Mexican kitchen in the Valley, and one of the deepest trucks in LA," says our resident Mexican-cuisine expert streetgourmetla. The owners are a family from Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, just outside of Mexico City.
Abuelita looks a lot like a weekend mobile restaurant in Mexico City. The owners set up a tent and tables, and customers order at the truck then take their food and sit. There are the usual antojitos: huaraches, pambazos, sopes, as well as more esoteric filled masa snacks. Try the guisados (meat stews) delivered in grilled quesadillas. Other excellent fillings: outstanding huitlacoche (corn smut), flor de calabaza (squash blossom) with cheese, and mushrooms with cheese.
Abuelita also has excellent soups, with two real stars. The first is "a sublime menudo served in a genuine curbside setting," says streetgourmetla. And the second is caldo de gallina (chicken soup), the most common streetside soup served in Mexico City, but one that is incredibly hard to find in Los Angeles.
Other orders: the most satisfying tlayuda in town: huge, pizza-like, and crisp, with real, full-tasting meats. And tacos: "The cooking of meats here are deft in flavor and texture. On weekends they do barbacoa cooked in maguey spines, moist and elegant flavors of mutton," says streetgourmetla.
The truck shows up Wednesdays through Fridays from around 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Antojitos de la Abuelita [San Fernando Valley - East]
6135 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood
No phone available
Board Link: Antojitos de la Abuelita: Straight Outta Neza