As usual, streetgourmetla is the first to note a new development in L.A.'s Latin American food scene: One of the best trucks from the much-beloved and sadly-departed Breed Street Sunday night street food fair, Antojitos Carmen, has come back to us in full-on storefront form.
The lady in charge, Carmen, is known for her extended family of sope products: every form of masa disk filled with every possible thing you could want. Want a sandal-shaped huarache, topped with squash blossoms? You got it. Want a gordita with mushrooms and tinga? Done!
There's also stuff straight out of Carmen's home kitchen, like menudo, stewed chicharrones, and ribs in salsa.
Antojitos Carmen [East L.A.]
2510 East Cesar Chavez, Boyle Heights