Tacos El Gallito is an excellent taco truck in the heart of Pasadena with fine carnitas and pastor tacos, says elcastor. They don’t crisp the carnitas on the grill, but the flavor is so round, it doesn’t matter. Ask for the green tomatillo and avocado salsa, rare around these parts, says elcastor.

This truck has apparently been going strong for years. Two years ago, ipsedixit found it and praised it for its al pastor on a spit, with nicely charred, tender, and well-marinated meat that drips marinade and juices with every bite of your taco. That spit isn’t always around, though; ipsedixit reports reliably seeing it only on Fridays.

The taco truck is out there between 5 and 9 p.m. daily, sometimes longer.

Tacos El Gallito [San Gabriel Valley]
Taco truck on the Fair Oaks, south of Del Mar, slightly north of Gale’s Restaurant, Pasadena
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