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Al pastor tacos

Ethan S | Oct 25, 2003 09:44 AM

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone has favorite places for tacos al pastor.
If you've never had one, it's a taco consisting of marinated pork cooked on a vertical skewer (resembling gyros) and served with cilantro, onion and lime wedges on the side.
I've tried several taquerias around town and for me, one is head and shoulders above the rest: Taqueria Santa Rita on Lawrence just east of California, in a rather ugly strip mall.
When you eat in, they start you off with a basket of chips with really hot, really fresh homemade salsa. They have a larger menu than some taquerias, but I can never get past the pork tacos. The meat is amazing; the slightly charred edges, slightly hot/slightly sweet flavor grilled into every piece.
As good as it is, though, I am always eager to try new places. So if anyone has favorites, regardless of the neighborhood, I'd love to hear them!
Thanks!

Taqueria Santa Rita
2752 W Lawrence
773-784-1522

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