Finally found good carne asada at a taco stand sort of place: Carillo's Mexican Deli on Sherman Way near Corbin.
Been searching for good carne asada at a taco stand since I moved to LA four years ago from San Diego. When I had almost reluctantly concluded that I'll only eat al Pastor in this city and save my carne asada cravings for my southbound trips, I still persist in trying to find an option in this town.
Ordered a Taco al Pastor and a Sope Carne Asada. While I didn't care too much for the al Pastor--not as much flavor as at El Mexicano in North Hollywood, the Carne Asada was a tremendous. Crispy slightly burnt edges and tender well-seasoned marinated meat served cut into short strips. No gristle, no little dry brown cubes reminiscent of vacuum packed dog treats, just moist, tender flavorful meat.
Of course, as with Mexican at taco stands, it's all timing, but I suppose I was extremely lucky. I enjoyed this treat at 2:45pm.
I'll definitely try the carne asada there again to see if they're consistent...