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Carnitas Michoacán, Valley Glen

Das Ubergeek | Feb 11, 200607:13 PM

I keep eating here and I keep forgetting to post about it.

It's such a stereotypical Valley taqueria -- cheap, always busy, and great food. The tacos are great -- get the signature carnitas, or get the carne asada. They are one of the few places that advertise the fact that they have sesos (that'd be brains to you, americanos). Tacos are $0.99 each or you can have a plate with three, rice and beans. I had three tacos (skipped the rice and beans) with carne asada, my wife had a carnitas torta, we each had horchata. $8.

As with any good taqueria, it's all you care to take of the radishes (analogous to the gari in a sushi place, meant to clear the palate), carrots en escaveche, pickled spicy cucumbers, limes and pico de gallo.

There's no ambiance at all. It looks and feels exactly like a taqueria in any border city -- a plainly-written menu above the kitchen wall, plain plastic tables and some outdoor seating in vibrant colours, norteño music and románticas being drowned out by construction workers who haven't quite jumped on the "indoor voices" bandwagon.

They tell me they're going to start having tacos al vapor and tacos de barbacoa ("¡estilo Guadalajara!") soon.

Carnitas Michoacán
12911 Victory Blvd. (behind Conroy's Flowers)
Valley Glen, CA 91606

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