Last night, while driving around looking for some Duraflame logs in Highland Park, I happen to see El Huarache Azteca, which was mentioned on Chris G's post in the Huitachoche thread (isn't it funny how names of restaurants happen to stick when you run into them?). After quickly finishing our task at hand at the Super A market across the street, I knew I had to stop and check out El Huarache Azteca.
It is certainly a tiny shop, maybe 4-5 tables. We looked at the menu, and there are about 8 specials listed. Almost everything comes with a choice of meat: carne asada, pork, cabeza, tripa, and lengua. They offer tacquitos for $0.50, and if you show up before 7pm, you can get 3 tacos and a drink for $2, normally $2.99.
I chose special #1, huaraches, which costs $2. It was a long, oval, flat bread, topped with your choice of meat (I chose cabeza, onion, and cilantro; your usual taco filling. The guy taking my order suggested I order 2 since they aren't that big, but this was really my after-dinner burrito, so I didn't need more food. It came with a tiny tub of tangy salsa verde, and another tub of an incredible red hot sauce. I also ordered the jamaica for another dollar.
My SO got the 3 tacos with carne asada which came with a choice of drink. Although it was good, she thought that the taco truck that hangs out near the USC Health Sciences campus is a bit better. I thought it was pretty good and less greasy than the taco truck that hangs around Huntington in El Sereno. For her drink, she chose horchata.
Total order with tax $6.48.
El Huarache Azteca
5225 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Mon-Sun - 9:00am-9:00pm