A fellow hound recently asked me to recap the action down at Downtown East L.A. Whittier Blvd by Tacos Baja Encenada. Most folks just hit Tacos Baja and are more than happy they made the trip... but for those who can resist the lure of the best fish tacos in L.A. (IMHO), there are lots of vendors out on the weekend afternoons (Durring peak shopping hours) that will happily feed you all sorts of great goodies... I thought you guys might find this useful or can add anything I missed!!
*Juice truck, kinda like a taco truck, but ALL about juices. Get a liquado (Lee Kua doe), which is a sorta milk shake... I like them MUCH better than aqua frescas!! :) This truck is usually parked on the Tacos Baja side, usually not that far...
* There are several Bacon Dog Vendors, usually found on the corners. Don't hop on the first one you see... Check them all out.. look for the one that has been there longer, so you get a NICE crispy dog with well
grilled veggies including Jalapenos.
* There might be a taco truck or two, don't look on Whittier, look down the side streets.
*It's corn season... so there might be a few Mayo Corn guys around too
* On the Sandra and Lola's side, there is a lady making Quesadillas... these aren't your usual flour tortilla and cheese style... these are HUGE empandada style. She makes them fresh... they look awesome.
* Also there are several 'botana' snack vendors. Look for the ones with the fresh potato chips. Ask for light (poquito - Po Key Toe)lemon juice and salsa and then shake up the bag... SO LOVE these! :)
For Dinner time, Hit up the regular restaurants, Tacos Baja, El Tepayac, anything you've been wanting to try. These restaurants come ALIVE at dinner time... Late night is taco truck time. The best section of them are down towards Whittier and Lorena.