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Taco Azteca Restaurant - Glendale

Limey | Mar 7, 200502:47 PM

Anyone been to the recently-opened Taco Azteca next to the Ralphs on Colorado (south side, opposite Zankou)?

They moved from Central, but still maintain the stand on Verdugo opposite the high school.

I visited the place when they were still moving in. The flourescent lighting and sparse interior are a trip.

Since they weren't really "open," I didn't want to disturb them too much, so I got the stuff to go. I ordered the ceviche, which came in a nice plastic container with lid. It was lime-buttery fresh and had sliced avocado resting on top. I also got a sope al pastor, wich was pretty decent. The order also came with free chips and salsa.

I don't know. Guess it's good for neighborhood Mexican. Can't say I'd drive very far to get it... but then again... haven't tried the fish or caldos yet. Wonder how they compare to El Buen Gusto, who have similar prices.

If anyone's been to Pepe's Tacos (not part of the chain in Alhambra, etc.) on Centinela and Culver in Marina Del Rey, TA is basically a clone (though more expensive). I don't know what you call this type of establishment, but I see them here and there. Not quite a stand, not quite a restaurant, but definitely short-order. Fast food? I don't know.

I'm attracted to the place 'cause it's close and open late every night. The price/value ratio, or whatever, was the only downer. A little to expensive, in my view, for what you get. I was impressed, however, that they neatly packaged each item in fancy containers and included little packets of Tapatio as well.

And lastly... they have an "A"!

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