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Tacos, Asada, Chips & Salsa -- a Tour of El Monte

Like-Go-Eat? | Sep 17, 200512:17 PM

My El Monte Taco Tour is a combo of taco stands and meat markets. I feel the taco stands listed below are among the best in L.A. Each offer someting different in meat & marinade. I include the markets because the best asada tacos are made on your Bar-B-Q with fresh asada from El Caney Market (it’s their marinade) and chips and salsa from Los Toros Meat Market (also has great boneless chicken). Tito’s Market also has great meats and I have listed below other "Must Try” items from Titos. Buy asada from all three markets and cook it on your grill and you decide who is the best. Each place listed has been around many years in a town that has alot of taco competition. The order of the list reflects a drive begining in South El Monte and going North. Note that Tito's and El Caney are almost accross the street from each other.

El Paisano Restaurant (Once a Taco Truck, Now a walk-in, Asada,, Lengua, Cabeza)
1523 Peck Rd
South El Monte, CA 91733-4529
(626) 575-0620

Taco Omana’s (Hole-in-the-Wall walk-up window - rear of market, $1 Tacos, Asada, Fish)
10300 Rush Street,
South El Monte, CA 91733
( 626 ) 350 - 1197

Tito’s Market (Try everything, Argentina style subs with jalapeno, beef empanada)
9814 Garvy Ave. (At the rear of Tito’s plaza, yes Tito’s subs built this whole mall)
El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 579-1893

El Caney Market (Buy Asada & Salsa, it is always very fresh as it is a top seller)
9869 Garvey Ave
El Monte, CA 91733-1269
(626) 401-2020

Tacos la Bufadora (Deep Fried Fish and Shrimp tacos, also Asada)
10990 Lower Azusa Rd
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 575-7174

Los Toros Meat Market (Bags of the Best Chips and Salsa anyplace, Meats - Chicken, Chilies)
5225 Peck Rd
El Monte, CA 91732-1122
(626) 444-5757

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