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Tito's Tacos - What's the Big Deal??

jimmyjanga | Apr 17, 200507:06 PM

Hi'ya Hounds -

At the risk of offending several of you here (my apologies in advance), I recently took a trip to the much vaunted Tito's Tacos in Culver City and found precious little to love. If not for the cheap prices, I would have left a bitter man.
Now, I realize the joint has a storied place in local history and culture - I understand that thousands of you grew up with Tito's Tacos.. in its 45 year, it has indeed become an institution of the fast food / taco stand industry. But.. having eaten just about everything on the menu, I can't help but ask.. what's the big deal??
Is it simply nostalgia? Is it a taste for food you grew up with? Is it the prices? I've had what I believe to be much better tacos and burritos and tamales and enchiladas.... so I'm having a bit of trouble believing it's the food.

What am I missing? A childhood in a neighboring area?

All the same, they must be doing something right. Every time I drive by the place, there's a line of people waiting out front.

Help me understand??

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