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Yuca's Already!

Peanut Mouse | Jun 30, 200505:38 PM

I bet you can think of a place that you just love, a place where, every time you eat there, you think, "Why do I bother with anything else?", a place that for some unfathomable reason, you have NOT seen raved about on the Chowhound boards. For me, that place (well, *one* of those places--it turns out I do bother with other stuff) is Yuca's.

It's not that I see Chowhound complaints about Yuca's, it's that I don't see any Chowhound mention of it at all. Actually, truth be told, I did see it mentioned once. It was recent, and it was done in a casual, this-is-nothing-new-of-course sort of way. So I know you all know what I'm talking about.

Yuca's. It's on Hillhurst north of Franklin in Los Feliz. It's not about ambience (those of you who know it are laughing right now, because you can't actually go inside this "place"), it's not about presentation. It's about the tacos. And the tortas, and the burritos, and the tamales on Saturday, and the other Yucatan delights on the menu (okay, hamburgers are on there too). It's about the carnitas and the carne asada. It's not a taco truck, and it's not a restaurant. It is an institution. And it's out of this world.

Thoughts? Several of you have mentioned this Tacos Baja Ensenada. I've never been. Has anyone been to both who can compare the two? I haven't found anything to top Yuca's, but I don't consider myself the *most* experienced taco connoisseur. Top 2%, maybe. :)

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