Episode two: El Tonayense Taco Truck (@ Best Buy)

Tonight we went to REI to load up on warm clothes, because I don’t have any. While standing in line, I was thinking about the potatoes and chicken sausage and kale I was going to whip into an impromptu concoction, when A. decided he could not stand waiting for homecooked food. So we went out for a burrito.

The obvious choice could have been to go to the Mission to some taqueria we’ve never been to before. But that would involve parking in the Mission. And searching for a new taqueria. But then we realized that on our way home was the taco truck that’s by the Best Buy. And at 8pm, my hopes weren’t high for the truck to be open, but sure enough it was — and doing steady business. And they were out of a bunch of things (carnitas, pollo asada) which A. took to be a good sign.

The burritos are on the smaller size — larger than La Taqueria (which I haven’t discussed yet), but smaller than Zona Rosa. The carne asada texture was weird, but had a great flavor. The al pastor was very saucy and delicious with little crispy edges. The rice was a little overcooked, but the hot salsa is REALLY HOT. Haberneros hot. I think the spiciness only now just wore off. YUM. Our two burritos were $11.50.

So it’s not our favorite place, but it will probably enter our regular rotation because it’s so close to where we live and the salsa is HOT.

El Tonayense Taco Truck

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4 Responses to “Episode two: El Tonayense Taco Truck (@ Best Buy)”


  1. 1 winyang January 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Love the new sketchbook series, Foo.

  2. 2 catfoo January 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    thanks winnie. are you looking at them on flickr? my cousin and i just started a blog to get us to sketch/journal: notartists.wordpress.com

  3. 3 joyce January 4, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    love your posts, foo. i had al pastor for the first time last year (yes, pretty messed up given how long i’ve lived in LA) and it was amazing. you’ve inspired me to go check out a taco truck this weekend.

  4. 4 catfoo January 4, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    oh good. i expect a full report.


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