Thursday, December 18, 2008

Taco Stands ( El Monte )

Posted by Jen Ko at 2:26 AM
Many of you may not know but I love taco stands. I really don't believe I've had a taco I didn't like. I mainly love carne asada(beef) and al pastor(pork). I don't think I qualify to know what "authentic" is but I do know a good taco from a bad one. Mexico is the best place for food, since one of my mom's best friends is Mexican I get to tag along and eat.

I was craving tacos one night and I didn't want King Taco so I decided to ask J to take me on a drive down Valley in El Monte to eat at a couple of taco stands. We only went to two because my tummy was full by the fourth taco. 

When you're driving down Valley from Tc, you'll see this taco truck. I wish I wrote down the name but the truck itself was huge. I didn't know you needed such a big truck to make tacos.

This place was pretty good but the salso was lacking a bit. I wasn't sure if it was because we went a bit later but the carne asada was on the dry side. Compared to the second taco stand, it was .. "meh." 

Now this taco stand was delicious, you see those grilled onions. Yeah, they made me so happy because I've never had grilled onions with tacos. 

This taco truck is right after the really big. The size of the truck is  pretty normal I think and the people who served us were really nice. 

The only down side is the environment. It's kind of scary down on valley around 10pm. I mean, there was this guy walking around talking on his cell phone and explaining to whoever he was talking to about how he just left prison for assault. 

If you can go earlier I would recommend that instead. I know a lot of people are hesitant to try taco trucks because people are scared that it'll be, "dirty." TRUST ME, you think all those A, B rated restaurants are actually that clean, they are not. I won't go into details but you can see the people preparing your tacos. 

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