In Search Of Echo Park’s Best Taco Trucks

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LOS ANGELES | There are many questions in this world that don’t have an answer, and one of these is “what is the best taco truck in Echo Park”. Everyone has their favourite, and people will fiercely defend their choice. What’s not in doubt though, is that you can find some of the best Los Angeles taco trucks in Echo Park. Each truck has their specialty, and if you know what to order and where to order it, you’ll eat very well. Here’s our pick of Echo Park’s best taco trucks. Is your favourite on the list?

Tacos Arizas

This no-nonsense taco trailer (yep, it’s pretty small and not even a full truck) is located on the corner of Logan Street and Sunset Boulevard, away from the crowds and bright lights of some of the other taco trucks in the area. Just like the trailer itself, the tacos at Tacos Arizas are no-nonsense – simple and delicious. There’s a small selection of quality meats to choose from, and you then adorn the taco as you like. The salsa bar features a tub of pickled vegetables and three different salsas – a rojo and two different types of verde. We recommend going for the carne asada and the carnitas – juicy, flavoursome, and tender.

Tacozone

Owing to its prime location at the Vons parking lot at the corner of Montana and Alvarado Streets, Tacozone is one of the most popular taco trucks in Echo Park. The big truck is covered in bright lights, band stickers and logos and is very popular with locals and the post concert crowds. Some say that the tacos aren’t as good as they used to be, and the Tacozone has fallen victim to the area’s gentrification but we’ve always been happy with what we’ve ordered here. The meats aren’t as good as Tacos Arizas, and are quite interchangeable, but the salsa really shines. The salsa bar has a choice of rojo, verde, pico de gallo, and avocado salsas, as well as limes, onions and cilantro/coriander.

El Flamin’ Taco

El Flamin’ Taco is located on the corner Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street and can’t be missed with its bright red and orange flame decals. It’s covered in stickers supporting all kinds of social causes and is definitely designed to appeal to offers rojo, verde, pico de gallo, and avocado salsas, along with limes, grilled cactus, spicy pickled onions and cilantro/coriander. Go for the perfectly seasoned and cooked al pastor, or the fantastically tender lengua.

El Siete Mares

The latter three taco trucks might be the kings of Echo Park, but the seafood tacos at El Siete Mares on Sunset Boulevard are perfectly serviceable. The key here is knowing what to order – get the tacos dorados, filled with diced shrimp that’s been sealed and fried for just the right texture, and add the salsa roja.

El Paisano

While not as great as some of the other taco trucks on this list, El Paisano (also on Sunset Boulevard) is notable for its consistency and the quality of its spiced carrots and jalapenos. Worth a visit if you’re nearby.

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