Sunday, December 03, 2006
Taste test: the Taco Zone truck
Even though in the last few weeks, I've been fortunate enough to try some wonderful things like the butterscotch budino pudding at Mozza and the citrus-caramel French toast at Square One, I'd have to say that the best thing I've eaten lately has got to be a $1.25 carnitas taco at the Taco Zone truck. I've been meaning to get to this truck probably for a year or so, but for some reason I never seem to be around Echo Park after 7 pm when the truck arrives on Alvarado just north of Sunset, next to the Von's parking lot. Last night I finally made it there after Kathy and I had a drink at Pete's Downtown. Blazing hot from the grill, crunchy and charred around the edges, rather salty but not overly so, a touch greasy, yet not dripping with grease -- it's a perfect package, and one that demands being immediately doused with the nice selection of incendiary salsa and consumed standing up next to the truck. Taco Zone is there until 3 am on weekends and 2 on weeknights, so it's a must stop on the way back from Downtown or Echo Park.