Los Angeles Taco Trucks Serve Up Mexican Zest for a Buck

Los Angeles is known for its diverse culture, and in turn, its endless options of incredible food. Unfortunately, when many travelers visit, they tend to spend their time dining at the Hollywood exclusive, star-sought locations, causing them to completely miss out on a crucial part of LA’s cuisine—Taco Trucks.

Although you can spy multiple food trucks lined throughout the streets of LA—many outside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—“El Chato,” situated on La Brea and Olympic, is unquestionably the most tantalizing bang for your buck.

These street tacos, priced at $1 a piece, are garnished with cilantro, red sauce, diced onions and a lime, leaving your taste buds craving for more. These trucks are orchestrated by a simple four-man operation:  the cashier, the al pastor carver, the little lady putting the tacos together, and the younger girl calling your number for pickup. They’re open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9:00 p.m.—1:30 a.m., and 9 a.m.—3:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Overly-priced restaurants oftentimes deliver only disappointments, mainly on the map because a celebrity has been previously sighted dining there. However, the LA Taco Trucks—specifically El Chato—will serve you a delectable and affordable experience of Mexican food in LA.

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About the author

Nicole Priest is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle and fine arts photographer from Orange County, California. She has an undergraduate degree in Technical and Professional Writing from the University of South Florida. When she’s not writing about herself in third person, Nicole is jet-setting the world taking photos in random countries, running marathons, listening to live music (one of the main reasons for living in Los Angeles) and making homemade ravioli. She lives in West Hollywood with her two fat cats.

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