South Los Angeles
Carnitas el Momo (address and info)
What to order: Carnitas
You may think you know carnitas, but if you've never been to the Carnitas el Momo truck, then you're missing out on the best carnitas in LA. Deep fried in a giant copper cazo, before being hacked into hunks, these carnitas feature all the parts of the pig -- including cartilage and skin -- cooked to a point of tenderness that will convert even the most squeamish of eaters. The only downside? It's only parked here on Saturdays and Sundays.
Rocio's Mole de los Dioses (address and info)
What to order: Anything with mole
Chef Rocio Camacho might be known for her mole and her restaurant's killer Sunday all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, but -- pro tip -- her sour orange juice and achiote paste marinated cochinita pibil tacos are pretty great, too.
Los Paisas Tacos y Mariscos (address and info)
What to order: Soft tacos
Honestly, there's no going wrong at this local favorite: you could close your eyes and point to just about anything on the menu and leave happy. But this isn't a best-anything-on-the-menu list, which is why we're recommending the soft tacos... and not the taquitos (mmmmm) or the combos (mmmmmmmm) or the tostadas (mmmmmmmmmmm) or the...
La Isla Bonita (address and info)
What to order: Carne asada tacos
This beloved Westside truck stuffs beans into its tacos, giving them weight over the competition. Literally.
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