Taco Truck Heaven: Taqueria “El Pecas”


With the gourmet food truck craze going on strong here in Los Angeles, it’s easy to lose sight of the original pioneers that have been selling tacos from trucks for years.  Not I, Taco trucks still hold the key to my heart.  I happen to live in the mecca of taco trucks and the one that won the title in my eyes is Taqueria “El Pecas.” Their tacos are the undisputed CHAMPS in my household.  Perfectly seasoned meat, placed on a slightly toasty corn tortilla, dressed with a smoky red chile or a tangy green chile.  QUE RICO!  No chicken served here my friend, it’s the REAL DEAL. Asada.  Pastor.  Cabeza.  Lengua. Buche.  Chorizo.  They make handsome burritos and quesadillas as well.  One last note…. The truck is immaculately clean.

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley

Location: 4752 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90022

Hours: 4:30p.m. to 11:30p.m. Sunday to Thursday

4:30p.m. to 12:30a.m. Friday to Saturday

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8 Responses to Taco Truck Heaven: Taqueria “El Pecas”

  1. Valentina says:

    I had dinner. A big dinner. And now that I’ve read this, I’m starving! YUM! I must make my way to this truck.

  2. Ericka says:

    Ay, ay, ay! I so want this right now! And all I have in my fridge is kale! So not fair…

  3. Eva Smith says:

    Oh My! Thank you for the reminder not to forget the original pioneers. Those carne asada tacos look so delicious! 2 for here and 2 to go! Please.

  4. Bren says:

    oh my gosh, this looks JUST like a taco truck near my place in Atlanta! I loved it til I heard it had roaches in it… but damn, they were good. Y todo por un peso! Mira here: http://www.flanboyanteats.com/cooking_recipes/dollar-tacos-rule-my-lazy-day/

  5. Thanks for the tip! Gonna check it out next time I’m in the area!

  6. Yvette says:

    YUM!!! My mouth is watering! I love a GOOD taco truck or taqueria! I’ve always wanted to own my own taco truck…maybe someday 😉

  7. Monica says:

    Love your Al Pastor Tacos, they are delicious.

  8. Elisa says:

    OMG!! The tortas are excellente!! Haven’t been for a couple of years, however just reading about it and seeing the pics, I’m drooling!! Good write up!! NIIIIICE!

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