Holy Crap Balls, Batman. This spot is off the hook.
On Fletcher Avenue just North of the 5 Freeway is a neighborhood called Atwater Village. It’s a quaint place- a small town yown on the border of a big city. A pivotal scene from Pulp Fiction was filmed one block up from this joint- (when Butch runs over Marsellus Wallace).
I’ve driven by this taco stand on my way home for over a year now- and I’ve seen this joint appear in the last 6 months. El Taco Vapor used to occupy this place, but I haven’t seen them for awhile.
I called up Anthony, and decided we had to hit this joint up. Check out the Pastor Spit below.
It was a cold night, but the chefs were in good spirits. We ordered the tri-fecta of pastor, which was clearly visible roasting from the road, carnitas, and carne asada.
And my God- the pastor knocked my socks off. It was succulent, only a tad sweet and had a spicy bang. The carnitas were amazing- rivaling Taco Zone in their crispness and sabor. The asada was decent- not too amazing, but by no means as flavorless as some other carts. This might be testament to the fact that they were chilling in a tin for a bit.
In addition the stand provides sweet grilled onions and a home-made guacamole salsa free of charge. I’m not talking dinky onions either- check the picture- these suckas were large!
No horchata, but thats usually the case with stands. Regardless, bomb ass carnitas always set my heart at ease. And best of all, I can walk to this joint from my apartment- so long arteries.
Taco Grade: A
Salsa Roja: HOT
Extras: Guacamole Salsa
Positives: EXCELLENT PASTOR AND CARNITAS. Asada was decent. Free grilled sweet onions. Excellent price, jolly service.
Negatives: No Horchata. Only open until 11 pm on Weekdays, 12am on Weekends.