Taco Carts: Less Baggage, More Flavor
Miguelito and I are on a mission to find a taco cart to cater our wedding this summer. Our short list includes El Galuzo, which is run by the president of La Asociación de Loncheros L.A. Familia Unida de CA, or the association of taco truck owners in Los Angeles.
A truck pulled El Galuzo into a lot in front of a warehouse sample sale some weeks ago. I wasn't brave enough to try the beef tongue so I stuck with carne asada and al pastor.
This was one of the most efficient kitchens on wheels I've ever seen. One side had the hot pot to heat the bubbling pot of meat. On the other, the tortillas were made to order.
Smack in the middle stood the cook, in easy reach of all the necessary ingredients.
A folding table was crowded with the tubs of salsa (avocado, verde and roja), radishes, halved key limes and a chopped medley of cilantro and onions. Plastic forks were also available for those like me who were too prissy to get their hands dirty.
I don't know how I'm going to handle eating a messy taco while wearing a white dress at my wedding reception. Maybe there's a market for fashionable bibs.