I was looking for a taco place in the San Pedro area that was opened late on a Saturday night. Normally for a late night run, we go to the Tacos el Gallito in Harbor City, but its a bit farther from our place, and we decided to stay close by.
We barely found the place. We were there at 11:00 at night, so parking wasn’t a problem, but at night you can’t see the flapping banners in the wind. It’s located literally between 7-Eleven and the Wing Stop. Unfortunately the place is tiny, holds 4 tables, but at 11:00 pm, there was only 2 other ladies eating.
The guy behind the counter was friendly, and suggested their asada fries or something like that. I told him I wasn’t that hungry and wanted tacos.
I decided on the 4 tacos and drink for $5.99 deal, choosing Lengua, 2 Carnitas and Carne Asada. The tacos are filled with meat, so I won’t say its skimpy there. But as for taste? The carnitas were a bit too lean, and not enough flavor. The carne asada was a bit tough and chewy. The lengua was good, and probably the best of the 3 meats we chose.
The condiment bar is good, 4 or 5 salsa choices, pico de gallo, cucumbers, limes, cabbage, cilantro, etc. Not bad. One of their roja salsa was unbearably spicy, I think my tongue is still tingly. For wimps like me, try the pico de gallo instead.
There’s better taco joints out there, but not many who are opened late. Sorry, but I think I may make that extra trek to Gallito to get more bang for my buck. This place was just A OK. Between a 3 and 3 1/2 star place.