Leo's Taco Truck

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Leo's Taco Truck
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Vegetarian tacos at Tacos Leo

The al pastor taco at Tacos Leo is a thing of beautiful simplicity: A tortilla, a few thin slices of tender, marinated al pastor shaved off a rotating spit, and a critical bit of pineapple, flicked on top by a knife-wielding taquero. There's nothing else needed other than maybe, maybe, a squeeze of lime. At a buck each, there's enough loose change in your pocket for a few more. Happiness, it seems, comes cheap.

By: Tien Nguyen


Venue name: Leo's Taco Truck
Address: 1515 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 5pm-3am; Fri, Sat 5pm-4am
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Leo's Tacos are inexpensive and delicious. The Al Pastor is their special, but I've had a few different tacos and they're all fantastic. There is another taco truck directly across the street, but don't be fooled -- Leo's is the truck to eat at on the corner. The guys in the truck work hard and are pretty friendly. The line can get long, but it usually isn't a terrible wait for your tacos and they're definitely worth it in the end. The only reason this place doesn't get 5 stars is because the gas station it is located in feels a bit sketchy sometimes - especially at night. But it is usually pretty well lit and busy with people...so you're probably fine. 


Leo's Taco truck is a staple of taco perfection in L.A. They specialize in one thing which they do so well - al pastor (marinated pork) roasting on a spit. The tacos come with meat and a slice of pineapple, which is also on the spit. There is an ample salsa bar to dress your taco how you see fit.

The line is seemingly endless, but the staff efficiently moves things along quickly. THe taqueros slice and dice the meat so professionally. There are not many places in town where you can enjoy a satisfying meal for about $5.

There are tables and chairs set up at the gas station where the truck is parked, in case you want to eat your tacos right away.