Vampiro tacos at Tacos La Carreta
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman for Time Out
  • Restaurants | Mexican
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  • Compton
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Tacos La Carreta


Time Out says

This Compton carne asada specialist relocated to Long Beach a couple of years ago, bringing Sinaloa-style chorreadas (a type of carne asada) to the LBC. A relatively new storefront in Whittier offers the same menu, plus a handful of tables. At Tacos La Carreta, each corn tortilla gets slathered with lard, then topped with asada and a hearty cabbage-thickened salsa. Add cheese to make it a vampiro—just be sure to get the grilled onions and hot peppers, too. It’s a delicious taco, and towards the center, where the meat juices and cheese have pooled and the tortilla is softer, it’s also a little like a delicious cheeseburger. You can also swap your tortilla for a baked potato, if you’d like to switch things up. Wash everything down with agua de cebada, which uses barley instead of rice for a creamy, horchata-like drink.


3480 E 69th St
Long Beach
Opening hours:
Mon, Thu, Fri 5–10pm; Sat, Sun 3–10pm
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