Street Food Finds: Tacos Al Pastor

Driving through Los Angeles anytime between the early evening to the wee hours of the morning, there will be no shortage of Mexican street food.  You can find tacos and burritos sold out of food trucks and makeshift food stalls set up in vacant parking lots or even just a side walk.

One of our personal favorite street dishes is tacos and burritos "AL PASTOR".  "Al pastor" is spit-grilled pork meat marinated with dried chilies, an array of spices and to add a pinch of sweetness, pineapple!  It is very similar to shawarma, Turkish doner kebab and Greek gyros. This delicious meat style originated in central Mexico, where it was adopted from Lebanese immigrants.

It is tender.  It is juicy.  It should be something you try AT LEAST once.

One of the most delicious spots is luckily located near Jerry's Motel.  If you make your way north and drive 2 minutes (or a 10 minute walk) to Glendale Blvd. and Temple Street, you will see an orange food truck called, LEO'S TACOS on your left in the parking lot of a local car wash.  $5-6 per person will get you a sizable, affordable dinner. Make sure you try a few salsas to find the perfect one for you.

The truck is there starting at about 4pm till about 1am.  See map below to get there.