Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our photos on flickr • We pay $10 per published guest review; E-mail Blogger for info.

SPECIAL TOPICS: Taco TuesdayDisneylandMenudo

Monday, April 13, 2009

El Chavito Tacos

Tacos El Chavito
Morgan Lane (Monday thru Friday)
Queens Lane (Saturday & Sunday)
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

No known official website.
Yahoo! Maps
Enter starting address:

City, State and/or Zip

(This is NOT the only taco truck in OC we have covered. Click HERE or on the 'taco truck' label below for our complete coverage of Orange County taco trucks.)

El Chavito Tacos

Having been helping out Francisco's Automotive recently with their website venture I made a stop about a week ago at a nearby taco truck. You can see a satellite photo of this truck in the image above.


El Chavito's signature thing is selling two tacos for one dollar. They've got numerous kinds of meat to choose from, including "safe" (by gringo standards) meats and "adventurous" ones.


You give your order to the owner who is inside the truck who pokes his head out of the little window like the gatekeeper to the Emerald City of Oz.

Francisco himself got his usual carne asada torta:


I ordered a pescado, a buche, and an al pastor taco. Perhaps they are used to making tacos only in multiples of two because in addition to the three tacos I ordered they threw in a carne asada taco as well.


Made with tender, finely chopped meats, topped with fresh cilantro and onions and a red salsa and garnished with lime, carrots, and radishes these tacos are inexpensive yet flavorful, priced to satisfy any size appetite. I was fine with four tacos but could see some people getting six or eight or more.


Here's a picture from when I went back and got a lengua, a carne asada, a carnitas, and an al pastor taco and a pineapple agua fresca:


The grand total for it all was $2.

UPDATE (May 18, 2010):

El Chavito just debuted a new truck:





melissa said...

That looks so, so good right now. Wish I could make it over there during the week.

And great analogy on the little window haha.

ChristianZ said...

See? You caught one of my posts this time right after it went up.

Sean said...

Christian--when you go to El Chavito ask for an "agua" and he'll set you up with a glass of pineapple juice--free of charge.

ChristianZ said...

Guessing this is "Cousin Sean." Pretty sweet about the pineapple juice. Still want to get a picture sometime of that guy actually sticking his head out of the little window.