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Thursday, May 20, 2010

El Mejor Tacos


El Mejor Tacos
1 Holland
Irvine, CA 92618
(714) 612-0790

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Here's a very authentic Mexican lunch truck ("lonchera") that can be found at the intersection of Sterling and Holland in Irvine, just off of Muirlands Blvd. Its hours are approximately 7:30am - 2:30pm during the week. I wouldn't have know about it if it weren't pointed out to me by a faithful reader. I haven't been able to find a single thing about this truck online so far.

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I've made a number of trips there and have always engaged in conversation with the friendly owner (Armando?). And I've always seen people driving up and talking with the owner as though they've known him forever. You've got to ask him what they are cooking each day because it varies.

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Here's a chile relleno:

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And some ceviche:

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Griffin of Griffin Eats OC went with me on my last visit and got a carne asada taco, a lengua taco and a carnitas sope:

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And I got a gordita (no, Taco Bell didn't invent gorditas; they are an authentic Mexican item):

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13 comments:

Griffin said...

Their shrimp ceviche is sooooo good!

ChristianZ said...

Sounds like you've been back.

Liz said...

I'm a big fan of ceviche. How was it?

ChristianZ said...

Me and Griffin both loved it. Are you going to try it today?

Liz said...

No. Next time I'm in the area. Busy in San Diego today.

ChristianZ said...

Excellent. Keep us posted. After I left my last comment I clicked on your profile link and saw where it said you are from the San Diego area.

Anonymous said...

The marinated pork taco's are the best tacos I've ever had. I recommend them enchilosos.

Armando's breakfast burritos are second to none.

Have a great weekend!

Griffin said...

Great job outing the anonymous poster CZ....

ChristianZ said...

Oh, I didn't think about that. Outing is now gone.

Edna said...

The" tacos de canasta" are the best...my husband loves those!!!! They are dipped in sauce and have all the fixins....two of those will set u straight :)

ChristianZ said...

Sounds like that's what I'll get next. Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

ceviche and lengua is only served on thursdays and fridays. very good nonetheless

ChristianZ said...

Thanks for the info. Now I know what weekday to go on for my next visit.