I confess that I went to this place after reading a review by Pulitzer Prize Winning Jonathan Gold in the LA Weekly
. I've driven south down Figueroa many times but I never made a left turn on York - so I never saw this place.
First off, the location is kinda funny. My Taco has huge yellow signage and is in the middle of a minimall parking lot with a Chinese place next door. There is some DUI center(?) and a liquor store in the same lot. Supply and demand symbiosis at work, I guess.
The specialty of My Taco is the Barbacoa - stewed lamb. The dish is served with onions, cilantro, some tortillas and a cup of goat consommé.
With a description like that how can you not try it? And let me tell you, if you are into lamb, this sucker is really good. I only got the "half" portion and I couldn't finish it. I'm scared to see what the "full" portion looks like.
The various reviews on this place also talk about their Carne Asada Fries and their Potato Tacos, but whatever. I'm sticking to the lamb.
And about this pic - I already polished off a few Barbacoa tacos off a "half" order before I realized I didn't take a picture.
6300 York Blvd Ste 4, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 256-2698
Labels: barbocoa, carne asada fries, highland park, lamb, my taco, potato taco, york blvd