al pastor

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In New York City’s Jackson Heights neighborhood, at Los Amigos Thin Crust Pizza, you can get a pie that’s sorta like al pastor, but not really. They’re on Facebook.


Or maybe not doomed. If we must have robot overlords, maybe we can all agree on this one.

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We never thought much about taquero equipment, but if you wanna be a full service taco cart gal and serve up tacos al pastor, you’ll need a plancha AND a vertical grill and a trompo. Here’s a video from local restaurant supply company OC Taco Carts where salesman Jorge Alonso shows off the shiny stainless steel cart.


New Compton location at the Crystal Auto Spa means plenty of parking at night for Los Tres Garcias Taco Truck. Jose “Tacos y Trifectas” Contreras (@LosPonies on Twitter) gives them an 8.1.

lenchatacosHappy Mexican Thanksgiving Day!

Is Tia Lencha here. Gwhat is Mexican Thanksgiving Day you ask? Is Thanksgiving but with all Mexican food. What?!?! My gringo frends say. Oh no! How you can do that! Is crazy! And Tia Lencha say, no really.

When I help mijo with his homeworks, I learn that Thanksgiving come from a Puritan holiday in Englands. When it was the Reformation the Protestantes wanted to throw away all the Catholic holidays, even Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny! [Mas…]

‘Best Tacos in New York City’ – as good as California tacos? (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada November 9, 2017 Cultura
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Food vloggers Mantry say the best taqueria in New York is Taco Mix, uptown in East Harlem, where tacos are so good that they rival California comida. Come for the al pastor and stay for the lengua! [Mild profanity.] NYC pochos: Have you been to this place?

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Mexico City After Dark: The Search for El Trompo (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 3, 2017 Cultura
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After the sun sets, Chilangos walk the darkened streets of Mexico D.F. in search of …. El Trompo! [Video by Urban Plane Media.]

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Tacos Leo truck at the carwash at Temple and Glendale? 9.4! (video)

by Barney Asada August 21, 2017 Cultura
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Jose Contreras — the horse racing fan and So Cal taco lover known as Tacos and Trifectas — stops by the Tacos Leo truck, parked at the carwash at Temple Street and Glendale Boulevard. He rates it at 9.4 out of 10. Contreras is @losponies on the Twitter. PREVIOUSLY ON JOSE CONTRERAS:

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These are tacos al pastor, en estilo Boricua (video)

by Barney Asada May 11, 2017 Cultura
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Check out the tacos al pastor at Uikú de Boriken, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (Boricua).

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Looks legit! Tacos al pastor in Copenhagen, Denmark (video)

by Barney Asada May 9, 2017 Cultura
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When you’re serving up tacos al pastor in the meat packing district (Kødbye) of old town Copenhagen, Denmark, they’ve got to be delicioso, amiright? These look legit. Also that word “Kødbye” means brown, so it’s all good. [Video by Gabriel Miranda.] PREVIOUSLY IN COPENHAGEN:

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Mom? Where do tacos al pastor come from? (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Mardega explains the prehistoric origin of taco al pastor in Tacos Primitivos.

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One taco de pollo, one al pastor, one asada, y one barbacoa (video)

by Barney Asada January 19, 2017 Cultura
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El Gallito Chihuahua in Aurora, Illinois has the tacos you are looking for. Or perhaps you’d prefer a Cuban torta?

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Chipotle to sell cannabis in California, Colorado, Oregon

by Comic Saenz January 9, 2017 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from DENVER) Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to introduce cannabis-based comida in California, Colorado and Oregon later this year, PNS has learned. The decision follows recreational marijuana’s legalization in the Golden State, which now joins its two neighbors on America’s High Frontier. The new vegan/vegetarian product — dubbed Mota Al Pastor — will […]

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Hola! Aloha! Why so much Mexican food in small town Hawaii? (video)

by Barney Asada December 7, 2016 Cultura
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Today we remember Rudy Martinez, a Mexican-American from San Diego who became the first Latino casualty of the Second World War when the Japanese sunk his ship, the U.S.S. Utah, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 75 years ago today, December 7, 1941. Martinez’ story inspired us to search for “Mexican” AND “Hawaii” and we found this […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Oh jes! Thanksgiving turkey al pastor tacos

by TIA LENCHA November 23, 2016 Cultura
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Happy Mexican Thanksgiving Day! Is Tia Lencha here. Gwhat is Mexican Thanksgiving Day you ask? Is Thanksgiving but with all Mexican food. What?!?! My gringo frends say. Oh no! How you can do that! Is crazy! And Tia Lencha say, no really. When I help mijo with his homeworks, I learn that Thanksgiving come from […]

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Can you show us, Salvador, how you make tacos al pastor? (video)

by Barney Asada October 12, 2016 Cultura
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Salvador Santiago demonstrates how he makes tacos al pastor in a video by NOTIMEX, an official government propaganda agency. Still legit, though. PRO TIP: “Trompa” means “horn” and reflects the shape of the meat on the vertical rotisserie spit. The vertical spit — estimated birthdate 1950s — is either from Turkey or Greece or Arab […]

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From Michoacan to LA: ‘Chef Al Pastor’ and his American Dream (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 7, 2016 Cultura
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His father wanted him to stay in Michoacan, work on the family farm, and do construction, but Raul Morales crossed over from Mexico at 17 to pursue his culinary dreams. Now, at 44, he’s his own boss, and a master of tacos al pastor. “Chef Al Pastor” was interviewed at his Los Angeles restaurant Taqueria Vista […]

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Taco ‘Bout It: North Hollywood’s Tacos El Venado, meat mecca (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 12, 2016 Cultura
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Get down with your carnivore bad self and some tacos de carne asada and al pastor at Tacos El Venado in North Hollywood. J9 and Vick One star as enthusiastic, taco-loving explorers.

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Breaking Ñews: Did French troops use poison gas in Puebla?

by EDUARDO BURRO May 3, 2016 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) French invaders fighting indigenous militias in the state of Puebla are using poison gas, according to situation reports circulating here in the capital. If the reports can be substantiated, it marks a dangerous escalation in the hostilities, and would mean Napoleon III’s troops have “crossed a red line” set by […]

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Darth Pastor: These are the tacos you were looking for (GIF)

by O. B. JUAN December 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Thanksgiving turkey al pastor tacos

by TIA LENCHA November 25, 2015 Cultura
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Happy Mexican Thanksgiving Day! Is Tia Lencha here. Gwhat is Mexican Thanksgiving Day you ask? Is Thanksgiving but with all Mexican food. What?!?! My gringo frends say. Oh no! How you can do that! Is crazy! And Tia Lencha say, no really. When I help mijo with his homeworks, I learn that Thanksgiving come from […]

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Taco Tuesday Motown munchies? Visit Southwest Detroit (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 3, 2015 Cultura
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In Southwest Detroit, a good lonchera isn’t hard to find. It’s taco Tuesday, Motown gente. Where are you headed for lunch? PREVIOUSLY IN DETROIT: Lalo Alcaraz’ Big Fat Mexican Detroit Weekend

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Breaking: Mexican troops say French use poison gas in Puebla

by EDUARDO BURRO May 1, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) French invaders fighting indigenous militias in the state of Puebla are using poison gas, according to situation reports circulating here in the capital. If the reports can be substantiated, it marks a dangerous escalation in the hostilities, and would mean Napoleon III’s troops have “crossed a red line” set by […]

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