Mid-City: Al Pastor at Leo’s Taco Truck

Leo’s Taco Truck


I love tacos. One night, my friend and I hit up Leo’s Taco Truck on the corner of Venice and La Brea. I had read about Leo’s and done a bit of research. The thing to get here are the al pastor tacos.

My friend has a different philosophy in life. He doesn’t want to do research or read about things. He rather just go with the flow. So while he ordered two al pastor tacos, he told the guy to throw others he thought would be worth getting. The guy said he should get 6 al pastor tacos then. My friend thought that was too much and in the end I chose carne asada and carnitas for him.


al pastor tacos


The al pastor tacos were indeed good and yes, I could have had 6 of these.

The parking lot of this gas station is jammed with two huge taco trucks though the two al pastor spits are in front of one only. And there are crazy lines and a few tables for people to hover around (there are no chairs). Some people opt to eat in their cars if they were lucky enough to pull into the few spots in the gas station. I pity anyone just trying to get gas and not eat these wonderful al pastor tacos.

The garnish table is a war zone. The amount of crying I saw from people when they realized there were no caps for the little containers for salsa was tremendous. I had not bothered, having just pouring salsa, onions, cilantro and pickled onions directly on top of my plate. I also escaped with the last few lime wedges. Some people piled on the onions to the point you could not see the tacos. They must really love onions.

chorizo, carne asada, tripas tacos


The other tacos I ordered were the chorizo, carne asada and tripas (intestine in this case). These took much longer and came out of the truck. When we got them, I was surprised they were cold and not really tasty.

Just order 6 al pastors per person next time.

Leo’s Taco Truck

1515 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019  —  (323) 346-2001

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