The Best Barbacoa Tacos In Los Angeles
posted February 9, 2012 8:01 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat February 11 at 1:00 PM, Olympic Weekend Market (made up name)
799 Towne Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
So, I've found the best barbacoa tacos, ever. With three kinds of salsa. And chia lemonade. In a pop-up street market in DTLA. Let's have lunch this Saturday at 1PM.
There's 1 hour and metered parking on Towne near 8th and a few 4 hour parking spaces on Stanford near Agatha at no cost. There's also a cheap valet lot between Towne and Crocker on Agatha, it's great.

We'll meet at the corner of E 8th and Towne and walk over together. I am setting the meeting place to the corner of E 8th and Towne, it is not the location of the tacos, they're around E 9th and Stanford.

If you don't like barbacoa there is a whole city block of alternatives, complete with awesome oddities like Angry Birds pinatas, and occasionally hard-to-find fruit like guava. This will be a very quick meetup to eat and enjoy these tacos together. However, I may be down for a drink after, too.
posted by fake to Meetup (15 comments total)

Yes! I've rode past this market (and its delicious smells) and never stopped.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 1:40 PM on February 9, 2012

Oh dear. I may have to head into town for this.
posted by Space Kitty at 12:28 AM on February 10, 2012

This sounds brilliant. Is there a safe place for me to lock my bike?
posted by pmugowsky at 12:42 AM on February 10, 2012

I have a safe place for bikes.
posted by fake at 5:16 AM on February 10, 2012

We'll try to make it! Whee!!
posted by scody at 9:26 AM on February 10, 2012

Damn it, my cold has developed into full blown feeling like crap. Hopefully today is the worst of it and I can make it tomorrow.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 10:23 AM on February 10, 2012

does mefi frown upon all caps? no? in that case THIS SOUNDS AWESOME SEE YOU THERE. i'm walking from 6th/la if anyone wants to walkpool
posted by raihan_ at 2:48 PM on February 10, 2012

I am so looking forward to this.
posted by fake at 5:22 PM on February 10, 2012

Damn. This sounds great but my mom is coming in from Ireland tomorrow and I am not allowed to skip out on her for tacos.
posted by OolooKitty at 7:28 PM on February 10, 2012

I'll be out on the corner of E 8th and Towne around 12:55. I'll be wearing a grey denim jacket and blue jeans. I have a shaved head and dark-rimmed glasses. Looking forward to meeting you.
posted by fake at 12:20 PM on February 11, 2012

Aw, darn it, we got such a late start today that we couldn't make it. Hope everyone had a tasty good time.
posted by scody at 1:02 PM on February 11, 2012

We are going to the market now
posted by fake at 1:17 PM on February 11, 2012

I am so glad to have met raihan_ and also to have chilled with my man pmugowsky. Been too long. Cheers guys.
posted by fake at 3:21 PM on February 11, 2012

that was awesome. pmugowsky makes a great cup of coffee, as well. i'll be calling you guys soon!

(oh, to everyone else: fake totally isn't kidding. these are hyperbole-worthy tacos.)
posted by raihan_ at 10:59 PM on February 12, 2012

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