#89. Midnight Al Pastor Burrito or Taco, Taqueria Tapatia
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Because ustedes gentle readers love lists, and we lazy scribes love easy hits, behold the latest entry in our Top 100 dishes list that continues until Best Of--at which point, we'll give you MORE lists! Now, on with the show...
I have called Taqueria Tapatia in SanTana the county's best taquería, and I still largely stand by that assertion, given the better ones in the county stupidly close at 10 p.m. or earlier, given the perfect time for a taco or burrito is the witching hour. The county's Mexis know this, which is why you'll always see Taqueria Tapatia and its late-night rival, Taqueria de Anda, busiest around midnight--the right time for an al pastor burrito or taco from the former.
Taquería Tapatía's midnight al pastor burritos and tacos are available all day, but it's that dark-time business that has seen it grown from a tiny shack to one where it must keep two locations down the street from each other (one open until 2 a.m., the other open las 24 horas) to accommodate all comers. Hop in line, cabrones, and never again visit the Taquería de Anda heresy, even if their lines feature more trannies...
Taquería Tapatía, 202 S. Bristol, SanTana, (714) 972-9115; also at 1118 W. First St., SanTana, (714) 835-8168.
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