¡Ask a Comida Critic! Great Al Pastor Tacos?
Simple question: where can I get good al pastor tacos?
Ah, al pastor: that most Mexican of meats--and by "most Mexican," I mean that it was actually Lebanese immigrants in Mexico that adapted their shawerma tradition to their new country, but allowing pork to sub for the lamb (al pastor means "shepherd's style") and beef they loved so much. Al pastor is now as common a meat in taquerias as carne asada, even though it's technically more a central Mexico cut (even more specifically Mexico City/Puebla, where most of the Lebanese immigrants ended up).
You're more likely to find good al pastor tacos than good carne asada tacos, if only because it's pretty hard to fuck up a proper al pastor that twirls around on a trompo. But great one? I'd say just two places.
Tacos y Mulitas Rubén, corner of Main and Walnut streets, Santa Ana.
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