Local Eats: El Charro (The Best Pastor Tacos in Los Angeles)

best pastor tacos in Los Angeles

I haven’t done a local eats post in six months! Today I want to spotlight El Charro Tacos, which has the best pastor tacos in Los Angeles. There are thousands taco shops in this city, many of which offer certain items that are really great. Others are just meh, because everybody sells tacos, you can even get them at Jack in the Box (and they aren’t half bad there, tbh.)

But for delicious pastor, El Charro is the one!

Whether on a taco, nachos, burrito, or a torta, El Charro’s pastor is the most flavorful I’ve ever had in my life to date. Honestly, I’m not as enthusiastic about El Charro’s asada, but I rely on Sonoratown Tacos for amazing asada. I only get the pastor from El Charro, that’s it.

Their salsa is the bomb, unlike most taco places that just give out red salsa and hot sauce. They go beyond that by offering avocado salsa verde, as well as a tomatillo and chipotle salsa.

Another thing that makes El Charro great is that the restaurant menu has more than just tacos, they have burgers, fries, salads, churros, and fresh juice. I order from them a lot and on sometimes they give me free horchata with my meal. My only complaint about El Charro is that the tacos have gotten smaller over the years, which I’m assuming is due to inflation. Oh well, I end up just adding more tacos to my order to make up for the lack of size!

El Charro is located on 6th & Union in DTLA. I live in the delivery zone of this restaurant, so I’ve enjoyed them ever since I lived in Koreatown. If you’re around the way and craving pastor tacos, call in or place an order online for pickup, park in the loading zone and grab your food.

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