Sunday, September 03, 2006
Chabelita Tacos - An Unfortunate Event
My ten weeks of summer vacation has quickly and depressingly come to an end. I'm back at work, setting up my classroom and waving goodbye to my 4pm breakfasts and Summer of Laziness.
After hours of professional development at school, I headed out to Western Avenue in search for some hearty tacos after a hard day at work. Just north of the 10 Fwy, I found Chabelita Tacos, a Taco/Hamburger shack covered with colorful murals.
I was pretty excited with my pastor/asada taco plate. I was on a taco high after eating those tacos from Los 5 Puntos. At Chabelita, each taco was $1.85, a steep price to pay for tacos. I think $2 was the most I've ever paid for tacos. When tacos are over $1.75, they better be really dang good.
My plate of tacos looked great. The asadas weren't overly cut by the cooks. Nice looking chunks with a nice amount of onions, cilantro, salsa, guacamole ratio. The pastors looked a little sloppy to me. There were tons of salsa covering the pastor meat, but nonetheless, I was hungry and it still looked good.
Now I admit, looks matter. Great presentation definitely gears up my taste buds and preps my eating soul for something exciting. Unfortunately, at Chabelita's Tacos, all they have are good looking tacos...that's it. After one bite into my asada, I just put it down. The asada was overly peppered and tasted more like Peppered Beef Jerky to me. The pastor didn't get any better. I don't even remember how it tasted. I was completely in shock of this:
That must of been the biggest junk bit that I've found in a taco. Oishii Eats' most unfortunate taco...ever!
2001 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90018