Leo’s Tacos Truck is a place where fine dining chefs, college students, and perhaps even their parents end up after a long night out. The line that curls into the adjacent gas station is a testament to the quality of food and the $1.25 price per taco certainly doesn’t hurt. The move here is undoubtedly the al pastor taco. You won’t need much convincing once you see the glistening hunk of pork roasting out in front of the truck. A quick flick of the wrist from the taquero will get you a slice of sweet pineapple on your taco and then it’s off to the self-service salsa stand for the rest of your toppings. If you’re feeling a bit more peckish, spring for one of their burritos. The quesadilla is also a solid option for your discerning vegetarian friends. Just don’t forget to grab a Jarritos and take in what is truly an essential Los Angeles dining experience.


Where? 1515 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

When? Sunday-Thursday 11:30AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9:30AM-4AM

What? leostacostruck.com

How? No reservations

Style: Mexican

Price: Tacos $1.25, Quesadillas $5 (cash only)

Neighborhood: Mid-City

Best for: Late-night eats


This review was written by In The Loup contributor Ash Narayan, follow him on @anarayan97!