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Recession Obsession: Tacos El Pastor

Note: This Pastor Taco Photshoot Did Not Take Place At "Tacos El Pastor"
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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it stays in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over some cheap-enough organic at Green Zone, and Mercado La Paloma (near USC.) Today, we obsess...

The taco is as friendly a Recession Obsession dish as can be consumed. At best they're warm, flavor-dense, transcendent -- and $0.50 to $3 each. At worst, I don't need to tell you. We've all been sold a few ghastly tacos. FYI, you can throw them out before they taint your lips.

While LAist does not advocate throwing rocks, if one were to gently lob one from within Los Angeles County it would surely hit a delicious taco. One such target is a yellow building near Normandie Ave on Santa Monica Boulevard, where Hollywood can be called East Hollywood (or the rare: Little Armenia Adjacent.)

Skip the stone slinging and eat some tacos. Tacos El Pastor is LAist's latest Recession Obsession.