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Restaurants vs. Food Trucks: Better Tasting Wins?

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Despite some Mid-Wilshire restaurants facing a financial loss when "designer food trucks" appear nearby during lunch, Baja Fresh, who neighbors the suffering businesses, tells the LA Times they have no complaints: "Patricio Palacios, manager of Baja Fresh in the 5700 block of Wilshire, said he had no complaints because his business was thriving despite the presence of mobile food vendors. 'If you come here now, you will see there's no free table,' Palacios said." That seems to be what commenters on LAist were saying last week. "It's modern-day 'survival of the fittest,'" noted Jessie. And reader msmerymac put it bluntly: "It's a TACO TRUCK. And you're whining that your food can't possibly compare? With a full kitchen and varied menu at your disposal?"