Once I arrived at Untion Station I was faced with two options. North to Pasadena or South to East Los Angeles. Mexican food seemed to jump into my mind so South I went.
I ended up here ....
King Taco. A chain. Before you freak out and figure how can a chain be cool think of this for a moment. These folks started out .... well .... let me grab this from their website
King Taco History:
Founded in 1974, King Taco began its operation from a converted ice cream truck. The Mexican fast food favorite has since expanded to 20 popular locations throughout Los Angeles County. We service a wide variety of authentic Mexican foods, King Taco has been recognized by prominent food critics and has also placed within the top 100 of Hispanic Business Magazine’s “Top 500 Hispanic Businesses.”
Mexican food lovers attribute King Taco’s success to its use of fresh ingredients and consistent quality.
Bottom line.... if these folks can raise enough cash over the long haul to build and expand their chain then they must be doing something right somewhere.
I was at the 3rd street location in Los Angeles but their other spots can be found here:
A few more shots from today, the below photos are my photos.