Carnitas El Momo

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Review: Carnitas El Momo in Boyle Heights serves pork in its most perfect form

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 2, 2019

My first time at a Carnitas El Momo food truck, parked in the lot of a Mobil gas station in Boyle Heights, I ask for each of the four tacos listed on the sidewalk placard menu: maciza (chopped pork shoulder), cuerito (plush, translucent slivers of

didn’t become a citywide phenomenon until his children, including his daughter, Adriana Acosta, and son, Juan “Billy” Acosta, mobilized the family business with a food truck, and occasionally street stands, beginning in 2013. The Carnitas El Momo truck

L.A. restaurants with Mexican food delivery and takeout

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 3, 2020

include fried avocado, cauliflower “chorizo” and chicken; order them in singles or in family packs meant to feed four to five people. Pickup or delivery. 1576 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 478-2791, cacaodeli.com Carnitas El Momo If ever there were a

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Make your way through the 101 Best Restaurants list at these affordable places to eat

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 20, 2019

/mariscosjalisco Shrimp tacos from Mariscos Jalisco. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times) Carnitas El Momo (65) Anyone who lives in Los Angeles and partakes of pig should know the splendor of El Momo’s carnitas mixta taco at least once. The Acosta family sometimes

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Should restaurant reviews have star ratings? Our critics face off

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • May 16, 2019

of modesty or fanciness the place exists? As a case study, I’m thinking of two restaurants I’ve reviewed since recently arriving at The Times: Carnitas El Momo, a predominantly food-truck operation that makes the finest carnitas in Los Angeles, and

rating system. Zero stars equaled a poor rating, and a full five signaled a truly extraordinary experience. (Nelson Wu / For The Times) If we worked within those parameters at The Times, I’d likely have given Carnitas El Momo five stars. Beyond a friendly

The L.A. food scene is amazing. These 7 restaurants remind us why

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 1, 2019

the fried chicken with cornmeal pancakes at brunch. 5359 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 571-4999, altaadams.com Clockwise from bottom: buche, maciza, cuerito and carnitas mixtas tacos at Carnitas El Momo. (Calvin B. Alagot / Los Angeles Times

Here's all the great Mexican food from the 2019 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles list

Patricia Escárcega, Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • December 16, 2019

Tauger / Los Angeles Times) Carnitas El Momo (65) Anyone who lives in Los Angeles and partakes of pig should know the splendor of El Momo’s carnitas mixta taco at least once. The Acosta family sometimes brand their creation — a combination of maciza

Review: Review: In Encino, Sushi Bar serves up 17 courses with a side of showmanship

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • May 8, 2019

El Momo in Boyle Heights serves pork in its most perfect form » I suspect some of the bites, topped with things like sourdough breadcrumbs or yellow corn pudding sauce, will infuriate a certain kind of customer, sushi purists in particular. Everyone

, are dressed in matching vests and bow ties. They wield flashy kitchen tools: blow torches, sharkskin wasabi graters, oversize sashimi knives. Dinner at Sushi Bar blurs the line between a modern omakase dinner and a cabaret performance. Review: Carnitas

Tijuana-style tacos at Tacos Los Poblanos: All you need on a hot afternoon

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • May 14, 2014

Last weekend, I drove down to South Los Angeles to see what Carnitas El Momo was all about. I had never tasted the informal stand’s famous namesake dish, which reputable taco correspondents had claimed might be better even than the ones at Metro

Balderas and Los Guichos, and there is nothing better than a crackly, gooey plate of the slow-cooked pig confit on a sleepy Sunday afternoon. Carnitas El Momo was nowhere to be seen around its spot at 61st Street and Avalon Boulevard; not on the main