Taco Tuesday: Pork al pastor on made-to-order blue corn tortillas

Critic Brad A. Johnson says this new taqueria in Dana Point has a familiar ring to it, and the tacos are excellent
Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • August 17, 2021
Just inside the front door of the new Carmelita’s Taqueria and Grill in Dana Point, a large mechanical tortilla press spits out flattened, blue-black rounds of masa, which get grabbed by a cook with Teflon fingers and slapped onto a hot circular...
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