I moved away from my native Los Angeles at the tender age of 17, and I’ve never seriously considered moving back. Great town, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve always felt my future lay elsewhere—Dublin, Dee Cee, and now (for the past decade) Gotham.
That said, this site makes me crazy nostalgic for my hometown. Try as I might, I’ve yet to find up-to-snuff Mexican food back East. (And don’t get me started on Ireland.) There are definitely days when I’d sell my soul for some melt-in-your-mouth tacos. The truck that’s usually parked on 116th Street just west of Lexington is pretty solid, but I don’t wake up at 2 a.m. craving its greasy victuals.
I’ve only had the pleasure of visiting a small fraction of the joints featured on The Great Taco Hunt. But I can definitely vouch for Yuca’s.