When it comes to Mexican food, we at Disarray Magazine try to hunt down the most authentic and affordable delicacies. After all, we’re still in a recession and now more than ever, people are going back to bargain basics. Fortunately, what we’ve found is that you get more bang for your buck at Los Angeles taco stands. In this case, we stopped by Machos Tacos off of Vermont Ave. and Hollywood Blvd. You’ll notice the bright orange sign located next door to a car wash. Don’t let the car wash or the word “taco stand” scare you away – the food is AMAZING!
One of the perks of coming to this eatery is that they offer CARNE ASADA FRIES! For those used to eating fries topped with meat, melted cheese, guacamole and sour cream, you’ll be glad to know that you do not have to venture out to the San Gabriel Valley any longer. For $6, you get a heaping platter of deliciousness but beware, the menu calls it, “Cheese Fries.” Remember to ask for the carne asada topping.
Besides the amazing carne asada fries, this eatery is known for their tacos. I ordered chicken tacos, which were only $2 each. They come with heaping toppings of lettuce, salsa and cheese. The meat was tender and juicy. Did I mention, it was filling?
Despite having delicious meals, customers can sit in the garden around the corner or under the shaded tent area. Beware, as with any outdoor eating area, pesky uninvited flies will pay you a visit. Make sure to either take the food to go or be ready to swat some flies.
All in all, this place gets 4.5 stars for serving Carne Asada Fries! Minus points for the annoying flies that I had to shoo away.