Restaurant: Carnitas el Momo
Location: 2411 Fairmount St, Los Angeles, CA 90033. (323) 627-8540 / 1470 Monterey Pass Rd. (323) 627-8540
Date: September 14, 2022
Cuisine: Mexican Taco
Jeffrey, wo insisted that prior to this day I had “never had a good taco” dragged us out to this famous Carnitas place.
Problem was that they were mysteriously closed today.
Really mysteriously closed as the sign said they should be open — AND — the staff were milling in front of the locked doors unsure as to why it wasn’t open.
So we headed to their original street location for the same food, without tables.
This is classic LA street tacos, grilled to order right in front o fyou.
The condiments are glamorously stacked in milk crates.
There seem to be two types of tortillas, “regular” and crisped up with cheese.
Migajas (crumbs). The “burnt” carnita scrapings. Very salty and intense. Great flavor. You pour pepper juice on it, onions, salsa etc. All that was medium spicy. It was delicious, if overly salty.
Mixtos Carnitas. Fried with cheese the interior contained a mix of Pork Shoulder, Pork Belly, and Pork Skin. Texture was very interesting. Extremely rich, almost like a carnitas quesidilla. Tasty pig overload. Don’t look to closely at the meat — just eat it!
Fancy business cards.