Tacos and showmanship at Tacos 1986

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Jorge Alvarez-Tostado, whose nickname is “El Joy,” mans the trompo at Tacos 1986. Photo credit: Mariah Tauger/Los Angeles Times

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison talks with Evan about Tacos 1986, a buzzy Tijuana-style taco stand luring crowds at Koreatown and at Smorgasburg LA with handmade corn tortillas and freshly sliced adobada. But the star of the show might be the “Freddie Mercury of taqueros.”

The mushroom taco is a draw onto its own at Tacos 1986. Photo credit: Mariah Tauger/Los Angeles Times
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Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Nick Liao, Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia