Serving up weekend lechon in the city of Cudahy

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Cooked for five hours in a stainless steel box, David Delfin of Los Sabrosos is serving lechon that Bill Esparza is calling “the most exciting taco” in Los Angeles. Photo by Wonho Frank Lee.

Lechon or puerquito echado is prepared by butterflying a whole suckling pig and roasting it for five hours to crisp perfection. Simply seasoned with salt, and served with raw onions, a mustardy salsa, and a squeeze of lime, David Delfin of Los Sabrosos in Cudahy is exciting the taste buds of Bill Esparza


Puerquito echado, meaning “lying down,” is a tradition in Acaponeta, where a pig is butterflied and roasted to perfection. Photo by Wonho Frank Lee.

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Evan Kleiman