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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dear Eastsider: Where’s my taco truck?

It happens. Despite a convenient location and passionate fans, sometimes a taco truck goes missing. In Echo Park, a resident named Caitlan wonders what happened to the Tacos Arizas trailer that had been parked next to the Save A Lot on Logan Street north of Sunset Boulevard. It’s the same taco truck that last year agreed to move one block north after the office of Councilman Eric Garcetti got involved in some taco truck diplomacy in response to residents’ complaints about the truck’s previous location. But, apparently in recent weeks, Arizas hasn’t been seen in the new or old location, reports Caitlan:

“I have noticed that Tacos Arizas taco truck (Logan St. and Sunset) has been missing recently … Very curious as to where it has moved … or why it’s been shut down. Wondering if you had any leads … Missing carnitas in Echo Park.”

Turns out Caitlan is not the only one searching for Arizas.

The Daily Taco blog posted an A.P.B. for Tacos Arizas: “Echo Park’s Tacos Ariza’s hasn’t been at their usual spot lately and the loyal faithful are missing their taco fix.” Tacos Arizas customers have also been seeking leads on Twitter, too.

The Eastsider paid a visit to the catering truck kitchen and depot in Huntington Park where Tacos Arizas is based. The trailer was sitting there at the end of a long row of trucks. One fellow food truck drivers said the owners of Tacos Arizas have taken the vehicle out but no one seems to know where. Last week, one Echo Park resident said he spotted Tacos Arizas on Logan but others complain Arizas cannot be found. What’s a carnitas taco lover to do?



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