Tuesday, August 17, 2010
It may be named for a twirling rooster, but El Gallo Giro taco truck stays put outside the gates of Parque Ninos Unidos
at Treat and 23rd Street. The vehicle's streetside mural looks like something from a kids' book, one where roosters with extravagant tails wheel around a pink-walled rancho. The Michoacan-style carnitas here are excellent, more like straight-up roast pork, with a healthy cap of fat that's crisped and gilded in the frying. Order it in tacos, and you get irregular hunks and fibers of meat, chewy, soft, and a little elastic, doused with a salsa that lets you taste the comal that's blistered its tomatoes and chiles.
El Gallo Giro Taco Truck: Corner of Treat and 23rd Street.