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My Favorite Taco ~ Rafael Cardenas

Rafael Cardenas quit his day job over a year ago and became a fulltime photographer specializing in capturing the people and places of the city of Los Angeles. In 2010 he started the PhotogRAFA: 365 project, where he took at least one photo a day for an entire year. Now he opens his second gallery show, "Boldly Boyle Heights" which opens this Saturday at 5pm at Primera Taza: 1850 E. First Street in Boyle Heights. The video above by our friend Jessica 2Cents is a great introduction to Rafael's work, and we've also included some of his 2010 photos below. You can find many more photos, plus Rafael's writing on So, Rafael, what's your favorite taco?

My favorite Taco spot has been, for a long time, La Que Si Llena, on Cesar Chavez. It's a downhill walk from my home and i've been eating there for about 15 years. They use two full size torillas STUFFED with meat. and wrapped in paper to keep them from popping open. $1 each! Two is enough. If i eat three i can't breeef...every time i bring someone new there, they order four tacos, ignoring my advice. they never finish. I always order uno de lengua y uno de cabeza.

BUT - my NEW favorite place  Antojitos Carmen has to be mentioned - when i eat here, i have Tres tacos de papa for $2.50 and una quesadilla de flor de calabasa for $3, y un cafe de holla. i love this place. it's my new favorite place to meet for lunch.

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