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NYT sets off a New York-Los Angeles taco showdown




The Tacos Mi Rincon Tapatio taco stand during the launch of Google Music hosted by T-Mobile at Mr. Brainwash Studio on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
The Tacos Mi Rincon Tapatio taco stand during the launch of Google Music hosted by T-Mobile at Mr. Brainwash Studio on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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We've got something of a beef to settle...or you might say carne asada. Yesterday, the New York Times published a special taco issue of the food section. Their food writer Ligaya Mishan made a provocative claim:

"New York has great tacos, tacos that can go mano-a-mano with the best of Los Angeles. That city may have us outnumbered but not outgunned."

Here with a response is our own L.A. taco expert, Bill Esparza. He writes about L.A. street food for Los Angeles Magazine and L.A. Weekly and blogs on his own at Street Gourmet L.A.