Its all about the seafood and the pastor here.What is pastor? Its a spit roasted pork thats a beautiful red from a natural spice called Achiote. The technique of pastor is actually from the Middle East if you are a fan of donner kebab you may see the similarities but...yeah off story. Ixtaco has the best pastor I have had in the SGV. Its crispy and caramelized with a nice blend of spices that make pastor my favorite taco. Its served with bits of grilled pineapple that compliment the meat perfectly.
I would go to Ixtaco for the pastor alone but the seafood tacos...are serious.Chef David tops all of his fried seafood tacos with his signature chipotle sauce. Its an aioli with a kick and it marries with all the crispy seafood its out on top of. You can't go wrong with the shrimp or fish but it's calamari taco I am mildly obsessed with. Battered and deep fried I had no idea that fish and shrimp tacos could be beat but the humble squid.For now all the tacos at Ixtaco at only one dollar. It could end at any time and honestly you should be paying much more (hopefully they don't read this.)
10021 Valley Blvd, El Monte, California 91731
|Assorted seafood tacos|
|In house fries|
|Chef David Mondragon|
|In house made drinks. Flavors change daily|