Jesuchristo! Cactus #1
My good god. Nothing says Banksy to me like a $5 plate full of tacos. Clockwise from top: Al Pastor, Asada, Birria, Chorizo, Chicharron.
There are many things to love about Cactus #1: The tinseltown locale…the tacos, of course…the tortas…the prices…the paean to ’unholy gore 06’ …the close proximity to the willoughby-vine locksmith shack…the inordinate amount of tinseltown crazies that are magnetically drawn to the green-and-orange…
I just started eating there a year ago, but my personal favorite thing about Cactus #1 is the crumbling wall of historic Jeffersons [photo].
That said, every time I visit I can’t stop thinking about comment #1 in this thread from the great taco hunt….
The blood-covered guy was threatening to make the long-haired guy bleed some more. The longhair got on his knees and begged to not be beaten. He acted rather out-of-it and crazy (duh). Mr. Blood realized that he was dealing with someone missing all of his faculties and spared him. I’m guessing that he put his fist through a window on his way down from the clinic. He didn’t look homeless at all. The two guys complained about how they wouldn’t be able to return to work covered in blood. I ordered, had a seat, and enjoyed two wonderful carne asada tacos.
Cactus #1 Taqueria
950 N Vine