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LA’s Best Underground Barbacoa Now Serves Every Weekend From a Food Truck

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Find the address for Barba Kush, East LA’s lamb barbacoa and pozole gem

Lamb barbacoa, menudo, and quesadillas from Barba Kush
Lamb barbacoa, menudo, and quesadillas from Barba Kush
Stan Lee

Last month, Eater LA covered a secret underground lamb barbacoa restaurant operating out of an East LA home. After about three weeks off the grid, barbacoa sensation Barba Kush began service this past Sunday in their first food truck. Fans of Petra Zavaleta’s Tepeaca-style lamb barbacoa and mole de panza, a regional style of lamb menudo, have been restless since her family made the decision to temporarily shut down. Once they secured a food truck to legally serve their weekend barbacoa, they sold out within hours.

Barba Kush will be open this Saturday and Sunday for their first full weekend of service, and have plans to extend hours into the evening. The cooking here is some of the best regional Mexican cuisine in LA, and perhaps the rarest style of barbacoa in town. Bring a big group and order mole de panza enchilada (lamb menudo), barbacoa with hearty lamb consomé, a pit roasted lamb skull, and quesadillas to share. Barba Kush operates on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., or until sold out.

Barba Kush, 657 S. Record Ave., East LA

Petra Zavaleta of Barba Kush
Petra Zavaleta of Barba Kush
Stan Lee

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