It’s a big day for Los Angeles, as the Veracruz All Natural team rolls out its brand new West Coast rig for adoring fans eager to eat some of Texas’s finest tacos. The beloved Austin-based crew, known in part for their migas breakfast tacos on flour tortillas, have launched their new LA concept called Hot Tacos this morning in Koreatown, with plans to expand across the city with events, food truck nights, and pop-ups galore.
So what exactly is Hot Tacos? It’s a spin on the Veracruz All Natural name and business model but built for a brand new city and audience. Owners Reyna and Maritza Vazquez (along with Mama Reyna, of course) previously told the New York Times that they would always keep Veracruz All Natural as a brand local to the Austin area, so to expand beyond those borders they launched Hot Tacos as a neon-fueled side project complete with handmade flour tortillas and options that range from cauliflower al pastor to grilled steak, fish, and mama’s own cochinita pibil recipe. The family first made its name in Austin on the back of its popular migas breakfast burrito with eggs, tortilla chips, and beans, so expect an LA version of those as well. The full opening menu is below.
Because of the Vazquez family’s ongoing connection with the Line Hotel out of Austin, the new Hot Tacos truck that launches today will mostly hover (for now) around the Line Hotel here in Koreatown. During this early phase of opening, expect them to tweak hours and even menu items as needed, but generally speaking, the plan is to keep the black and hot pink truck parked in the Line lot Wednesday through Saturday from breakfast through dinner. Sundays are for brunch hours only, and on Tuesdays, there are plans for a happy hour as well.
A grand opening event is planned for the new expansion on October 16, with longer hours (including possible late-night setups) coming down the line, in addition to the new location. But for now, it’s all in Koreatown, where some of America’s most popular breakfast tacos can now be found. Welcome to Los Angeles, Hot Tacos.