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King Taco first taco truck in the United States

The Beginning

Founded in 1974, King Taco began its operation from a converted ice cream truck. On a summer night in 1974, Don Raúl and Doña Lupe stationed their taco truck next to an East LA bar where they became popularly known.
Today, the Mexican fast-food favorite has since expanded to 22 popular locations. King Taco serves a wide variety of authentic Mexican foods, and has been recognized by prominent food critics.
King Taco is one of the few surviving original Los Angeles restaurants.
About the Painting

Painter, Ricardo Barragan pays tribute to the early King Taco days. Highlighting the original marquee sign, as well as the location on 3rd street.

When this location opened in the 80s, it operated as order-to-go. Customers would walk up to the windows to place their orders and enjoy their tacos on the hood of their cars.

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