Cheap Eats 2011: Taqueria La Placita
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Taqueria La Placita
Address: 5020 Edmonston Road, Hyattsville, MD 20781-2738
Phone: 301-277-4477
Neighborhood: Hyattsville
Cuisines: South American, Mexican
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday 6AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 8 AM to midnight.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Special Features:
Kid Friendly

If the mounted deer heads don't make the point, the menu of 20 taco fillings including pork cheeks and pork lips and tripe will: This is no place for delicate sensibilities.

But if you're game for adventure, a trip to this roadside diner in the heart of Bladensburg's Little Mexico will let you taste tacos as they were meant to be--freshly griddled, two-ply corn tortillas piled with well-seasoned meat and garnished with cilantro, radish, and a squeeze of lime.

We're partial to the al pastor (the pork is shaved from a vertical spit and blended with fresh pineapple) and a version with the soft, ropy meat from the leg of the pig. Four tacos run less than $10--and will likely have you thinking about them for weeks.

Also good: Barbacoa (beef), carnitas (pork), and chorizo tacos.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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