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'Guerrilla Tacos': Street Food With A High-End Pedigree

Wes Avila is leading a new wave of LA chefs: children of immigrants, classically trained in French cuisine, who blur the lines between high and low. His acclaimed food truck now has a cookbook.
Wes Avila behind the wheel of the Guerrilla Taco food truck, a 1983 Chevy painted Dodgers blue.On the menu you'll find tacos with wild boar and thick-cut bacon, wild porcini mushroom and corn quesadillas, and Thai snapper tostadas. Source: Dylan James Ho and Jeni Afuso

How many taco trucks do you know that not only have a cookbook but a theme song? Wes Avila's Guerrilla Tacos truck does – and has once again made food critic Jonathan Gold's influential list of favorite Los Angeles eateries.

Five years ago, Avila was working as a sous chef at a pop up restaurant called Le Comptoir. It was only open four days a week, and Avila says he wasn't making enough money to cover his rent. So he bought a simple food cart. He used his last $167 on ingredients.

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