Taqueria la Pasadita - Good food near Northgate
Taqueria la Pasadita features a classic taco truck menu to go with the classic, gas station parking lot location. The ambiance is enhanced by two tables in a little tent adjacent to the truck and the sound of the Interstate 5 overpass, just one block away. I would wager you'll get far better (and cheaper) food than you would at the Northgate foodcourt, just over the freeway, or the McDonald's, across the lot.
The menu at Taqueria la Pasadita is extensive and well illustrated. True to form, the quesadilla is essentially a monster taco, and the mullitas are definitely worth the extra 50 cents. The sopitos, however, are not, as they consist of some weird pita-like bread and cheapo-ingredients. The carnitas (pork) is pretty good, although it was sort of lacking in flavor and spice. The pollo (chicken) is lacking in flavor, but that's why one orders it, right? Being partial to carnitas, I cannot tell you much about the other meats on the menu.
The food was very good, but I wonder if the flavor was not made bland by the gringo tax added to the price of my meal. I was charged an extra $2 on my last meal for two at Taqueria la Pasadita and was not refunded until I asked the man behind the counter to double check the price 3 times and told him that yes, I would like a receipt. Next time that won't affect the flavor. Next time I will use exact change.