In Los Angeles, they are known as the Gothtrompo pioneers, using their own take on the Yucateco adobo-like paste called recado negro to create pitch black versions of pastor that are as visually luring as they are tasty.
In Long Beach, they were known as the humble Torta Wednesday masters at the now-closed Los Primos restaurant near 6th and Atlantic, the very gig that brought Evil Cooks to life.
"Long Beach is my house and I'm excited to return back," Alex said. "It was the place of my first pop-up ever and it only feels right to come back with some tacos and love."
Joining the Long Beach and L.A. legends will also be a slew of top-tier taco trucks, including the much-loved Mini Birrieria, Gone Loco, 600 Tacos,
Of course, as Flores-Trimble noted, it's not just about the tacos: Live music—including cumbia—, a lineup of classic cars to peruse while downing some beer, and a full-bar brought to you by none other than local legend Lola's
.Long Beach Taco Fest 2022 takes place on Saturday, June 18, at the Scottish Rite Theater in DTLB
. For tickets, click here.