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La Hacienda: Boffo street tacos

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OCEANSIDE (CBS 8) - At La Hacienda restaurant and party hall in Oceanside, the Carrillo family is serving up teeny tiny slices of an authentic Mexican treat.

"That's pork meat. It's marinated and then we cook it. It's a little different than most places," Wendy Carrillo said.

Different than most places al norte, but south of the border, these street-style tacos are a staple. We used to call them TJ sliders -- sliced pork marinated in fruit and spices, cooked and then stacked.

"Actually it's from my mom's (family). We came from central Mexico, all the way from Mexico City," Wendy said.

The pork is slowly roasted and then sliced and loaded on a small tortilla.

"They got over to the little salsa bar and they can put on onions, cilantro, limes, salsa, guacamole," Wendy said.

And the price for this little slice of paradise -- $1.

"We get a lot of people that say, 'Oh my god, your tacos are so good, and they are traditional too,'" Wendy said. "It's the closest thing you'll get to TJ tacos."

La Hacienda restaurant is located at 300 Douglas Drive in Oceanside.

"We're open Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. until midnight, and then we're open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight," Wendy said.

"I think these are better than TJ tacos," a customer said. "Now you can come here. You don't have to go down there anymore."

In the tradition, La Hacienda is taking to the streets of Oceanside.

La Hacienda
300 Douglas Drive
Oceanside, CA 92058
(760) 722-1703

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