When I was a kid there was a little taco shop, tucked under a freeway overpass, selling three little tacos for a buck. It was called Al's Rico Tacos. I used to walk there with my friend Zach all the time and I remember it very fondly. Al's Rico opened a second location quite a few years ago on the corner of Marks and Ashlan in a little drive thru/walk up shack in the parking lot of a strip mall. They sell two tacos for $1.25 and plan ahead as there is almost always a constant line of cars waiting at the drive thru.
A few months ago, a new taco shack opened right across the street. It was identical in size, yet was painted bright pink and sold two tacos for a slightly higher price of $1.50. Who would do this? Who would set up an identical business right across the street from a legend like Al's Rico? They called themselves Lola’s Rico Taco and these people had balls. Would the comida back up the cojones? Bo and I were about to find out in our first ever FOOD CHALLENGE.