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Mariscos Jalisco: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013

Mariscos Jalisco: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013
PHOTO BY ANNE FISHBEIN

There is a sea of mariscos trucks in East L.A., but the one that will remain wedged in your memory for years to come is Raul Ortega's Mariscos Jalisco taco truck. What you come here for — along with folks from as far away as San Diego — is the taco dorado de camarones, a hefty taco stuffed with shrimp, then deep-fried and topped with fresh salsa and a generous slice or two of avocado. That salsa will skirt dangerously around the paper plate as you settle down along the nearby brick ledge that serves as customer seating. But any splatter is worth that spectacular first bite, when the crispy, clean crunch of the tortilla meets the meatiness of the shrimp. Ortega has been frying up these gems for more than a decade now, starting out back when half the kids tweeting in line were barely in high school. Don't judge: You'll likely find yourself tweeting something, too. Something like "best taco in L.A." 3040 E. Olympic Blvd., Boyle Heights; (323) 528-6701, twitter.com/mariscosjalisco. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $1.75-$5. Cash only. No alcohol.

 

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Anne Fishbein's Photography

The Google Map

 

The 99 Essential Restaurants List:

A-Frame
Alma
Angelini Osteria
Animal
Attari Sandwich Shop
Bäco Mercat
Bar Amá
The Bazaar
Bestia
BierBeisl
Bludso's
Cacao Mexicatessen
Canelé
La Casita Mexicana
Cemitas Poblanas Elviritas
Chichen Itza
Chung King
Cole's
Coni'Seafood
Cube Cafe & Marketplace
Din Tai Fung
Eva
Father's Office
Fred 62
Gjelina
Golden Deli
Go's Mart
Il Grano
Guelaguetza
Guisados
Hatfield's
Ha Tien Quan
Hawkins House of Burgers
Hayat's Kitchen
El Huarache Azteca
Huckleberry
The Hungry Cat
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Jar
Jitlada
JTYH Heavy Noodle II
Kang Ho Dong Baekjong
Kiriko
Kiyokawa
Kogi Truck
Krua Siri
L&E Oyster Bar
Langer's
Little Dom's
Lucques
Ludo Truck
Lukshon
Mariscos Jalisco
Matsuhisa
Meals by Genet
Mélisse
Milo and Olive
Mo-Chica
Musso & Frank
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa
Nickel Diner
Night + Market
Oinkster
Osteria Mozza
Pann's
Pa-Ord Noodle
El Parian
Park's BBQ
Philippe the Original
Picca
Pink's
Pizzeria Mozza
Playa
Pollo a la Brasa
Providence
R&R Soul Food
Ración
Red Medicine
Ricky's Fish Tacos
Rivera
Rocio's Moles de los Dioses
Salt's Cure
Sapp Coffee Shop
Savoy Kitchen
Sea Harbour
Shanghai No. 1 Village Seafood
Soban
Son of a Gun
Sotto
Spago
The Spice Table
Superba Snack Bar
Tacos Leo
The Tasting Kitchen
Tavern
Tsujita LA
Vincenti Ristorante
Wurstküche
Zam Zam Market

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Mariscos Jalisco

3040 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023

323-528-6701

https:www.twitter.com#!mariscosjalisco


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