Just down the street from Taco Sinaloa #3 sits Alfredo's Mexican Food, another in a long line of Mexican joints attempting to trade on the name of the popular Alberto's franchise throughout San Diego County. Alfredo's doesn't get the foot traffic that Taco Sinaloa #3 receives, but its loaded pile of carne asada fries would be worthy of a crowd. The thick pile of chunky asada is masterfully salted and well portioned, hanging all over the thin, fresh, slightly crisp fries with every bite. Stringy melted cheese creates a warm, hearty base for satisfying forkfuls. The sour cream and guacamole are hidden under all that cheese and meat but not for long; this is some of the best guacamole you'll find on top of fries anywhere. It's thick, buttery and sturdy, with small chunks of fresh avocado throughout, the perfect cool and creamy antidote to all of the warm, cheesy, meaty excess the rest of Alfredo's carne asada fries comes packed with. 1619 W. Carson St., Torrance. (310) 533-1880. —Farley Elliott

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