LOS ANGELES | When in Los Angeles, a visit to Mariscos Jalisco is a must. Raul Ortega’s food truck has been parked at the same spot in East Los Angeles since 2001, and was one of the late Jonathan Gold’s favourite Mexican spots in the city. It’s known for quick service, affordable prices, and some of the freshest seafood in town.
Mariscos Jalisco is most famous for their taco de camaron. It’s a deep-fried shell stuffed with shrimp, topped with housemade red salsa and avocado. It’s very good (and you should totally order it), but for me the must order item is the poseidon tostada. A house made, crispy tostada piled high with the freshest ceviche, octopus, shrimp aguachile, avocado, a spicy red sauce, and a squeeze of lime. A textural, flavoursome delight with a medium chilli kick.
Also worth trying is the fiery aguachile – shrimp that’s been submerged in liquid seasoned with chilli peppers, lime juice, salt, cilantro, slices of cucumber and slices of onion. It’s wonderful, as is everything here.
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