Skip to Content
Food

Highlights From the Rogue 99 ~ Mariscos Jalisco

[dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]ariscos Jalisco is the lonchera run by Raul Ortega, who parked his truck on Olympic Boulevard in Boyle Heights back in 2001 and pretty much hasn’t left since. The truck has a number of solid seafood offerings, but what has made the truck a mandatory stop on any proper taco crawl is its tacos dorados de camaron: bits of shrimp mixed with other ingredients — Ortega holds the recipe as close to his chest as Coca-Cola does its formula — are slathered in a corn tortilla, then folded in half and fried. It’s plated with ladleful of salsa and a slice of avocado and handed off to you to enjoy perched on a nearby ledge. It is a taco so delicious that you’ll probably go back for seconds or thirds, and you probably will think about it the next day, and the day after that. Is this the best taco in L.A.? Many, with good reason, would say yes. — TN

3040 E. Olympic Blvd., Boyle Heights
(323) 528-6701

https://www.instagram.com/mariscosjalisco

READ THE ENTIRE ROGUE 99 LIST HERE.

SEE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROGUE 99:

Philippe's The Original

All Flavor No Grease

Dal Rae

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

‘This is Los Angeles:’ Family Behind El Burro at Placita Olvera Fight to Save 57 Years of Tradition and Culture

"It’s a huge part of L.A.'s identity," said Eugenia Nicole Macias. "We’re not going anywhere. Our grandmother raised us to make noise."

May 24, 2024

What To Eat This Weekend In L.A.: Sonoran-Style Chicharrón, Tikka Masala Fried Chicken, Japanese Curry Arancini, and ‘Flintstones Burgers’

Plus a breezy new restaurant in the South Bay, Guam-style barbecue at the races, smoked birria, and cassava tortillas. Here's where to eat this weekend from Cudahy to West Adams to Arcadia!

May 24, 2024

LAPD Officer Released on $30,000 Bond Following Arrest For Assault With a Deadly Weapon

A day after the incident the LAPD said in a statement that they were prompted to respond to the 8600 block of Belford Avenue after “a community member generated a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon.” Police later identified the suspect as “off-duty Officer Richard Podkowski.”

May 23, 2024

Downtown’s Aguascalientes-Style ‘Flying Gorditas’ Sell Out On The Street In Three Hours

The family behind this stand also owns a Mexican chile and spice import company , so their guisados taste remarkably fresh. Their gorditas have been so popular that they are opening a brick and mortar restaurant in East L.A. this Saturday.

May 23, 2024

This Peruvian Street-Style Fried Chicken Inside a 30-Year-Old Taquería Is the Valley’s Best-Kept Secret

“I'm very proud of bringing our food, Peruvian food, and the acceptance from our Mexican brothers,” says chef Omar Zavala, who is from Peru and took over Taqueria Juanito's with his wife, Carmen, five years ago.

May 22, 2024
See all posts