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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



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