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Mariscos Jalisco vs. Mariscos 4 Vientos ~ East Los Angeles

12:35 PM PST on March 3, 2011


    What a beauty this taco is...

    I went back to the 3000 block of E Olympic Blvd in East LA to try Mariscos Jalisco again and compare them to their closest competitor, Mariscos 4 Vientos. Both trucks park within 50 yards of each other, with Maricos 4 Vientos parking in front of their restaurant of the same name. Both trucks serve delicious hard shell shrimp tacos covered in a tomato salsa broth and slices of avocado.

    I went to Mariscos Jalisco first and ordered one shrimp taco. I wanted to try their aguachile but they were out (I think the girl said they only had it on the weekends) . The taco was just as I remembered with lots of interesting textures and flavor. The crunch of the hard shell taco, the warm shrimp, and the coolness of the slices of avocado and salsa had me dancing in the streets. What a beauty this taco is. I wanted to order a couple more but staying true to my mission I walked down to Mariscos 4 Vientos hoping they were up to the challenge.

    Read the entire review on Great Taco Hunt.

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