Tacos de Camarones at Mariscos Jalisco in Boyle Heights

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You probably heard about this little taco truck that walked away with the grand prize at the first Street Food Festival at the Rose Bowl a couple of years ago.  Since then they have won a couple of other festival prizes and have now added a second truck and opened a restaurant.  Our good friend of Pleasure Palate, Chuy Tovar, is arranging a special dinner for us here.

We will dine-in at their small new place in Boyle Heights (NOT outdoors at the truck) where we will enjoy a family-style dinner comprised of tacos, ceviche and aquachiles.  All included for $9 per person + tax and tip.  For those who wish to BYOB, they will mix free micheladas with your beer.  Soft drinks will also be available for purchase. 

Take a look at what they have to say in L.A. Weekly's Essential 99 about Mariscos Jalisco:

"There is a sea of mariscos trucks in East L.A., but the one that will remain wedged in your memory for years to come is Raul Ortega's Mariscos Jalisco taco truck. What you come here for — along with folks from as far away as San Diego — is the taco dorado de camarones, a hefty taco stuffed with shrimp, then deep-fried and topped with fresh salsa and a generous slice or two of avocado. That salsa will skirt dangerously around the paper plate as you settle down along the nearby brick ledge that serves as customer seating. But any splatter is worth that spectacular first bite, when the crispy, clean crunch of the tortilla meets the meatiness of the shrimp. Ortega has been frying up these gems for more than a decade now, starting out back when half the kids tweeting in line were barely in high school. Don't judge: You'll likely find yourself tweeting something, too. Something like "best taco in L.A."


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  • Mariel G.

    Not on Sunday!!! :(
    They look delicious. The only time I went out with Cecilia was to Corazon y Miel, remember? I LOVED all the food and place... I went ahead and wrote down the address to try them on my own one of these days that I drive to LA... I probably would have gone if it was any other day... Have FUN!!! :)

    January 10, 2014

    • Jeff

      I'll believe it after I get reports back from the attendees!

      January 15, 2014

    • Andree

      Sooo...did Billy eat just one? ;-D

      January 20, 2014

  • Sally

    I have heard nothing but rave reviews for Mariscos Jalisco and they certainly live up to the hype. Delish! Thank you Cecilia for putting this together.

    January 19, 2014

  • Abby

    I'm sorry, but a family commitment came up and I have to cancel. :-(

    January 19, 2014

    • Lucy

      Good to see you yesterday, Abby.

      January 19, 2014

    • Kiyo

      Sorry you're not going hope all is well! Great seeing you yesterday!!

      January 19, 2014

  • Cecilia

    ONly cash is accepted at this small taqueria. Sorry, no credit cards.

    January 18, 2014

  • Mariel G.

    I WILL EAT AT LEAST ONE, PROBABLY TWO...lol...
    I already entered their address under 'Tacos' and also did one on Tamales - La Mascota - 2715 Whittier Blvd., LA... I found a lot of LA MASCOTA TAMALES... I love when people recommend something to me :) THANK YOU!!!

    January 11, 2014

  • Suzi O.

    I live in the area and eat their yummy tacos. I'd join but I'll be out of town. Enjoy! I'm not sure if they are open till 3 on Sundays but if they are stop by La Mascota on Whittier Blvd and get some tamales.

    January 10, 2014

  • Lucy

    last two lines, LOL. Mariscos Jalisco and I follow each other on Twitter.

    January 10, 2014

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