A while back FOY "SomTommy", the very same individual who first told me about Sab E Lee, emailed me about a Taco Truck in the Parking Lot of RTA and Toys R Us in Chula Vista. There's wasn't much in the email other than the simple sentence "try the fish tacos......."
I filed away that bit of information, and a few weeks ago, I found myself in the area, and took the L Street offramp, followed by a quick turn on Industrial, past the stop sign, and you really couldn't miss the truck.
It really looked promising, the truck was doing steady business.
Following "ST's", instructions, I ordered a Taco de Pescado, along with a Gobernador. Things were looking up, as I was immediately passed a cup of tongue scortching consomme, a savory seafood broth that promised the upcoming meal will deliver the goods.
The consomme kept me occupied until my tacos were ready.
I grabbed my two tacos and headed off to....what else, the hood of my car, and dug in.
I started first with the Fish Taco ($1.25). The pretty large piece of fish was sizzling hot, the flesh was moist, and even had a mild sweetness to it.
The Gobernador was also very good.
the Mariscos German Truck, mainly because of the addition of tomatoes, this is still a heck of a delicious taco.
Good enough for me to return with the Missus in tow....... Along with my Tacos de Pescado, the Missus got a Tostada de Camarones (Shrimp Tostada):
The Missus also got a Campechana, a mixed seafood cocktail. Full of the usual coctele suspects (shrimp, oysters, scallops, octopus), it was the tart and sweet tomato influenced liquid, with just a touch of picante. It was the perfect foil for the heat of the day.
After these visits, I've been dropping by whenever I'm in the area.... like on my way home from my regular visits to Hogetsu Bakery. I guess there aren't too many Asians eating here, since on a recent evening, one of the guys working at the truck, came up to me, and mentioned that the truck was moving. Moving! Before I got too excited, he told me that because of some city ordinance, the truck was moving closer to RTA! Whew........
This past weekend, quite curious, I dropped by to see where the truck was now located. The truck has now moved to the "Customer Pick-up" parking lot, right next to RTA.
In order to enter the area, you'll need to either go thru RTA, or walk to the left of the orange netting, and detach it from a hook on the wall. There are now a couple of tables set-up under the tarp as well. This puts the various sauces within easier reach......
Just in case you don't want to eat on the hood of your car.......
Either way, it's good stuff.
Mariscos El Pescador (In the parking lot pf RTA/Toys R Us)
1008 Industrial Blvd
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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