Mariscos El Bigoton has 5 locations, including Arleta where we tried their specialty dish “Aguachile”, El Pastelaso, El Pepinaso, their fish taco and shrimp taco. Edgar and his family from Jerez, Zacatecas run the Mexican seafood stand from taco trucks and a pop-up. He left his day job as a construction worker to make us his favorite dishes.
My mom recommended their food because my sister heard about their taco specials which are the best deal in the San Fernando Valley: 5 shrimp tacos for $5 bucks on Tuesdays or 5 fish tacos on Thursdays for $5 bucks.
📍13504 OSBORNE ST ARLETA
📍5458 WHITTIER BLVD ELA
📍1357 N AVALON BLVD WILMINGTON
⏰ Daily 1030am-7pm
If you go, please tell them Taco Diaries sent you!
This past Taco Tuesday, I enjoyed myself more than usual thanks to #VidaLexus & my former work buddy, Pili Montilla… the charming TV host of Té Para Tres.
We celebrated the season finale with a concert series featuring LA’s finest… Ozomatli and company. When I say company, I mean.. Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia, los enmascarados desmadrozos de la cumbia El Conjunto Nueva Ola, the 1st lady of Los Angeles Alternative music María del Pilar, The Songbirds singer Erica Canales and celebrities like Justin Baldoni from the Golden Globe award winning show “Jane the Virgin”. I got to take a photo with Justin, but the music was so loud, I failed to mention how much I value his efforts to help the people of Skidrow. For more information please click here or follow him on Instagram @JustinBaldoni.
I was having such a good time, I threw myself into the crowd while shooting and left my heart and soul on the dance floor. Luckily, Carlos Santos was there to break my fall, and I was able to walk gracefully out of the event.
The night wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t enjoy a taco or 2 on my way home. I made a quick stop at Leo’s Tacos on La Brea & Venice Blvd to help me heal my ankles.
It really was a blast to see so many familiar faces from my LATV days.
Hopefully next time gravity will be kind. Enjoy the shots!
Last night I had so much fun at the Calle 13 show, I continued the party with some of my favorite tacos. I asked my friends to send me their favorite taco joints and shared tickets and one of my favorite places in Downtown Los Angeles. Danny’s Tacos is a taco truck located on the corner of Grand Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, across from the Shell Gas Station.
My friends enjoyed asada and al pastor burritos while I ate my favorite tacos: asada, al pastor and chorizo. I love this place because they make handmade tortillas and they make a spicy green tomato salsa. I love salsas with tomatillos, tangy and spicy mmm… I also love love love that they fry serrano chiles and onions for that extra kick. Patricia and Milton were working the truck and did not reveal any culinary secrets but they did mention that their style of cooking originates from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.
Enjoy the video, it was shot live with the help of my sister Ale. Thanks Ale.
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