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Oct 19, 2006 09:29 PM

tacos baja ensenada methodology

stand in line (especially on 99 cent taco wednesday)
order two fish tacos "con todo"
get a seat and get some condiments. watch out for those yellow peppers, dont want to damage your taste buds!
retrieve tacos from the window when your number is called.
squeeze lime on taco then pick up and bite
after your eyeballs are done rolling to the back of your head, continue.
you may feel the need to roll into fetal position and just hold yourself for a moment. but this is not the 90s and youre not at a rave. so hold it together!
last step: wipe away tears of joy...
option: order a third and fourth

special notes: look for the tantalizing neon green colored fast food restaurant. thats where youre headed.

special personal technique: i usually ask for just one corn tortilla per taco so i can eat the maximum number of tacos. means to an end baby!

also, just a block over on atlantic there is a crazy abandoned theater/church building. i love that place...


Tacos Baja Ensenada
5385 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 887-1980
(a few minutes east of downtown)

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  1. Alternate version: Order three with everything, and hope to make it to four...

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    1. re: Joe Blowe

      for maximum freshness and hot out of the oil goodness, you'll have to eat quickly. this does somehow seem to come naturally when eating fish tacos...

      1. re: modernist

        Never met a TBE fish taco that I didn't inhale!

    2. praytell where would this fine establishment be located?

      1. ihatechu!! I haven't been at 99 cent Wednesday in AGES... I go to school dangerously close to it... ON WEDNESDAY... going to have to stop soon...


        It's located off of Whittier Blvd near Atlantic. At the end of the Downtown ELA drag... They also have Fish Burritos that will knock your socks off....


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        1. Haha.....nice!!

          I usually go for 2 fish tacos and 2 shrimp tacos. The shrimp tacos are fabulous as well!

          1. I suppose I could just call them, but does anybody know their hours? I drove by recently for dinner and they were closed, thereby breaking my heart. Thankfully, there are enough taco trucks on Whittier Blvd to create a traffic jam, so I had decent fallback options. But I really had my mind set on fish tacos...