Mariscos Missions: El Prieto Truck *SD*
Mariscos estilo San Felipe
3630 Main St.
Chula Vista, CA
I came across this truck on the recon for the Pozoleria. Its on the corner of Fresno and Main.
Business was pretty brisk at 10;30 a good sign.
Some Specialties include:
- Tacos de Marlyn
-Tacos de Gobernadores
- Tacos de Pescado
- a la Diabla tacos of Pulpo, camerones, & pescado
Ok, this is a good lonchera but not nearly as good as German. So here's my run-down comparison: :P
I was offered Consomme. This is quite different than what is served at our favorite MG. At MG you recieve a true consomme - chile fortified shrimp stock with a whole shrimp. Whereas here you get tomato soup 'a la diabla' basically. It would have been a really nice and picante tomato soup with lots of veggies but it was salty for my tastes. But apparently not so for the gentleman dumping two salt packets into it next to me. I saved it slightly with some lime showers.
Well, this is crispier than MG but no where near the tempuraesque that I seek. It has that same yellowish oregano flecked batter as MG. Leagues better than Rubios yet not super rememberable is what I will leave it at.
>> Marlin Taco
Overflowing,yet they try to replace the fish carnitas with more veg. I don't mind this as the celery was replaced by sauteed thin green pepper strips but the broken little bits of meat kept me yearning for the huge chunks we are spoiled by now. I liked the quality of the cheese better on this taco - they may be using Oaxaca.
So if you are in the area you can give it a shot. I may give em a second chance.
Not that uncommon a practice, I've seen it don't a reasonable number of times. Maybe not in Mexico, but pancake mix does a lot of things in a pinch. It may be because the pancake mix has leavening in it so you get the "poof" when it fries. You can even use club soda in it as liquid ;-)
re: Gypsy Jan
Jan...all I know about is chiletepin which I have bought. Its a really small round chile that is red - about a quarter the size of an arbol. Apparently the chile plant can only propagate by means of a certain Mexican bird's digestive tract! That's one iron stomached bird though I bet!
re: Gypsy Jan
That little snippet doesn't do justice to the Chiltepin. Its known as the mother of all chiles, because it is believed to be the original variety of Capsicum that was propagated by birds from the Ecuatorial rain forest to Mesoamerica... this is the Chile from which all other Chiles were bred.