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New Mariscos truck in University Heights.

y6y6y6 Mar 13, 2014 12:03 PM

Mariscos Tiburon - Brand new Mariscos truck on Texas street, a few blocks north from the Kiko's truck.

A very different take on all the mariscos taco standard dishes, other than the fish taco, which is as normal, but well done. The marlin taco is less vegetables and more shredded fish. The grilled shrimp taco is more shrimpy and cheesy than usual. The ceviche is less marinated (more raw) with much larger chunks of fish. They also have some specialty tacos such as the "adrian", which is shrimp and jalapenos sauteed in a sweet red sauce over rice.

Over all I'm very impressed. Nice to see something far from the ordinary at a mariscos truck.

Free soup seems to be hit and miss, half the time I get it, half not. The tacos are bigger than usual, which makes the prices quite reasonable. It's in a gas station parking lot, so beverages are close by. Service is friendly and bilingual. Tortillas are of the grocery store category, but oh well. No agua fresca, but I almost never see those at the trucks anyway.

Weird to see another truck so close to Kiko's. Hope they can make it. Business seems steady, but not busy so far.

http://www.mariscostiburon.com/

 
 
 
 
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    RB Hound RE: y6y6y6 Mar 13, 2014 12:55 PM

    Those look yummy. I might have to hit that up before one of my North Park KraftBeerRuns.

    Is it me, or does that look like the same menu background they have at some of the other Mariscos trucks (e.g. El Pescador)?

    1. DiningDiva RE: y6y6y6 Mar 13, 2014 02:21 PM

      If going North, before or after the Texas St. hill?

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        RB Hound RE: DiningDiva Mar 13, 2014 03:04 PM

        That appears to be right before the hill, at Madison (at the Valero gas station).

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          DiningDiva RE: RB Hound Mar 13, 2014 03:13 PM

          Whoa, so it's only 1 block from KiKo's. That Valero is always busy and I get better traffic than the little strip mall where the other truck is located. This could be interesting

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        Saabiar RE: y6y6y6 Mar 13, 2014 03:48 PM

        There has been a truck at the Valero for quite some time, is this a different truck?

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          phee RE: Saabiar Mar 14, 2014 09:23 AM

          Agreed. I would see a truck up there often when I was still working, and that was last year.

        2. deckape RE: y6y6y6 Mar 17, 2014 10:34 AM

          On a separate note, the Mariscos German truck has returned to its traditional spot in front of the liquor store (Market Place?) at 35th and University. He, Alex, will keep the other truck at the Fairmount and El Cajon location where it has been for a while.

          The trucks have a Mariscos Alex designation but are the original Mariscos German ownership.

          Had a Tostada Loca, Pulpo Mexicano Taco and Gobernador there yesterday, all of them quite good.

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            Fake Name RE: deckape Mar 17, 2014 07:07 PM

            Que es una Loca?

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              menuinprogress RE: Fake Name Mar 17, 2014 07:16 PM

              'Loca' means crazy. I don't know specifically about this truck, but other places I've had a Tostada Loca it has been piled with lots of mixed ceviche.

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                Beach Chick RE: Fake Name Mar 18, 2014 01:45 AM

                Loca=Fakèy

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                  Fake Name RE: Beach Chick Mar 18, 2014 10:04 AM

                  Yeah, yeah, I know what loca means.

                  I also know what a Tostada Mixta is.
                  I also know there exists two menu items, a Loca and a Mixta.

                  So. Using my powerful logic, I suspect there is a difference between a Loca and a Mixta- otherwise two menu options would be redundant redundant.

                  I don't know if it's "crazy" because it has a steak on top of it, beans underneath it, or is served elevated by Feliz Cumpleanos helium balloons- I'd just like to know:

                  Que es una Loca?

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                    deckape RE: Fake Name Mar 18, 2014 10:42 AM

                    It would be more or less the same as a mixta, Fakey...fish, shrimp, scallops, oyster, mussel and octopus - oh, my!

                    At least I think that covers it all.

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                      Fake Name RE: deckape Mar 18, 2014 01:48 PM

                      Ah. The mixtas I've had don't have the shellfish in them.

                      Maybe that's what makes them crazy.

                      I'll report back.

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                        Beach Chick RE: Fake Name Mar 18, 2014 02:58 PM

                        Couple of seafood mixta's, a cold Pacifico or two and binge watch House of Cards..
                        Sublime

                        Claire 'Chica' Underwood

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                      y6y6y6 RE: Fake Name Mar 21, 2014 01:17 PM

                      My limited experience has been that "mixta" is fish, shrimp, squid, but generally just a ceviche. But "loca" is the same with the addition of oysters/clams half shell.

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                        cstr RE: y6y6y6 Mar 22, 2014 08:10 AM

                        Mixta should also have pulpo.

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