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Mar 13, 2014 12:03 PM

New Mariscos truck in University Heights.

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.

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

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      1. re: DiningDiva

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

        1. re: RB Hound

          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

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

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        1. re: Saabiar

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

        2. 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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            1. re: Fake Name

              '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.

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  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?

                  1. re: Fake Name

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

                    At least I think that covers it all.

                    1. re: deckape

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

                      Maybe that's what makes them crazy.

                      I'll report back.

                      1. re: Fake Name

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

                        Claire 'Chica' Underwood

                    2. re: Fake Name

                      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.

                      1. re: y6y6y6

                        Mixta should also have pulpo.