To whomever it was who pointed out that there are other El Taco Nazo outposts besides my usual standard on Garvey -- THANK YOU!
I got to introduce my wife to the wonder that are fish and shrimp tacos at El Taco Nazo. It's hard for me to decide who's better -- Tacos Baja Ensenada or El Taco Nazo -- but they can share the crown for all I care.
As some of you know, Die Ubergeekweib and I are moving to Orange County. We've had some problems along that front and ended up having to go down yesterday for some quick in-person decisions. We ended up in Fullerton near Bastanchury and Harbor and I said, "You know, sweetie, we're not too far from La Habra here. Let's go have fish tacos!"
Well, Mrs Ubergeek wasn't really into fish (or shrimp) tacos, so she got a carnitas burrito, which was really, REALLY tasty -- I got a combo with one fish taco and one shrimp taco.
Ah, so tasty -- an almost tempura-like piece of seafood, screamingly hot, with thinly-shredded cabbage, chunky salsa, and crema, on two corn tortillas. Needs a squeeze of lime (on the bar with the other condiments) to make it perfect. So good. So perfectly cooked. So messy.
Both plates came with a drink and a mind-boggling number of chips, which we swathed in that incredible spicy salsa. You can get rice and beans and a larger drink for 99c more but it seems superfluous.
A couple of those addictive fried peppers with salt and lemon -- what ARE those things, anyway?? -- and some carrots en escabeche and we were good to go.
It was so good. I'd forgotten how tasty it was, because I don't work in Rosemead anymore... but now that I know it's in La Habra, it will be a regular player when we move.
El Taco Nazo
121 South Beach Blvd
La Habra, CA
El Taco Nazo
9516 South Garvey Ave
South El Monte, CA
Note: Some of the El Taco Nazos have changed to Senor Baja (www.senorbajarestaurant.com). I can't speak for their quality -- I haven't been to any of them since the switch.