A chowhound cannot live by tacos alone. El Compita’s truck specializes in mariscos al estilo Sinaloa. It’s parked during daylight hours on Kern St. at the corner of East Alisal Street, near Mission Linen (315 Kern Street). As this photo of the truck taken around 1 PM after the lunch rush shows, the surrounding area is clean and free of litter.
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I stopped here in April to grab a quick bite, a tostada mixta ($3). I was happy to see the green El Yucateco habanero hot sauce, my favorite condiment for this type of mariscos. This was a good effort, if not distinguished. The blend had too much surimi (fake crab) and ketchup for my taste, making it too sweet but that was easily remedied with a squirt of lime. Also, the octopus was rubbery.
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This truck is just down the block from the El Grullense taco truck. A good place to send fishatarians while you’re chowing down on Grullense’s carnitas.
El Compita truck