One of the most unique places to find delicious, kettle fried, hand pulled & shredded "crispy" carnitas in tacos/burritos as well as excellent asada and al pastor with guac has been bulldozed. The Mario's Restaurant next door is NOT the same thing, despite the name. The old liquor store building is gone as are the dirty picnic tables directly on Beach Blvd.
In it's place: Subway. I kid you not.
Goodbye Mario, you were great.