Rico’s Mar Azul, a splashy blue truck stationed in an idyllic park off Figueroa, specializes in Mexico City-style seafood preparations. The concise menu lists tostadas, cocteles, and that’s it. The tostada de pulpo, a raft of tender octopus and avocado slathered in a creamy white sauce reminiscent of Greek tzatziki, is my favorite bite of all.
With its myriad of layers and textures, this tostada can be unwieldy to eat by the side of a truck, but push on with a wad of paper towels because every messy bite and stain endured is hard earned and worth it. And at $2 a pop, you’ll still be able to afford a trip to the dry cleaners if needed.
Rico’s Mar Azul Mariscos Truck
4702 North Figueroa Street
Highland Park, CA 90042
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