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I’m lost.

But my buddy Hector buzzes through the calles like a kid heading for the toy store.

We’re in his li’l red Hyundai, a model I’ve never seen before. Back plate says “Atos, by Dodge.” He says it’s a design out of India. Does 45 to the gallon. Bought it here, about $9K.

Whatever, by now we’re not far from Quintana Roo, I know that. And Agua Caliente. You can see some office buildings sprouting out every now and then.

Then we’re parking in a spare lot and heading towards a square tent on its corner.

Huh. A food truck anchors one side. “We’re open!” says a banner in Spanish. “Seafood tacos. Come and try us!”

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“These guys are truly excellent,” says Héctor. “They’re brothers. Mauricio and Diego...

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...They do octopus, really well.”

Turns out this is Mr. Tuna, Tacos de Mariscos (E. Castellanos R. 9449, 22010 Tijuana, 011.52.664.680-2767). Two minutes later we’re sitting at a red “Coca Cola” table under the canopy in the gravel.

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And I’m munching into THE most delicioso octopus taco I can remember. Not the usual rubbery suckers you get, but a kind of little stew, with parmesan cheese, ground almonds, cilantro…itr’s so danged delicious I forget to take a photo before I’ve chewed through half of it. Costs about $1.50.

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But that’s just the beginning. The drink’s pineapple-celery, and next up is a fish tostada, tuna stew… aargh! Need more time. Check for a coming Tin Fork.

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Comments

Ian Pike June 27, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m.

That looks different! Always nice to be surprised by a dish, I always say.

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