The former owners of Tacos Don Jorge, which closed a couple months ago, are back with a new taco and mariscos truck . The menu goes pretty deep with everything from shrimp cocktails to tostadas to shrimp dorados and your standard soft tacos of asada, al pastor,and carnitas.
shrimp taco $1.50
I went on back-to-back nights. The first night I tried the seafood, which seemed to be a popular choice with the other patrons. The shrimp ceviche tostada was good but the stand out was the shrimp taco. This is an interesting taco and quite different than other shrimp dorados I’ve had . It comes in a crispy shell topped with salsa, a mayo chipotle sauce, slices of avocado, and fresh cabbage. All the flavors come to together and it’s quite delicious. And quite a steal at only $1.50
On the second night I was more in a carnivore kind of mood and went with carne asada, al pastor, and carnitas. Tacos are $1 each and you garnish them yourself from the tubs of salsa. The carne asada was greasy and delicious, complimented perfectly by the hotly spiced salsa roja. The carnitas and the salsa verde were a good match; the salty pork played well the the sweetness of the tomatillo. The al pastor was a little sweet and oniony, and probably would have gone better with the salsa verde.
This stretch of Venice Blvd has quite a few taco truck options at night now between Tacos El Gallito and Garcia Bros but my money is on El Compa. There’s a lot of variety here and not only are the meat tacos much better than the competition, there's nothing like the shrimp taco anywhere nearby.
Rate Mariscos y Tacos El Compa
Mariscos y Tacos El Compa
8693 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034