Last night, Sabina Gonzalez and her daughter Mariana of the famed La Guerrerense seafood cart in Ensenada set up shop on Beverly Bl. to kick off a series of guest chefs from Baja California at Playa. This collaboration with Chef John Sedlar, who's making a lean towards the Baja kitchen at both Rivera and Playa, will run into October.
The packed house at Playa was buzzing about what I've called the best street cart in the world--Anthony Bourdain(La Guerrerense was featured on No Reservation Baja) agrees, and he would be in a good position to know. A diner arriving for her much anticipated meal by La Guerrerense squealed, "I can't wait for this, I've been wanting to try them forever."
There's still a chance to catch La Guerrerense tonight, and Tuesday before she heads back to Ensenada, and even if you went last night, expect the menu to be a little different as Sedlar will add his touches to the collaboration. Sedlar was mesmerized by the speed and efficiency of the pair of street food veterans as he ran into the kitchen to tell his chefs--"you guys could learn something here about moving your hands, that's all you gotta do." " These two are faster than my chefs." He also couldn't get them off the line--"they like to work."
Legendary homemade salsas by La Guerrerense at Playa
Coctel campechana with pismo clam, tuna, octopus, scallop, and shrimp
Come out and experience an amazing Mexican seafood tasting from the streets of Ensenada, a place that Newsweek just included in their 101 best places to eat on Earth. I for one am dining there every night, because I'd be a fool not to take advantage of this special occasion. See you there.
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