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Legendary Fish Tacos From Ricky's Return This Wednesday

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Southern California has become synonymous with fish tacos, and the best purveyor of the Baja-style treat in our city is undoubtedly Ricky's. There's long been rumor of owner Ricky Piña, who used to set up shop daily in Silverlake but eventually had to resort to a traveling tent, launching a food truck. And after a long wait, he's is finally launching it this Wednesday.

The truck has been much-anticipated for fans of Ricky's fish and shrimp tacos, which he's been making since 2009. The recipe comes from the tacos his mother and grandmother used to make back in his native Ensenada.

Says the L.A. Weekly:

What changes he's planning, and there will be some, will come once he's been up and running for a time. Look for lobster empanadas and "a couple new surprises," Piña promised, pausing last Saturday over a vat of oil under his tent in the Chinatown parking lot where he set up shop for a final weekend. There will be aguas frescas, though, for those of us used to bringing our own water.
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You can follow Ricky's Fish Tacos on Twitter to keep track of the tacos, which will be available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., seven days a week. Extended night time hours will be posted on the feed as well.

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