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Food

Quick Bite: Trio of Tacos from Komodo Food Truck

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It took us a while to get to the Komodo truck, from the first time we got wind of them joining the ranks of the mobile meal possibilities last December to a recent quick stop for a lunchtime bite.

The truck, specializing in Asian-fusian tacos, burritos, and fries, made a stop for lunch in the lot of Hollywood cupcakery Frosted. We showed up towards the tail end of the midday gig, and were disappointed to hear that they were completely out of three of the four sides we were interested in: Truffle Fries, Garlic Fries, and the Guacamole Rolls.

Taking a pass on the meatballs side, we went for three tacos: Komodo Signature (Signature top sirloin with homemade guacamole and Cotija cheese, $3), Fish n’ Grapes (Deep fried buttery cod tossed with fresh grape salad & pickled onions, $2), and, Asian Marinated Chicken (Orange marinated chicken with Asian stir-fried rice, $2). Normally we wouldn't have picked the chicken, but in grappling with a pick for third we asked the young man taking our order for his favorite of the remaining tacos, and went with it.

Of the three, the standout was the Fish n'Grapes, with its crunchy, fried fish and the cool, cylindrical counterpoint of the grapes, making for a sweet-sour-salty trio of tastes rolled into a tortilla. The beef was tender and paired nicely with the guac and cheese, and the chicken well seasoned and pleasantly punctuated with orange, although the use of the canned Mandarin segments was a little disappointing. It's a small menu, but for those fish tacos alone a worthwhile stop for a quick bite.

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