I didn't have time to check out the new places people are buzzing about. Cortez was on my list and also Tacos Punta Cabras.
Luckily, my friend Justin, insisted that we catch up over ceviche. I had tried to go there many times as the Taco Maven and it was freakish how they were always unexpectedly closed (power out, kitchen flood, somebody's bday) every time I tried.
But the soup. OMG Magee. That was insane. There are several options for broth flavor and I forget which one we actually had but I could have eaten 3 bowls of it. There it is pictured above in all it's rich broth and seafood glory. Lots of garlic too. Hello CRACK.
It's a very kid friendly place too with simple burritos, quesadillas etc. I enjoyed the ceviche, but it was the SOUP SOPA CALDO etc. that really floated my boat.
I come back in April for 4 days, two of them in Ojai celebrating my mother's 70th birthday, but I will find a way to squeeze in a few more tacos OR ELSE.