Hey everyone! This is Scott Koenig, and bienvenido to episode 5 of The Mexican Minute with A Gringo in Mexico. It was 60 years ago when Sabina Bandera’s family first rolled their seafood cart–La Guerrerense–into the port city of Ensenada, Baja California. And began preparing what Anthony Bourdain famously proclaimed, “The Best Street Food in the World”.
There are Mexican mariscos carts on just about every corner of Ensenada’s malecón. But there’s only one La Guerrerense and only one Sabina — whose seafood tostadas, cocktails and other oceanic offerings attract a hungry crowd every weekend. Given Ensenada’s location on the Pacific – and the fact the city’s main fish market is just a few blocks away – La Guerrerense offers some of the freshest seafood in Mexico. Sabina’s most popular culinary creation is her tostada of erizo and almeja, sea urchin mixed with chopped Pismo clam. One can also order tostadas of ceviche, octopus, shrimp, sea snail, crab and more. If it swims in the ocean, you can order it here. If Sabina isn’t at one of her new restaurant locations in Mexico City, Guadalajara or Monterey, chances are she’s topping tostadas at her cart in Ensenada. Brightening the street with her contagious smile and sharing the seafood love with her adoring fans from all over the world.
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