La Esquina Del Camaron Mexicano is one of my favorite places to eat in the summertime. It’s run out of a deli and trafficks in Mexican style shrimp and seafood cocktails made with a mysterious and delicious tomato elixir. Recently the proprietor Pedro expanded his operations to seven days a week and added a counter and small kitchen. He also added some new menu items.
A seabass empanada packed with fish, onion and avocado will set you back $2. It is fast becoming one of my favorite street foods in the hood. The creamy avocado and a splash of hot sauce go nicely with what some might call a South of the Border hand pie.
A tostada heaped with seabass is also just two ducats. The combination of the cool chopped fish; the warm,crunchy disc; and creamy avocado is as refreshing as a cool breeze on a hot summer’s day. And yes, Pedro does plan to add fish tacos some time in the near future.
La Esquina Del Camaron Mexicano, 80th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights