Thursday, February 5, 2015

Tucson AZ: Cocos Con Camaron

I found this food stand near Tucson airport and had a very enjoyable meal. Quite frankly, I think the food at the airport is uninspired, so I drove around to try to find something to eat before I caught my flight. On a Sunday, many of the weekday options around the airport are closed. Luckily, this stand was open, clearly staffed by a hard-working family.

As you can see from the menu, they serve a variety of fruit drinks and fruit salads as well as savory dishes.

My order started off with a taquito made of beef head (cabeza). The meat was very tasty but not overly strong, just enough to make me wish I had ordered more of it. The burro's chicken was very juicy. The avocado complemented the meat very well in flavor, texture, and coolness. Even the simple lettuce made a nice contrast. I asked for my mango drink with a combination of crushed ice and water. I don't always order fruit drinks with my Mexican meals but perhaps I should change my habits---the sweetness of the mango contrasted with the savory meat just enough to highlight both.

2 comments:

  1. We just tried this place yesterday, and the food was delicious!

    The food stand is called "Raspados La Nina" and is located at 5385 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ 85706
    520-889-0335

    We ordered the beef street tacos and the cocos con camaron.The coconut in the cocos con camaron was tender and sweet, and complimented the shrimp and tangy tomato-based sauce well. We often stop at food stands in Puerto Penasco for cocos con camaron, and this dish was a good version of it.

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  2. We just tried this place yesterday, and the food was delicious!

    The food stand is called "Respados La Nina" and is located at 5385 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ 85706
    520-889-0335.

    We order the beef street tacos and the cocos con camaron. We often stop at food stands in Puerto Penasco for cocos con camaron, and this dish was a good version of it. The coconut was sweet and tender, and complimented the shrimp and tomato-based sauce well. The portions of shrimp were generous.

    The family operating the business was kind and hospitable. They also accept debit and credit card payments now.

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