Bite of the Week: Blistered Shishito and Bacon Quesadilla from Guerrilla Tacos

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What: The bacon, new potato, blistered shishito, cheddar, and egg quesadilla with some serrano chile—and probably some other things that didn’t make the menu board but ended up in the tortilla.

Where: Guerrilla Tacos, parked outside their usual hump day haunt, Cognoscenti Coffee in the east side of Culver City. It might be the quietest location in their rotating schedule and there’s also a lovely brick wall to lean against while stuffing your face.

When: Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. (it had an egg in it so it counts as breakfast) to celebrate the fact that Wes Avila’s badass taco truck was named to Eater’s list of the 38 essential restaurants in the nation.

The Final Bite: Drop all preconceived notions of what a quesadilla is and/or should be at the hypothetical (because it’s a food truck and you’re outside) door. This is a large-format street food; it’s the porterhouse for two of taco trucks. It’s got the crispy cheese-swagger of a quesadilla, the proportions of a burrito, and the attention to detail and balance of any food that leaves chef Avila’s kitchen. Would this be better suited for a 2:00 a.m. post bar meal instead of a mid-workday breakfast? Maybe. Oh well—no ragrets.

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