Guerrilla Tacos Ambrosia Melon Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca Los Angeles

Head to your local supermarket and it would be easy to think the world grows three melons: cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon. Not so. SoCal farmers market stands reveal the truth, that the range goes dozens deep. Wesley Avila, the market-driven chef who helms Guerrilla Tacos with wife Tanya, parks his truck outside Handsome Coffee Roasters on Fridays, and recently delivered a phenomenal range of tacos featuring farmers market produce, plus an amazing Ambrosia Melon Agua Fresca ($3). The ambrosia melon looks like a cantaloupe from the outside, with ridged green and tan skin, light orange flesh within, and an almost floral aroma. In a Mexican style “fresh water,” the flavor really pops, and helped to cool my mouth after inhaling several of Avila’s increasingly spicy salsas.


Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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