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El Huarache Loco Opens a Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in Marin

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Big congratulations to Veronica Salazar of El Huarache Loco, the delicious food stand that opened as a brick-and-mortar restaurant at Marin Country Mart (adjacent to the Marin Ferry Building) on Wednesday March 7th. Salazar has been working farmers' markets for five years, and is the first graduate of La Cocina's incubator program to launch a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

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Exterior of the restaurant. Photo from Facebook.

The extensive menu features traditional Mexico City antojitos like mini gorditas de chicharrón ($4, two thick masa cakes stuffed with braised pork) and an irresistible chori queso ($7, melted queso oaxaca with chorizo); a variety of salads, including ones made with nopales and jicama; and the namesake huarache ($7.50, a sandal-shaped corn masa cake filled with beans and topped with salsa, cilantro, crema, queso fresco, and onions) -- with your choice of 13 different toppings. There will be a variety of breakfast dishes (including molletes, $7.50, a bolillo roll with beans, queso oaxaca and salsa, with two eggs any style) and a kid's menu. Everything is very authentic and many dishes are made from family recipes, the corn tortillas will be handmade, and there's a pastorero spit for al pastor pork. And since we're talking about sunny Marin County, there is both indoor and outside seating. Open Sun-Thu 8 am-8 pm, Fri-Sat 8 am-9 pm. 1803 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur, 415-925-1403.

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Sopes with chorizo and potato. Photo: © John Ater.