We have some exciting news at El Sushi Loco! We had the amazing honor to be featured in the LA Weekly, Best of L.A. Food and Drink magazine! In fact, we were voted the Best Mexican Sushi! Read the excerpt from the magazine below!
” In 2011, Frank Mendoza was an air-conditioning technician with no restaurant experience when he went against the advice of friends and family and transformed his parttime Mexican sushi cart into the brick-and-mortar El Sushi Loco in a La Puente strip mall. A self-made success story of a man who once spent nine years for drug tracking at the Lompoc U.S. Penitentiary, he now boasts three locations. After being introduced by nephew Jose Calderon to Mexican sushi — which, unlike the raw Japanese version is deep-fried — Mendoza started pushing his unpermitted Sushi Island cart, which he bought on Craigslist in Tijuana for $1,200, through the streets of East L.A. What started out as a fun hobby on the side of his air-conditioning day job became a passion for Mendoza and Calderon. By 2014, they’d opened a second restaurant in Downey and a third in Pomona last December. Signature items include his hot reggae rolls of fried tempura on top of scallops and crab, smothered in Jamaican cilantro, and spicy Kanikama sauces. The Emperador has become a legend — cream cheese, avocado, and shrimp covered with spicy Kanikama, home-made sweet eel sauce, sesame seeds, and cilantro sauce on the side. The dragon rolls are dramatic, as well as the ceviche de mang, and Yaki Loco. “
1542 W. Holt, Pomona; (909) 469-0568
11837 Downey Ave., Downey; (562) 869- 9205
15711 Amar Rd., La Puente; (626) 333-2332