By Allison Lyons, Architectural Historian, Architectural Resources Group
A good SurveyLA food stop draws us back even when the field work is finished. Our obsession (and it really has reached the level of an obsession) began in last summer when the West Adams/Baldwin Hills/Leimert Park team of the Group 1 surveys were in the midst of surveying the Arlington Heights neighborhood. We were documenting a small district of streetcar-related commercial buildings dating from the 1905 to 1925 along the former Pico Heights Streetcar route when we happened upon La Cevicheria. Inside, we discovered some of the city’s greatest fish tacos. The heat waves of late September and October were a great excuse to return. Nothing fortifies tired surveyors like their limeade. We’ve since branched out and tasted the shrimp tacos, ceviche, and mariscada (fish stew). If they have it, the homemade tres leches cake is amazing. Everything tastes great, but it’s the spicy fish tacos that we’re still talking about. We break early for lunch, so crowds aren’t an issue. However, in the evenings the place can be packed. If you’re driving in from points west, be sure to take note of another historic find: there is an air raid siren on Pico Boulevard, just west of Crenshaw intersection.