No Name Taco Stand

No Name Taco Stand

No Name Taco Stand On my  last trip to Los Angeles, my friends took me to a secret, no-name taco stand that has gotten quite popular through word of mouth. They set themselves up in front of a tire shop at night, and make fresh Tijuana-style street tacos for about $1.25 each. It’s a little […]

El Agave Del Mar

El Agave Del Mar

El Agave Del Mar El Agave, which has been a popular Mexican restaurant in Old Town, recently opened a second location in Del Mar, occupying the former space of one of my previous favorites Flavor Del Mar. The new restaurant serves the same menu as the original Old Town restaurant (menu on website). I was […]

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Lucha Libre Taco Shop Lucha Libre is a popular taco shop in San Diego and has even been featured on shows like Man v. Food. My parents requested something distinctly San Diegan during their visit, so of course California burritos popped in my mind and one of my favorite places to get a California burrito […]

Lucha Libre (North Park)

Lucha Libre (North Park)

Lucha Libre (North Park) Lucha Libre, the popular taco shop in San Diego, recently opened a second location in North Park. It’s located a few doors down from City Tacos and I found myself quite excited by a second location since the first one is always packed. It was relatively quiet and empty when we […]

Lolita’s Taco Shop

Lolita’s Taco Shop

Lolita’s Taco Shop The last time some of our friends came to visit for a San Diego beer crawl, we found ourselves at Lolita’s taco shop again. This time, I was actually around to eat everything we ordered, without having to dash off after a couple of bites. Shrimp Quesadillas My friends really love the […]

Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Cafe

Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Cafe

Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Cafe Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Cafe, owned and named after native San Diegan Jimmy Carter, has been around for more than twenty years. This past weekend, I spent some time with my cousin who was in town for a visit. I asked her what she was craving, and having previously lived in San […]

TJ Oyster Bar 1 (original)

TJ Oyster Bar 1 (original)

TJ Oyster Bar 1 (original) As I mentioned last week in my TJ Oyster Bar 2 post, I recently visited both TJ Oyster Bar locations. While the newer location is a bigger, sit-down restaurant, the original one is a small, casual shop. The menu is more limited, but also cheaper (fish tacos are just 99 […]

Puesto revisit

Puesto revisit

Puesto revisit It’s been more than two years since Puesto opened a location at The Headquarters, but it still remains one of our favorite spots to get tacos and drinks. We love the restaurant space and menu options and the service is always very friendly. It seems like every time I’m dining here and have […]

Bracero Cocina De Raiz

Bracero Cocina De Raiz

Bracero Cocina De Raiz Bracero is the highly anticipated restaurant by Chef Javier Plascencia, a star chef in Tijuana and a leader in the Baja movement, which opened in Little Italy a few weeks ago. We are big fans of Chef Plascenica’s food and have been eagerly anticipating this opening. While we’ve never had the pleasure of […]