Posts tagged "Mexican food"
3 of San Diego's Genuine Mexican Restaurants

3 of San Diego’s Genuine Mexican Restaurants

Tequila and Mole, it’s very real at Cantina Mayahuel in Normal Heights, San Diego. With mole served only on Tuesdays and Fridays, this restaurant has been on my radar. This is not a typical San Diego Mexican restaurant, if you know what I mean. Lots of rustic wood, a huge tequila bar and no hanging...
It's the white cheese sauce and maybe the salsa

It’s the white cheese sauce and maybe the salsa

Many Mexican restaurants ranging from little taco stands to upscale dining serve Mexican food in San Diego.  It’s the one meal locals and tourists expect to eat in this border town. People have their favorites for the classic dishes of enchiladas, chile rellenos and tacos.  Endless hours over cold margaritas are spent discussing the best...
Barbacoa and cactus in City Heights, San Diego

Barbacoa and cactus in City Heights, San Diego

Rosario and her daughter Rodnia realized San Diego needed their Mexican style of cooking and opened El Borrego in North Park 12 years ago.  The restaurant is known for Guerrero style Barbacoa which is marinated lamb and so popular, 1,000 lbs are consumed a month. Of course, handmade tortillas, beans and rice complement the dish....
The Sonoran hot dog makes Tucson famous

The Sonoran hot dog makes Tucson famous

Around Tucson there is a certain hot dog everyone knows about. Like the secret handshake, I got the scoop about the “famous” Sonoran hot dog.  Hands down from all my reliable sources, I was told to only eat them at the original location of El Guero Canelo on S. 12th St, Tucson.  When Chris heard...
Tranquil setting for Mexican food

Tranquil setting for Mexican food

Isn’t it nice to dine in a restaurant that is quiet and peaceful? Hacienda de Vega, Escondido, offers outside patio seating with tranquil water and gardens. The menu is traditional Mexican food, with layers of spices and flavors, quite different than Americanized Mexican food. No one was shouting to be heard and the place has...
Jazz music with warm churros

Jazz music with warm churros

Dave Scott, a weatherman on local news, is a great jazz musician and performs in places such as Hacienda Casa Blanca in El Cajon, Ca.  Owners Cindy and Tony Gomez enjoy the lively atmosphere he brings to their restaurant and combined with the authentic Michoacán food, it’s a fun dining time. Helping Dave out is...
Las Cuatro Milpas or "the green fly"

Las Cuatro Milpas or “the green fly”

If you come to San Diego and ask where to eat border style Mexican food, you’ll be told to go under the Coronado bridge in Barrio Logan and it’s name is the green fly.  Strange or even scary as it sounds, that’s been the nickname at Las Cuatro Milpas restaurant cooking big vats of rice, beans and homemade...

El Indio Mexican Restaurant is a classic

There are hundreds of taco stands and restaurants in San Diego, but one that constantly stands out each time is El Indio in an older established part of town, near the airport. It’s the gold standard for authentic Mexican food known to locals for many, many years.  Before tortilla chips became popular, El Indio made...