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Archive for the tag “tacos”

Casa Machado Mexican Restaurant

Birria seems to be all the rage right now in SoCal and the Birria tacos at Casa Machado are no slouch! Simply excellent when paired with a nice cheese enchilada combination plate.

Miguel’s Cocina

Such a remarkable dish at Miguel’s simply called “La Baja”! An excellent shrimp enchilada paired with a nice carne asada taco.

Tacos El Panson

Excellent taco catering from Tacos El Panson on El Cajon Blvd in San Diego. They had their mobile Cocina setup in my neighbors driveway for an event recently.

On the Border

Outstanding barbacoa taco and brisket taco at OTB in Escondido!

Pete’s Plaza Cafe

(Visited December 10, 2019) In all our trips to Catalina Island we’ve never tried Pete’s Plaza Cafe until this visit! About a block inland from Crescent Avenue in the heart of Avalon is a no frills kitchen with covered outdoor seating. They serve a variety of foodstuffs but seem to specialize in tacos. We took advantage of their great Happy Hour $1 taco special. We ate light because there were bigger dinner plans in store for us. I really enjoyed these carne asada tacos and cerveza. Their salsas were excellent. Pete’s will definitely be a must visit on all our future trips.

Miguel’s Cocina

Outstanding Happy Hour fish taco and albondigas soup at Miguel’s in 4S Ranch!

El Taco Loco Shop

Tasty carne asada tacos at Ramona Market! Always well made, delicious Mexican food at affordable prices here.

La Taqueria Jalisco Catering

La Taqueria Jalisco is an outstanding food truck (trailer) that makes frequent visits to numerous soirées around Ramona. I first tried them at a tap takeover at Reds, Whites & Brews. Had an excellent order of carne asada nachos and a plate of street tacos. I just loved all the delicious flavors of hot sauce they give you on the side!

El Taco Loco Shop

Outstanding al pastor tacos at El Taco Loco Shop inside Ramona Market recently! Seriously, some of the best tacos in town. For breakfast, lunch or dinner. Back in the day I always had unfortunate oral extractions to deal with when eating here but this batch was top shelf. Tender, flavorful and nice crispy edges from finishing on the flat top. Only $5.99 for three fatty tacos.


Surf & Turf Two Taco Plate at Rubio’s was pretty tasty! Includes one langostino lobster taco and a grilled “gourmet” steak taco. Plus a side of beans (rice) and chips.

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