National Taco Day
Here in Southern California, we have a substantial influence of the Mexican culture. Appropriately so, since California was a part of Mexico until 1848. The region is still known for having an active community of Latin American influence in music and food. Having traveled all over the county, I can say nowhere in the US is there better Mexican food. One place in Southern California stands out from the rest – and that’s the Old Town Mexican Cafe in San Diego.
The Old Town Mexican Cafe
2489 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 297 4330
Take the small road trip down the coast to Old Town San Diego where the ocean breeze and the smell of Mexican food are in the air. Your first stop must be for the filling lunch at The Old Town Mexican Cafe. The wait gives you time for you to transport yourself to what still feels like a part of Mexico. The entire street is full of restaurants, bars, and shops welcoming you to the area. With so much in the plaza, you’ll have something to do while you wait and even after lunch.
When you enter the restaurant, you’ll be able to smell and see why this place is so important. See the talent women pounding and rolling the corn and flour dough to make fresh homemade tortillas right in the window. If you can’t wait to eat, or want some to go, the tortillas can be bought right there with some butter for a sweet addition.
Check out their menu, but take our recommendation – everything on the menu is perfectly made. I would order anything that comes with those fresh homemade tortillas like the carne asada, chile verde, the enchiladas and of course, the TACOS.
Grab your amigos and head down the freeway to celebrate National Taco Day in style.