It’s been awhile since I've been down to TJ; years ago I would visit on a weekly basis (not Revolucion Ave).
I started my day working through Tijuana feasting on some exceptional tacos from at least 5 taco stands. Most notable tacos for this trip, the original Tacos El Gordo, (Corner of Sanchez Tobado/Javier Mina) and Tacos El Paisa at Las Ahumaderes (The Blvd/Gob. Balarezo)
Things to note about Tacos El Gordo. I often times get asked about the difference between the TJ locations and their US operations. The cost is of course lower but not by much, basically $1.30 TJ vs $ 1.85 in US. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63...
I’m always amazed by people complaining about the cost at the US locations. The variety is basically the same however the TJ location offers Masisa and Ojo (eyeball). I had to try the Ojo so I ordered one with my usual taco trio. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63... To be honest it was good, but Ojo is just not for me. The asada and adobada were great as usual.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63... As far as difference in flavor I have to give the slight edge to the TJ locations, however the difference is very minimal. I thought the meat was fresher and the masa was perfection.
As I left Tacos El Gordo, I walked across the street to Hildago Market. Wow! Just picture Imperial Farmers Market in San Diego multiplied by 10, and outside. Next time I go back I’m just going to stay here. They have some amazing looking places particularly Kikos Carnitas.
On to Las Ahumaderes. If you have not been to Ahumaderes there is a series of Taco establishments all lined up. It’s a taco lovers dream. This place has been around since before I was born! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63...
I went to El Paisa and ordered the asada, chorizo, and adobada. They use a small grill with mesquite for all their meats http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63...
Overall I have to give the edge to Tacos El Paisa at Las Ahumaderes they were best of the day for this trip. The tacos BTW are only $1.20, prices are painted on the wall. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63... and also the salsa was very good http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63... I have some more places on my list to try next time.
The rest of my trip extended to Rosorito and final destination Ensenada. I came across some interesting places searching for the perfect fish taco in the place of its origin. I will post more when I get time.
KR Thanks for the video inspiration haha.
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