Visiting my hometown for a week of hunting tacos and beaching. My working plan is:
- A bike tour of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista, with possible stops at Stardust Donuts, Mariscos Isaac truck, Restaurant Fernandez for birria, Mariscos El Pescador and Tortas El Gallito in the Toys R us lot, Taqueria El Poblano for carne asada, Tacos El Gordo for al pastor, and maybe El Ranchero for a cool raspado. Hmmm, maybe two days to do this.
- Sunday lunch with the family at Romesco’s in Bonita for tapas and maybe chile en nogada because es tiempo de grananda y el Grito: Que Viva Mexico!
-- Take the bus from Tijuana to Popotla for the seafood market on the beach, then stay the night in Ensenada to hit La Guerrerense, Mariscos El Pizon for sea urchin, Ultramarino for beers, and a get a bunch of fish tacos. Wander TJ on the way back.
-- Tour Logan Heights to try Tamales Chiapanecos, El Compita for borrego and gorditas, and Northgate Market for birria de chivo and aguas frescas. Maybe make a return La Fachada and El Paisa comparison.
-- In my old Clairemont/Ridgemont stomping grounds, mourn the demise of Cocteleria La Playita, stop by Super Sergios and Yogurt World on Convoy, and maybe grab a seared tuna torta with avocado at El Pescador in La Jolla to eat down by Romney’s house on the beach.
Much of this is new to me, but sounds killer. Anything new or noteworthy I should try? Ideas are much appreciated.