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** Chowdown Invitation to Fiesta Tepa-Sahuayo in Watsonville 3/23 **

Nathan P. | Mar 11, 200502:29 PM

I am excited to announce the first Central Coast Chowdown at Fiesta Tepa-Sahuayo in Watsonville on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30. Hosted by Chard Girl, Carb Lover and myself, this will be an excellent opportunity to sample a wide range of Tepa’s regional Mexican food and meet a few of your fellow central coast hounds. The menu will not be finalized until we get a sense of how many participants are involved but we have already made contact with the proprietor of the restaurant who has agreed to serve food family style so we can maximize the amount of dishes sampled.

There have been numerous reports on Tepa on the board. For those out of the loop, Tepa is a small family run restaurant that serves regional Mexican cuisine. It has been described as one of the most interesting Mexican restaurant menus in the US and Tepa’s owner describes the food as: “Hard to find dishes, even in Mexico”. It is always a challenge to choose what to order among the 45 or so specialist dishes on offer so this should be an unprecedented chance for veterans to try numerous things at once and for first timers to get a taste of the kitchen’s range. So if the thought of quesadillas with fresh masa, huiltacoche, rose petal sauce, pipians, guajillo marinades and multiple salsas are of interest to you, this is a must attend dinner!

The last 3 Tepa Reports:


There has been an increase in posters from Santa Cruz to Monterey in the last few months so we hope to get a good turnout. We do not have a cost per person as we do not have a finalized menu but as a reference point the average dish at the restaurant is $12. All hounds are welcome from experts in Mexican cuisine who learned to make mole from nuns in Oaxaca to people just learning that there might be a few dishes out there beyond burritos and enchiladas. As a special note to any newer posters on the board or lurkers who have not yet announced themselves, none of the organizers of this event have met before so don’t worry about being an outsider, all are welcome.

Please email me ASAP to reserve your spot at what will be a fantastic food event. Per board rules logistics can't be discussed here but if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


Chowdown At Fiesta Tepa-Sahuayo
Wed March 23 at 6:30
15 1st Street
Watsonville CA 95076

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