Paco Perez of Aqui es Texcoco brought me to what he considered to be the conceptually "Original" Tijuana Taqueria a year ago. He took me to Tacos El Poblano in La Mesa up Blvd. Agua Caliente so I can get an idea of a 'roots' TJ taco of carne asada.
I still remember the almost golden meat grilling away and its scent mixed with charcoal - but most important was the taste. It was like experiencing carne asada for the first time. I never took the subject of carne asada seriously until I was brought here.
The great news is that now you experience that taste in Chula Vista. The TJ roots chain of 3 Taquerias is now open in Downtown Chula Vista. ON 3rd st and E.
The ambiance is not the same but the flavor is completely there. The tortillas even taste like those from Mexico. Asada is the name of the game here but dont leave without trying the Consome de Carne. It rivals that served at Tacos Fitos - my favorite in TJ. The intriguing spicing muskiness and richness of the broth makes it easily one of the best things Ive tasted in San Diego recently.
Experience real Tacos of Carne Asada - go to El Poblano!!!!