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Tacos El Gordo 3 - National City

kare_raisu | Mar 30, 200806:22 PM

Its going to be hard to consume sub-par tacos after eating here.

This place is as everyone has described -truly amazing. Strangely enough, gabacho mio messed up in ordering. When you enter on the side - the cashier is way back in the opposite corner - so I looked up to the menu and went over and ordered. I then went out side, anticipating my order to be called.

Wrong was I. I waited until I thought it was taking too long with my friend, then went back inside. This is when I discovered you order with the Taqueros first then bring your made tacos to the cajera. Ach so!

I think that this is so cool - there is something so personal and intimate about talking with\ and asking for the cook preparing your food - I like the connection. They are quite funny too! Apparently, each of the taqueros is in charge of a couple of the fillings. One guy does Buche and tripas, another- azteca and asada, a woman takes care of the fresh masa cebbolitas, and chile gueros and the final guy has the al pastor and carnitas.

I got the buche, azteca, and pastor with some gratis cebbolitas and gueros. Everthing was delicious - I'd put money on the al pastor being the best in San Diego without a sweat. Only knock is I wish the cebolittas and gueros were warmer.

The treat the tortillas well here - I think the azteca and asada are fresh masa based - but the others are just as upple, warm, sweated and decently greased.

Three tacos are enough - trust me - you will be stuffed.

As I was leaving the fun guy I thanked the guy who took care of the asadas and said 'estuvo deliciosa.'

He responded with, " Ok, I'll see you tommorow." Nice! ;^)

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