Old Town Mexican Cafe San Diego Cafe
Peer through the front window of Old Town Mexican Café, and you’ll see four robust women expertly patting fresh artisan tortillas into shape as they chat. If it weren’t for the crisp white aprons, stainless steel countertops, and oversized flat cooking surface between them, you could imagine your tías gathered in the kitchen doing the same thing. In fact, two of the women have been making tortillas at this popular Mexican eatery for more than 30 years. Located in San Diego’s Old Town neighborhood across the street from the Whaley House, this restaurant is a favorite of locals and tourists alike.
The ambiance at Old Town Mexican Café is, in a word, festive. There is rarely a time when this restaurant isn’t filled with guests. Exuberant conversations and strolling mariachis make for a lively atmosphere. There is often a game on the TVs in the extensive bar area. The main dining area features large ornately painted booths, rustic wood finishes, and colorful artwork that combine to create a relaxed Mexican-themed décor. The outdoor Garden Room serves as a second dining area with tables surrounded by decorative wrought iron chairs with comfy seats, brightly painted accents, and large hanging plants. At night, strings of colorful lights crisscross overhead.
Old Town Mexican Café has garnered countless accolades over the years. They’ve been voted the best tortillas in San Diego, they’re Zagat rated, they’re a Gold Medallion Award winner from the San Diego Restaurant Association, a Channel 10 A List winner, and they’ve been voted Best Margaritas and Best Mexican Food by the San Diego Reader, to name a few. Don’t trust the experts though, ask the locals! This restaurant has been the place to be for consistently superb Mexican fare since the 1970s.
If you want to start your meal with a margarita, Old Town Mexican Café is the place to do it. Their extensive list of tequilas – Mezcal, Silver/Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo varieties with over 100 bottle choices, will satisfy even the most discriminating tequila connoisseur. Is it possible to have a bad margarita with this kind of tequila menu? Guests don’t seem to think so, often saying they’ve just had the best margarita ever. The full bar also offers mixed cocktails, and several beers on tap.
Old Town Mexican Café is famous for their carnitas, but customers also rave about the Mexican-style rotisserie pork ribs. Molcajete – grilled shrimp, chicken breast, steak, and grilled cheese is another house specialty. Vegetarians should try the popular potato rolled taquitos. If you think you have what it takes, get the Spicy Tequila Ribs in their patented fire sauce for an appetizer. Be sure to try the Pozole, another favorite, with chunks of pork, hominy in a clear broth with oregano, cilantro, onion and lime, and served with hot tortillas. When it comes down to it, you can’t go wrong no matter what you order from the menu.
The first thing you need to know is that this casual, family-friendly restaurant sells both their homemade artisan tortillas and their patented fire sauce for you to take home. Menu prices are reasonable, especially for the high quality of food, with only a handful of entrées over $20. High chairs are available for the little ones. The restaurant opens at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast (which is also excellent) and closes at 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 2:00 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Located at 2489 San Diego Avenue, they offer both on street and a lot parking, along with bicycle parking.green man gaming futurology masters future avengers workout humor future to the back boston to chicago flights green tomatoes future knight portal breastfeeding success flights to bora bora cityview greensboro nc good deeds in the bible future ford sacramento futurology manic street preachers review understanding humor through communication correlation between humor and intelligence beachfront airport future jobs future with money difference between humor and satire enthusiasm lab billie eilish green hair pronunciation for futurology humor therapy cityview care center reviews future without violence jeep enthusiasts futurology delphi method futurology of english education is the key to success hotels cityview fort worth green crystal sage green background humor during difficult times quotes humor ya books futurology language future inside the mattress lyrics future of via rail future without glasses the future of made in italy since future perfect tense will future going to future futurists green bay packers logo futurology youtube future like ours marquis good deeds review future hand behind head meme humoral futurology noun british racing green reddit futurology starter pack humor or humour futurology is the study of trump success future without his glasses future you animal mating success horse good deeds at home westjet flights lime green nails airport from metro future zahir wilburn future like ours marquis humor websites future world green bay news chelsea green since future tense future between humor us future up the river lyrics future at wedding green bean recipes enthusiast crossword clue social success humor good morning tuesday future inside future without poverty enthusiasm in hindi cityview church pearland jeep enthusiasts near me enthusiasm about the job futurology review jmu student success center difference between enthusiasm and determination airport zion national park future to completablefuture future shock avery pointe at cityview apartments reviews honolulu flights futurology words hyatt place fort worth cityview hotel future without speciesism award home2+suites+by+hilton+fort+worth+southwest+cityview+fort+worth+usa future spoil her till she a brat lyrics good deeds around the house futurology news future at wedding future after since future kazutora puerto rico flights future through training student academic success center futurology novel future and lori harvey eva green nude kelly green color future of top glove success auto futurology trends future to completablefuture future to completablefuture enthusiasm and attitude good deeds foundation