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Feb 8, 2009 03:16 PM

Any non-touristy mexican food spots featuring Mariachi bands in San Diego?

There must be a place (think Cielito Lindo in South El Monte:
in San Diego County. Possibly in Chula Vista or South Bay?

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  1. I've seen them at Mariscos Godoy, Karina's and La Costa Azul I think - mainly on the weekend. Anyone know schedules?

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    1. re: trentyzan

      Just wanted to thank you for your reply trentyzan!

      1. re: trentyzan

        2nd MG, usually a small group that I've seen there on Fridays.

      2. You could try the trio in Solana Beach - Fidel's, Don Chuy and Tony's Jacal. They aren't particularly touristy in the off season.

        1. I've seen some Mariachis come through Super Cocina on a Saturday afternoon. They came in and walked around for a bit then left b/c no one asked them to sing. I think they were walking from business to business down University looking for someone to take them up on a song. It would be difficult to predict if and when they are going to stop in. Maybe the owners would know how often they stop by.

          1. trying to remember if Hacienda de Vega in Escondido has any roaming mariachi's..they have a band on the permitting.


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            1. re: Beach Chick

              Thank you all for the replies!!

              I'm thinking there may be an opportunity for an entrepreneur to open a restaurant similar to Cielito Lindo in the South Bay area....

            2. Mariscos Hectors
              Ste 201
              2305 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915
              (619) 421-130

              Also salsa nights below.

              Alejandro's Mexican Restaurant
              2220 Otay Lakes Rd # 505
              Chula Vista, CA 91915
              (619) 216-8812‎