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Favorite Mexican Breakfast in SD?

Beach Chick Feb 25, 2009 09:18 PM

Love a great Mexican breakfast..
Where and whats your favorite?

I love homemade flour tortillas with fluffy scrambled eggs with slices of avocado, dollop of sour cream and green onions with some super hot salsa rolled up with shredded sharp cheese..side of chilaquiles and homemade refried beans..mexican papaya cut up with jicama with a fresh lime juice drizzled all over the fruit..instant nescafe..

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  1. Masa Assassin RE: Beach Chick Feb 25, 2009 11:44 PM

    You just made me hungry Beach Chick, I will try and return the favor :P

    Menuderia Don Vicente is my favorite breakfast place (KR turned me on to this place).I get the menudo of course. In addition to Menudo, They have Green Pozole, Birria, Machaca, Chilaquiles, Chorizo con Huevos, Huevos Rancheros and much more.

    Red Menudo

    Green Pozole



    The tortillas here mmmmmmmmmmm look at the masa

    Menuderia Don Vicente
    2637 Highland Ave
    at 28th St
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-0455

    Also Super Cocina of course


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    1. re: Masa Assassin
      Beach Chick RE: Masa Assassin Feb 26, 2009 08:12 AM

      mucho besos Poppy!

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        cgfan RE: Masa Assassin Mar 24, 2011 11:20 AM

        I love the corn tortillas at MDV; I think they're amazing!

      2. Beach Chick RE: Beach Chick Mar 24, 2011 09:52 AM

        love love love me a fab Mexican breakfast...
        anything new in the last 2 years?

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          globocity RE: Beach Chick Mar 24, 2011 04:44 PM

          Golden Hill Cafe, just reviewed in City Beat, supposedly has a decent Mexican breakfast. I'm planning to try it this weekend.

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            kare_raisu RE: Beach Chick Mar 25, 2011 09:23 AM

            Honestly I think everything here is 'just ok' - you really need to cross over to Tijuas if you want a true experience. Mexican bread brought to the table. Fresh juices of papaya, tangerine, guava etc. Fresh made thick corn tortillas, and the unmistakable scent of Mexican coffee with cinnamon.

            1. re: kare_raisu
              Beach Chick RE: kare_raisu Mar 25, 2011 09:47 AM

              Totally agree that I need to cross over to Mex for the the true experience..
              When I used to live in Guadalajara, the fresh papayas with lime, served with the fresh squeezed juice...handmade tortillas with scrambled eggs and fresh salsa..slices of avocado and homemade beans..coffee was Nescafe which I still love to this day.

              So pure and beautiful the food is in Mexico..
              I miss it so much..the people, the food, the vibe..the clamato bloodys!

              1. re: kare_raisu
                DougOLis RE: kare_raisu Mar 25, 2011 10:26 AM

                Got any good recommendations? What time of day is it usually served?

                1. re: DougOLis
                  DiningDiva RE: DougOLis Mar 25, 2011 11:20 AM

                  Mosey over to the Mexico board there are a couple of discussions going on about places for Mexican breakfast between TJ and Ensenada

            2. cgfan RE: Beach Chick Mar 24, 2011 12:01 PM

              How about a Mexican breakfast and a drive? At the very edges of our county, but my vote goes out to Tacqueria Las Brisas' Menudo.

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                kare_raisu RE: cgfan Mar 25, 2011 09:19 AM

                I might be getting over there late morning tommorow for an amazing bowl of menudo, breakfast of champions!

              2. DiningDiva RE: Beach Chick Mar 25, 2011 05:06 PM

                You know, one of the things I wish restaurants in SD would do for breakfast are juices in the Mexican breakfast style. Here we get offered orange, grapefruit and tomato pretty standardly, and sometimes apples, cranberry and grape. And it's almost always from some form of concentrate.

                Breakfast juices in Mexico are a thing (or is it things) of beauty, starting with the fact the fruit is actually ripe and it's not from concentrate, a carton or previously frozen. And the combinations. Mexicans mix all kinds of juices together to get these devine fruit juice blends. Orange, nopal and celery. All citrus. Nopal and grapefruit, Guava and almost anything. Guanabana, papaya, mango...you name the fruit and some restaurant, cafe or stand is probably juicing and serving it for breakfast.

                It's "cool" to dis Sanborns, and their food is pretty standard fare, but man, their breakfast juices are delicious and they've got some creative combinations.

                How great would it be if someplace in SD was actually juicing ripe fruit and mixing up creative and tasty combinations. Oh, and that it didn't cost $10 a glass because the fruit was ripe and it took a lot of labor to juice it.

                1. Gypsy Jan RE: Beach Chick Mar 25, 2011 05:29 PM

                  Antojitos Mi Ranchito in Primo Tapia/Cantamar, about a half mile south of the Primo Tapia/Cantamar exit off the toll road on the ocean side of the street. They make the best shrimp omelette and serve fresh-squeezed orange juice. Not a buffet, just a local place, but everything on the menu is prepared with care. Local prices. No beer or other alcoholic beverages, but you can brown bag it there.

                  Splash Restaurant, at the Cuenca Lechera exit, the first one after Primo Tapia/ Cantamar and before the La Fonda./Alisitos exit.

                  Excellent shrimp omelette (actually, everything on the menu is great). More expensive, no buffet and I don't know about freshly squeezed juice. They have a full bar and a dramatic ocean front view and are very busy with gringo and Mexican customers.

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                    DiningDiva RE: Gypsy Jan Mar 25, 2011 07:16 PM

                    La Fonda used to do a pretty good breakfasty, I've heard a lot of downhill reports since it changed hand. True?

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                      foodiechick RE: DiningDiva Mar 25, 2011 09:39 PM

                      IMHO it is still pretty good. Even though an LA consortium bought the place, I think they kept on the old owners in some capacity. Didn't George and his wife own the place for at least 20 years (and I believe they still live either upstairs above the reception/indoor dining area or in the house next door?

                      Same breakfast menu (including the pancakes with coconut syrup, same fried flour tortilla chips and salsa plus huge brunch buffet on Sunday. The biggest drawback is that the new owners have permanently covered the entire outdoor dining space (there is still an uncovered patio for cocktails) preventing guests from soaking up the sun while watching the dolphins play (and I miss the free-roaming chickens).

                      However, Gypsy Jan is right about Mi Ranchito!

                      1. re: foodiechick
                        DiningDiva RE: foodiechick Mar 25, 2011 10:11 PM

                        I can't believe they covered the outdoor dining space. Sitting out there, on the cliff above the surf, with the morning low clouds burning off and the chickens was part of the allure.

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                          Gypsy Jan RE: DiningDiva Mar 26, 2011 01:15 PM

                          Yeah, it is sad that they covered the patio. It is pretty dark in there now, and unless you score a window table, there is no view. But, if you are willing to climb stairs to get to the brunch offerings, the outside balconies are an option, (I don't know if they offer table service outside.)

                          On the plus side, though, the Sunday Brunch has all-you-can-drink Margaritas in addition to the AYCD traditional Bloody Marys, but then,with that, the stairs might become a challenge!

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                            DiningDiva RE: Gypsy Jan Mar 26, 2011 02:25 PM

                            Or the bathroom! I seem to recall it was pretty dark in there

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                              Gypsy Jan RE: DiningDiva Mar 26, 2011 03:06 PM

                              Yes, you are so right DD. So dark that you might find a urinal in there, not that I would know anything about that.

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                                DiningDiva RE: Gypsy Jan Mar 26, 2011 07:13 PM

                                No, of course not ;-)

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                                  foodiechick RE: DiningDiva Mar 27, 2011 12:01 AM

                                  Sounds like you and Gypsy Jan have had some fun times at La Fonda!

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                                    Gypsy Jan RE: foodiechick Mar 27, 2011 03:58 PM

                                    Well, I could write a book; giggle, snicker, giggle.

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